Grigor Dimitrov, considered immaterial from a tennis point of view, was reborn on the Flushing Meadows hard-courts, unexpectedly reaching the US Open semifinal. Perhaps not even the dearest of his relatives would have bothered about this result.
However, the Bulgarian, thanks to solid tennis and thanks to the bad days of his opponents, arrived at a very important result, which could change his season and give a sense to his career. A career that is emulating a period of his recent past.
In fact, after a great 2014, during which Grigor won three titles, he had a technical and physical blackout that lasted for two years. In fact, in 2015 and 2016 Dimitrov was not able to play on the levels that everyone expected.
The consecration did not come and he experienced a period of deep crisis. Crisis swept away in 2017. His best year, during which he won four titles, including the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, his first ATP Masters 1000, and above all the London ATP Finals.
That victory was to be the turning point of his career. Instead there have been another two years of total darkness. 2018 and 2019 were seasons that had no satisfaction for the Bulgarian, at least until the New York Slam. Being still young (he is twenty-eight years-old) Dimitrov can still aspire to important goals.
His splendid tennis is not supported by an equally splendid solidity, and therefore he is alternating an important year with two years of a blackout. Now he will have to bring out his determination and his personality. New York gave him the opportunity to come back to an important stage, now it's time to turn. And starting with the next tournaments, despite a defeat in the Beijing first round.