Grigor Dimitrov out of Queen's



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Grigor Dimitrov out of Queen's

Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov won't be playing at the Queen's Club this year.

Dimitrov, a former world No.

3, has had success on the grass courts of Queen's throughout his career. Dimitrov, now ranked at No. 17 in the world, has made 10 appearances at the Queen's Club throughout his career. In 2014, Dimitrov reoovered from a set down in the Qiueen's final to beat Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.

Dimitrov also made the Queen's semifinal on two different occasions as he lost to David Nalbandian in the 2012 Queen's semifinal and to Lopez in the 2017 Queen's semifinal, respectively. It remains to be seen if 2014 Wimbledon semifinalist Dimitrov will be ready for The Championships.

Dimitrov suffered a disappointing French Open exit

Dimitrov blew a huge lead in his French Open first round clash before he was forced to retire his match. Dimitrov was up by two sets to one but a break down in the fourth set when he retired his first round clash to American Marcos Giron.

Dimitrov was up 6-2 6-4 5-7 0-3 when he retired the match. "I don't know what to say. Disappointed. But it's sport, it happens. I still don't know exactly what the problem is, but we'll find out in few days.

Then it'll get clear whether I'll be ready for grass. I feel very bad, and the pain doesn't allow me to show what I can," Dimitrov said after the match. Dimitrov lost his serve once in the first set but claimed three breaks to easily win the opener.

Dimitrov then claimed the lone break of the second set in the seventh game, before serving out for a two-set lead in the 10th game. The Bulgarian then claimed two early breaks in the third set to open a 5-1 lead but Giron then won six consecutive games to force a fourth set. Giron collected an early fourth-set break and Dimitrov decided to call it a match.