Playing in the qualifying round for the first time since Paris 2012, Grigor Dimitrov has defeated Marc-Andrea Huesler and Thomas Fabbiano in Geneva to reach the main draw, winning only nine matches on the Tour in 2019 after struggling with form and right shoulder injury.
Former world no. 3 has not played in the semi-final since Monte Carlo last year, scoring no wins over the top-20 players in that period and playing in only one quarter-final this year, in the first week in Brisbane! Desperate for more matches ahead of Roland Garros, Grigor decided to go from rock bottom in Geneva and it will be interesting to see him in the main draw, facing Federico Delbonis and seeking points that would keep him in the top-50, never leaving that group since November 2012.
Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek are with Grigor in Geneva and he is ready to chase wins and deep result, determined to get back where he belongs in the following months and get ready for the grass swing where he delivered some notable achievements in the past.
"I want to go back to the top," Dimitrov told reporters. "I am here to regain new confidence. Honestly, I have no expectations at this tournament but I'm eager to chase a good result, together with my two coaches Radek Stepanek and Andre Agassi.
The fact that Andre Agassi came to follow me here at Parc des Eaux-Vives in my first qualifying match highlights the investment that can be made in this adventure. Our relationship is powerful."