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Grigor on grass 2014

So this is my first thread yet and may it be a good one for Grigor, filled with joy and happiness for us! After the anti-climax of the clay season (though still successful in general), we are all looking at a short break and then back to the roller-coaster ride of being fans of Dimitrov. We have the Queens (09-15 June), then the BNP PARIBAS TENNIS CLASSIC Exhibition on 17-20, ending with the Wimby (23 June - 06 July). Short but sweet!

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He was really poor on the grass last year, so I'm not expecting much. Whatever he says hard courts are really his best surface.


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He was really poor on the grass last year, so I'm not expecting much. Whatever he says hard courts are really his best surface.
...on the other hand, he would not have been happy with his last two matches on the clay, so I would expect him to be really fired up and keen to do something good on the grass. He can play well on grass (remember the Tsonga match a few years ago, not to mention winning the juniours Wibledon). He just has to forget about the grinding and think and play more aggressively with flatter shots. Let's see...
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Lets hope he wins some competitive matches on grass, to justify his ranking in W will be fantastic, depends on the draw i am afraid
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His footwork on grass has been pretty bad and his returning has left him exposed and too reliant on serving well.

It will be a big fight now to get that top 10 spot, but thankfully not many points to defend in the coming weeks.


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from last year's Wimbledon.
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He starts with James Ward or Blaz Rola in Queens. Here's the full draw - http://www.lta.org.uk/NewWebsite/LTA...s/2014/MDS.pdf

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[1][WC] Stanislas Wawrinka - BYE
[WC] Marcos Baghdatis - Bradley Klahn
Michael Russell - Denis Kudla
Sam Querrey - [14] Jeremy Chardy
[9] Marin Cilic - Marinko Matosevic
Matthew Ebden - Lukas Lacko
David Goffin - Dominic Thiem
[5] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - BYE

[4] Grigor Dimitrov - BYE
[WC] James Ward - Blaz Rola
Edouard Roger-Vasselin - Evgeny Donskoy
[13] Nicolas Mahut - Qualifier
[12] Dmitry Tursunov - Igor Sijsling
Benoit Paire - Jarkko Nieminen
Denis Istomin - Qualifier
[8] Alexandr Dolgopolov - BYE

[7] Kevin Anderson - BYE
Jurgen Melzer - [WC] Daniel Evans
Serghyi Stakhovsky - Qualifier
[11] Vasek Pospisil - Paolo Lorenzi
[15] Radek Stepanek - Mikhail Kukushkin
Tim Smyczek - Bernard Tomic
Paul-Henri Mathieu - Aljaz Bedene
[3] Andy Murray - BYE

[6] Ernests Gulbis - BYE
Kenny De Schepper - Somdev Devvarman
Lleyton Hewitt - Daniel Gimeno-Traver
Dusan Lajovic - [10] Feliciano Lopez
[16] Julien Benneteau - Victor Estrella Burgos
Adrian Mannarino - [WC] Daniel Cox
Dudi Sela - Qualifier
[2] Tomas Berdych - BYE

TBH the best possible draw
no berdych, no hewitt but mahut whom he yet beat on grass
no gulbis but dolgo who he should beat on grass
only ward is no perfect draw but he still has to reach the semi and maybe also the final here

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Some tricky opponents to get through in this draw. Ward has improved a bit recently although he shouldn't trouble Grigor. Mahut is a grasscourt specialist so he will be tough. Grigor should do well though if he plays to his ability.
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yes, tricky, but he should beat them and he could have had tougher opponents
still he could probably lose r2

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Good draw, he shoul reach semis at least

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Re: Grigor on grass 2014

No idea what to expect here so i'll just keep it low..as some said he could lose in r2 but he could also go deep here. I hope to see him playing and fighting well again!
You, guys, didn't mention he also plays dubs with wawa OHBH glory for the lovers of it (like me)! Watch and learn how to hit a backhand not ending into the net, Grisha
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ranking wise and with this draw he should reach SF as minimum
of course he has to do the work and perform, anything can happen
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