Grigor Dimitrov

Australian Open Preview and Predictions

January 14, 2018

  The Australian Open begins Monday and on the men’s side the first major of the year might seemingly be viewed as the Melbourne Wide Open. But that’s not the case if you’re defending champion and world No. 2 Roger Federer. With all the carnage of season-ending injuries to top players in 2017 still permeating […]

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Goffin Heroics Not Enough at Davis Cup Finals but Bode Well for 2018 Success

November 27, 2017

David Goffin’s very good year ended yesterday in disappointing fashion. The Belgian’s Davis Cup team lost to France 3-2 in the Cup final, but it certainly was not through any fault of Goffin’s. Despite being bummed by the team’s loss, Goffin said he finished his season with the “sense of having done my duty.” Indeed […]

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Preview and Predictions for ATP Finals

November 11, 2017

The ATP Finals begin Sunday, ostensibly featuring the eight best men players in the world. There are however some illusions with the premise that the best eight are gathering at the O2 Arena in London for the prestigious year-ending tournament. Injuries have riddled the ATP Tour in 2017 like no season in recent memory and […]

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Del Potro Topples Dimitrov to Win Stockholm Open

October 22, 2017

Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro whipped top seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Stockholm Open earlier this afternoon. The title was the fourth-seeded Argentine’s first of the year and 20th of his career, and will launch the Tower of Tandil into contention in the ATP Race to London. Del Potro […]

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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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