When he won the Masters in London in November 2017, it was thought that Grigor Dimitrov had definitively confirmed the immense hopes placed in him and that he would be the leader of the generation post Federer-Nadal-Djokovic. But the Bulgarian has disappointed. Then he will celebrate 28 years next week, Dimitrov advanced to the 46eme place in the world after having been n°3 there are still sixteen months. On Monday, he was eliminated in the first round of the Masters 1000 Madrid by the American Taylor Fritz in two tie-breaks. The defeat of too much for the native of Haskovo, who has decided to leave his coach Dani Vallverdu. “After my match yesterday (Monday), my coach long-time Dani Vallverdu and myself have had a discussion. After three great years, we decided to separate. We have lived great moments on the court. I want to thank Dani for all that he has done for me and I do wish him the best in his next projects “, wrote Dimitrov Tuesday evening on Twitter.
Four titles for the duo Dimitrov – Vallverdu
Happened with the Bulgarian in August 2016 (Dimitrov was 34th), the coach venezuelien of 33 years, who had also coached Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych in the past, enabled him to win four tournaments (out of eight total), all in 2017 (Brisbane, Sofia, Cincinnati, and therefore the Masters), and compete in three finals (Beijing 2016, Stockholm 2017, Rotterdam 2018). But in the past season and a half, Dimitrov became a player lamba of the circuit, which will not be, except huge journey to Rome, not even seeded in Roland-Garros. The Bulgarian will therefore try to get out heads out of the water with a new coach, which he has not yet announced the name.
— Grigor Dimitrov (@GrigorDimitrov) on may 7, 2019