Grigor Dimitrov: Tennis is secondary right now, good health is most important thing


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Grigor Dimitrov: Tennis is secondary right now, good health is most important thing

Grigor Dimitrov, 28, is disappointed because the tennis season has been suspended but says the game isn't the most important thing right now. On March 11, the ATP initially suspended the Tour for six weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.

As it was becoming obvious the Tour wouldn't continue in April, the ATP extended the Tour suspension through to June 7. On June 8, the grass season is scheduled to start, with events in Stuttgart and 's-Hertogenbosch taking place.

World No. 19 Dimitrov hopes the season will continue on June 8 but says right now the most important thing is to stay safe and healthy. "Tennis is secondary now," Dimitrov told bTV, as revealed on We Love Tennis France.

"Many tournaments have been canceled and there are players who earn nothing if they do not play. We are in a delicate situation but I think we will be able to reach an agreement. Organizations, federations and players should agree on something in particular.

But for now, all this is secondary, you have stay in good health." Dimitrov's form appeared to be on the rise but then the Tour got suspended. Dimitrov, a former world No. 3, didn't start the season on the way he hoped he would.

After failing to make it past the ATP Cup group stage with Bulgaria, Dimitrov disappointingly lost in the second round at the Australian Open. The Bulgarian then picked up back-to-back round-of-16 in Montpelier and Rotterdam.

However, he performed much better in his last tournament played as he made the Acapulco semifinal before losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.