Felix Auger-Aliassime out of Atlanta, Grigor Dimitrov accepts wildcard


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Felix Auger-Aliassime out of Atlanta, Grigor Dimitrov accepts wildcard

Rising Canadian star Felix Auger-Aliassime has withdrawn from the Atlanta Open but former world No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov has accepted a wildcard into the American ATP 250 event, per Ricky Dimon. World No. 21 Auger-Aliassime delays his Atlanta debut due to fatigue as he needs more time to recover from his grass season.

Playing his first-ever grass ATP event, Auger-Aliassime fell just short of winning his maiden title as he ended runner-up in the Stuttgart final to Italian Matteo Berrettini. The 18-year-old impressed at the Queen's Club the following week as well, having made the semifinal before losing to eventual champion Feliciano Lopez.

The Canadian then played two matches at the Hurlingham exhibition before he made the third round at Wimbledon. Meanwhile, world No. 49 Dimitrov is set to make his second appearance on the hard courts of Atlanta. The Bulgarian didn't impress in his Atlanta debut in 2011 as he was beaten in the first round by American Rajeev Ram. The Atlanta Open will be held from July 22-28.