Grigor Dimitrov emerged as a top 8 player last year by winning the Aegon Classics Queen’s Championship and then went on to reach the semi-final of Wimbledon – breaking through as one of the top tennis players.
Since making his first appearance at Queen’s in 2009, the former junior Wimbledon champion has had a special connection with the place and has been a part of every tournament since his wild card entry 6 years ago.
Speaking at the draw ceremony, Dimitrov contemplated on his feelings for the green surface.
“Every time I come on grass, I have a special feeling, a different connection. The way I move, the way a play, the decisions I make on court… I don’t know why I feel that way, it’s just a feeling that I have since I first stepped on grass.” “Last year was an unbelievable moment for me.
One of the first things I did was ring my dad, and I remember coming out here with him when I got the first wild card, and I said, ‘I like that trophy a lot!’ Next thing you know, I had it in my hands." But a tough road lies ahead for the defending champion who will have his work cut out for him if he wants to retain his crown.
Dimitrov has an 18-11 record so far and comes in after a rather poor showing on clay – losing out in the second round of Rome and being eliminated in the first round of the French Open. Also Read: Could Rafael Nadal´s 2015 become like Roger Federer´s 2013?