Mexico City, January 8, 2024 – At 32 years old, Grigor Dimitrov has shown maturity, drive and experience. Proof of this is the explosive rebound between the end of the 2023 season and the beginning of 2024, results with which the Bulgarian is close to returning to the Top 10 of the ATP.
Dimitrov started 2024 with the same upward pace with which he closed 2023 and in the first weekend of the season he claimed the Brisbane ATP 250 title for the second time, defeating Denmark’s Holger Rune 7-6, 6-4 in the final. The tournament opens the season of the men’s circuit, so it is considered as a reference for the first months of activity.
It was Dimitrov’s ninth career title and his first since 2017 when he won the Nitto ATP Finals. That year was his best in terms of titles as he added four, including his first in Brisbane.
Among the tournaments won by Grigor is the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC in 2014. In that final at the Acapulco Open 500 he beat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in three sets, while in the semifinal he also beat Britain’s Andy Murray in three sets.
Dimitrov has fans in Mexico who will be happy to see his incredible comeback at the age of 32, at the height of his tennis maturity.
In 2024 Dimitrov, born on May 16, 1991 in Haskovo, will play his 17th season in the ATP, the professional tennis circuit where he arrived in 2008 at just 17 years old and in which in November 2017 he reached his best position as world number 3.
This 2024 boasts a rebound in the rankings thanks to the last two Masters In Shanghai he reached the semifinals and in Paris the final, which he lost to Novak Djokovic. The Bulgarian is looking to return to the Top 10.
In detail, it could be said that Dimitrov’s level rose during the second half of 2023, since in the Paris Masters 1000 he also defeated three players with better ranking, the Russian Daniil Medvedev (No.3 ATP), the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 6) and the Polish Hubert Hurkacz (No. 9).
With that points won and the title in Brisbane, Grigor advanced in the ATP ranking from 17th to 13th place and with that he returned to the group of the top 15 in the world after five years, since November 2018 he was not in that zone and in that drop of play he reached outside the 70 in the world.
The goal now is to sign a 2024 season better than that of 2023 in which it recorded 44 wins and 22 losses