Tennis - Grigor Dimitrov is not sure about his participation in the Davis Cup tie for Bulgaria against South Africa, the Bulgarian Davis Cup captain Todor Enev has said in an interview to Tennis BG. Bulgaria will be traveling to South Africa in September and Dimitrov needs to play in the tie if he wishes to play in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
Enev commeted, "There is a very difficult battle in South Africa, the rival is very strong, there have players in the Top 100 in singles and Top 50 in doubles. The first invitation to Grigor was just at the beginning of the New Year to have enough time for him to prepare him for the overall program, of course, followed by communication and several more invitations related to the details of the dates and the match destination, but in response there is no change in the Davis Cup to get into Grigor's plans and headquarters.
The invitations to Grigor were always at the first possible moment and in accordance with the clarification of all the details of the match, but there is no positive change in the answer and it does not continue to include the Davis Cup in his program and this automatically sends us to the topic that there may be no involvement of the Olympic Games.
Of course, I am concerned about the participation of the best Bulgarian tennis player and the Tokyo Olympic Games, so even in the communication with his team I have even sent again as a reminder the criteria for participation in the Olympic Games, arguing that Grigor Dimitrov has not covered them.
Basically, Grigor can play at the World Team Cup in Australia in early 2020. "The World Cup is more like a demonstration tournament that involves 24 teams, nations with world elite players in men, but the tournament has no meaning that as a captain of Bulgaria it is perfectly logical to have our best tennis player not only to play successfully in his tournament matches, but also to play for the national Davis Cup team as well and to represent our country at the Olympic Games."