Grigor Dimitrov's season is continuing in the same way that the old one ended. The Bulgarian's crisis is continuing without end, between sensational elimination and burning defeats. A few timid signs of revival, however, were seen at Roland Garros, where Dimitrov reached the third round, losing only against Stan Wawrinka, a true specialist on clay.
His best result so far this season has been the quarter-final reached in Brisbane and the fourth round at the Australian Open Just these two first annual tournaments had given a positive impression on what could be his season.
Then between Indian Wells and Rome only the usual ups and downs, before reaching a relatively positive result in Paris, on a surface of play not congenial to him. He also crashed out early in Queen's which added to his woes.
At 28, Dimitrov needs to find the psychological and physical certainties that a champion like him would need to bloom permanently. What is still missing in his season could be found during the grass-swing, on a playing surface on which he has always played well.
There will be no real possibility that he can win Wimbledon, as his most accredited rivals are very ready to win at the All England Club, but certainly a positive result could give him the necessary charge for the rest of the season, which for him will be very important, especially during the Fall on the indoor hard-courts, at the end of the season. In that time he could take advantage of any chances. But will he find the keystone in London?