Grigor Dimitrov

Men’s Draw and Predictions for 2017 U.S. Open

August 27, 2017

If the U.S. Open Men’s Draw, getting underway tomorrow, were a ship it would capsize. Way too top-heavy and top-heavy tips the boat. No. 2 seed Andy Murray’s late withdrawal yesterday only added to the disproportionate weight of the top half of the draw and axed any possibility of an enticing Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer final […]

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Manic Monday at Wimbledon Features Round of 16 Matches

July 9, 2017

Today is a quiet day at SW19. The lush lawns at the All England Club are showing a bit of wear and tear after a week of heavy use and could use a breather. They will get just that, a one-day respite from play on this middle Sunday of the Wimbledon fortnight. But come tomorrow, […]

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Djokovic Tames Muller at Paris Masters

November 2, 2016

Three-time defending champion and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated dangerous lefthander Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3, 6-4 in the Serb’s opening round match at the Paris Masters earlier today. Djokovic, also a victor at Bercy in 2009, looked as strong as ever since suffering a dip in his performances following completion of the career […]

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Dimitrov Edges Karlovic to Reach Istanbul Open Final

April 30, 2016

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov edged past big-serving Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (0), 7-6 (2) Saturday afternoon in the first semifinal of the Istanbul Open. The second-seeded Dimitrov reached his eighth ATP Tour final and will battle Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman for his fifth career title tomorrow. Dimitrov was superlative on serve, hitting 10 aces and winning 90 percent […]

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Picks and Preview for 2015 U.S. Open

August 30, 2015

It’s the last day of August and the first day of the U.S. Open tomorrow. Questions may reign about the likely winner in the men’s draw, but in reality, in my view, not many. Will there be a surprise victor, such as last year’s champion Marin Cilic? Don’t think so. I see one of the […]

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First Round Upset Picks at Wimbledon 2015

June 28, 2015

Back by popular demand are my top five first round men’s upset picks at Wimbledon, which starts tomorrow. Despite the fact that I was only one out of five on my predictions last year (actually that’s pretty good), I figured I’d do it again. After perusing the draw on Friday, eight matches jumped out at […]

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Djokovic Still Tops as 2015 Season Begins

December 31, 2014

The calendar flips to a new year tomorrow and the 2015 ATP World Tour kicks off Sunday at Brisbane for another highly competitive season. My thoughts on what has been and what lies ahead. One thing is for sure, Novak Djokovic is the best player on the tour right now and should be again at […]

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Tsonga Defeats Federer to Capture Rogers Cup

August 10, 2014

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga captured his fourth win in a row over a Top 10 opponent, defeating Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto Sunday afternoon. Wins over No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 9 Andy Murray, No. 8 Grigor Dimitrov and No. 3 Federer propelled Tsonga to his 11th career […]

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Murray Thumps Kyrgios at Rogers Cup in Toronto

August 6, 2014

Andy Murray dispatched Nick Kyrgios in short order earlier this afternoon, routing the rising Australian star 6-2, 6-2 in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The eighth-seeded Murray, who received a first-round bye, was playing his first match since losing to Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Despite the layoff, the […]

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Men’s Quarterfinals Set at Australian Open

January 20, 2014

All but one of the top eight men’s seeds made it to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, as the top half of the draw concluded fourth-round action Monday. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal struggled the most of the day’s four round of 16 winners, edging Japan’s Kei Nishikori in three sets, 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (3), […]

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