Grigor Dimitrov achieved a great milestone in the ATP tournament in Chengdu, resulting in a beautiful declaration of love for tennis. By beating Juan Pablo Varillas with a score of 6-3, 6-4, the Bulgarian tennis player achieved his 400th victory on the ATP Tour, a result that filled the tennis player with joy.
In fact, Grigor shared a real ode to tennis, in an interview with the official ATP website, in which he explained: "I am a person who loves tennis. In a certain sense, I lived for the game. This achievement It's not the most important thing for me, but at the same time I always try to do the right things for this sport.
I think when you behave in a certain way, it adds up."
Dimitrov, an ode to tennis
The Bulgarian then added: "Personally, I have never set myself the goal of achieving 500 or 300 victories. You never know how things will go, I have been part of the Tour for 14 years now and it is nice to get this recognition.
I have won 400 matches, I think it's pretty cool." Dimitrov's first major tour victory came at the ATP 500 tournament in Rotterdam in 2009 with Tomas Berdych at the age of 17. In the same event, the Bulgarian stopped in the round of 16, losing in three sets against Rafael Nadal.
He analyzed: "I remember everything about that day and that match. Two days before, I was supposed to play the qualifiers in Rotterdam; then the night before they decided to give me a wild card.
I saw the draw: I was on the side of Berdych and Nadal, who had just won the Australian Open.
The match against Berdych was crazy. I was simply myself on the pitch: I ran, I slid. I never thought: This is my first Tour victory.
It was just a match for me. I think this is something you need to remind yourself. I also think about what I want in my life.
Tennis isn't everything. Nothing lasts forever, especially in our sport, so you have to have as much fun as you can, play as much as you can.
The only thing I can do is always give 100%. I've never focused on statistics, but this is a valuable achievement. My career is not near its end. So, who knows, I might get to 500."