Grigor Dimitrov, despite being nicknamed Baby Fed, not only for his backhand which looks so much like Roger Federer's but also for his style of play, does not want to unbalance and even denies being comparable to the Fab 4, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer stesso, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.
The 31-year-old said in an interview explained: "Each player is special in their own way but those four players are from another league." It is factual that Dimitrov never reached the heights that the tennis legends mentioned above have reached.
Dimitrov, for example, has never won a Grand Slam unlike Djokovic, Nadal and Federer who instead compete to see who wins the most. Dimitrov said he was happy after the unexpected first round victory of the citi open, after it had been long after he had to retire early against Steve Johnson with a thigh injury at Wimbledon.
Dimitrov: "Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are in another category"
Dimitrov, who beat French Mannarino in the round of 32, will now have to contend with Sebastian Korda for a place in the quarter-finals: "My goal is to get back to the top" Despite Dimitrov's injury at Wimbledon, 2022 was not a bad year in sports.
He won 19 of his 32 games of his, reaching the semifinals at the Melbourne Open and the Monte Carlo Masters. The most important trophy, as well as the last ATP title that the former number 3 won, dates back to 2017, when he won the Nitto ATP Finals.
2017 is the same year he won his only Master 1000, in Cincinnati after losing his first Grand Slam semifinal to Rafa Nadal. The number 19 gave a philosophical answer to the journalist who asked him what prospects he saw for his career: "I will try to return to the TOP 10 so that he can continue playing with the best athletes in this sport." Federer, meanwhile, will come back on the court in September for the Laver Cup.