Grigor Dimitrov reveals how he found new motivations

Grigor Dimitrov is having a great season

by Simone Brugnoli
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Grigor Dimitrov reveals how he found new motivations
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Pay attention to Grigor Dimitrov. It is a new youth that the Bulgarian tennis player, at 33, is living in recent seasons. A rediscovered game, the continuity of results that brought it, at the beginning of the year, in the Top 10.

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And now another eighth at Wimbledon, beating Gael Monfils, waiting to find out who will be his opponent between Struff and Medvedev. At the end of the match with the transalpine tennis player, the Bulgarian spoke about his state of shape and its final maturation.

Grigor Dimitrov is shining

Grigor Dimitrov is having a great season, in which he defeated several very strong opponents and reached the final in the Masters 1000 in Miami.

Grigor Dimitrov
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On the win against Monfils, the world’s number ten said: "It was a good game, much better than yesterday. Obviously it is never easy when you have to play again the next day after playing five sets, but I am very happy with how I played today, I prepared the game very well and then I managed it best to recover and get prepared.

I think these two things were the key, I kept the game as much as possible. Overall, I would say that today I have respected all the fundamental aspects". Expectations can only be rising week by week.

"You create the highest expectations, in my case I always have very high standards. Expectations will always be there, regardless of the source. In this sense I can not do much, I can only control what I hold, what I can do with my game or how the game will develop, things that depend only on me 100%.

Of course, you also have to face an opponent on the other side, which makes things a little more difficult, but that’s it. This is also what makes the game beautiful", said the 33-year-old. A tennis maturity arrived late, but that led him to dream big.

"There’s a reason we all train. Everyone here thinks they can beat everyone, that’s the challenge. That’s why we like challenges more than anything. At one point I felt like I didn’t have to prove anything to anyone, I just want to prove myself, I don’t play for anyone.”

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