Grigor Dimitrov builds the perfect tennis player: Djokovic, Federer


Grigor Dimitrov builds the perfect tennis player: Djokovic, Federer
Grigor Dimitrov builds the perfect tennis player: Djokovic, Federer © Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport

Also Grigor Dimitrov had fun building his perfect player: a question that many players have been trying to answer lately. The Bulgarian tennis player modeled his perfect player, referring to many tennis players he faced in his career, especially in his first phase, during an interview with ATP.

As for the forehand, Dimitrov chose Roger Federer. For the backhand, he chooses Kei Nishikori, explaining his choice: "He can play it in every way: cross, down the line, slice."

The serve is that of Nick Kyrgios, his opponent in the final of the ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati in 2017: "He is able to generate power with any type of serve."

The return is obviously that of Novak Djokovic.

Again, the motivation is quite simple: "He always puts the ball on the other side of the court."

The most particular choice concerns the slice. For this shot, Grigor Dimitrov chooses himself: "The slice? I choose mine, it's the first shot I learned and I love playing it."

For competitiveness, he goes back a little further in time.

The Bulgarian chooses Lleyton Hewitt, Australian Slam champion and former world number one.

Dimitrov's 400 victories

In Chengdu, Grigor Dimitrov celebrated a great milestone: he reached 400 victories.

He is the first tennis player born in the 90s to reach this figure, surpassing the younger Daniil Medvedev.

The Bulgarian analyzed, speaking with ATP: "I am a person who loves tennis. In a certain sense, I lived for the game.

This achievement does not represent the most important thing for me, but at the same time I always try to do things right for this sport.

Personally, I never set a goal of getting 500 or 300 wins. You never know how things will go, I've been part of the Tour for 14 years now and it's nice to get this recognition. I won 400 games, I think that's pretty cool."

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