Grigor Dimitrov opens on how hard it is for him without tennis



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Grigor Dimitrov opens on how hard it is for him without tennis

Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov has admitted he badly misses tennis as not knowing when will tennis return is a bit scary to him. The ATP initially suspended the Tour on March 12 due to the coronavirus outbreak and there won't be any tournaments taking place until at least July 13.

Unfortunately, the belief is that the season suspension will once again get extended and players are fearing there might not be any tennis for the rest of 2020. "As the days are rolling by I cannot help but thinking how much I miss competing.

For the first time in 24 years the real uncertainty of when you are going out there creeps in.
I miss the preparation, I miss driving to the stadium, I miss those butterflies when your name is called on that center court, when you put that game face on and for a minute you feel that the world stops and all you think about is that moment, seizing the chance to be out here," Dimitrov said in an Instagram post.

"I’m so grateful to that sport, it has given me all I can ask for (yes, frustrating too at times) but it always teaches me something that goes way beyond the sport. It challenges me! Thank you! I miss you tennis!

"I’m thankful for my parents for teaching so many valuable lessons early on in life. I had to grow up fast but along the way learning how to forgive,how to love,how to be persistent and tackle life with smile!

Tenacity! "We can only learn from this time and come out as a better version of ourselves. Let’s love ourselves and be kind to one another."

As the days are rolling by I cannot help but thinking how much I miss competing.

For the first time in 24 years the real uncertainty of when you are going out there creeps in. I miss the preparation,I miss driving to the stadium,I miss those butterflies when your name is called on that center court,when you put that game face on and for a minute you feel that the world stops and all you think about is that moment, seizing the chance to be out here.

I’m so grateful to that sport,it has given me all I can ask for(yes,frustrating too at times:) but it always teaches me something that goes way beyond the sport. It challenges me! Thank you! I miss you tennis! I’m thankful for my parents for teaching so many valuable lessons early on in life.

I had to grow up fast but along the way learning how to forgive,how to love,how to be persistent and tackle life with smile! Tenacity! We can only learn from this time and come out as a better version of ourselves. Let’s love ourselves and be kind to one another.

Sending love and support to all of you out there! We will overcome this together. #carpediem

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Dimitrov's best result of the season came in Acapulco, where he made the semifinal before losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.