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Grigor in the US 2013

xavihernandez
03-01-2013, 11:56 AM
First Masters 1000 of the year.
Grigor will play doubles with Frederik Nielsen and hopefully be seeded in singles :)

ProdigyEng
03-01-2013, 12:03 PM
Go for the big time Grigor!

kr1s71an
03-01-2013, 03:16 PM
First Masters 1000 of the year.
Grigor will play doubles with Frederik Nielsen and hopefully be seeded in singles :)
I think he will be 100% seeded, because the only scenario that leaves him behind the line is if Rafa decides to play, Fognini beats Ferrer today and Anderson reach the final in Delray Beach. I don't think that all these three will happen, so Grigor will be seeded :)

FedererBulgaria
03-01-2013, 11:11 PM
Yes ,he has a great chance to be seeded.I just wonder in what form he is now ...we all remember whats happened after Brisbane :) Lets hope now he will be there to show all the guys who is the real deal once again :D

xavihernandez
03-02-2013, 09:51 AM
Ok he is seeded. Next week he will also reach a new career high of 31 in the world ranking.

FedererBulgaria
03-05-2013, 09:29 PM
So we will have the draw in 2 hours ! Cant wait

FedererBulgaria
03-05-2013, 11:46 PM
People just posted Dimitrov/Novak potential R3. Damn

FedererBulgaria
03-06-2013, 12:01 AM
So he got :

1R BYE
2R Kuznetsov or Q
3R Djokovic

xavihernandez
03-06-2013, 12:07 AM
I dobnt't think we have to look further than round 3...
I don't like the whole draw (federer again with every opponent on his way he doesn't like and Grigor against Djokovic...)

RandyE
03-06-2013, 01:02 AM
I really like R2 for Grigor, but obviously it's about the toughest test you can imagine in R3 with Djokovic. Hopefully practicing with Roger and Sampras in recent weeks will pay dividends; well, he's got nothing to lose since he's not expected to win this matchup. First things first, we'll see how either of them is playing later this week.

joekimiwong
03-06-2013, 01:11 AM
the qualifier might be Gulbis...

Ace20
03-06-2013, 03:39 AM
New Too Forum & Big Fan Of Grigor

Ace20
03-06-2013, 03:40 AM
his side of draw
Novak Djokovic [1] - Bye
Fabio Fognini - Aljaz Bedene
Andrey Kuznetsov - Qualifier
Grigor Dimitrov [31] - Bye

rargeyy
03-06-2013, 04:19 AM
I really like R2 for Grigor, but obviously it's about the toughest test you can imagine in R3 with Djokovic. Hopefully practicing with Roger and Sampras in recent weeks will pay dividends; well, he's got nothing to lose since he's not expected to win this matchup. First things first, we'll see how either of them is playing later this week.

Ugh,15mins with rogi and who knows how little time training with Pete , I doubt he could get anything:(
But I can still grasp that little hope=•=

RandyE
03-06-2013, 05:37 AM
Definitely wouldn't want to see Gulbis in the second round...

Hypnotize
03-06-2013, 08:34 AM
I saw Gulbis play last week and I would pick Grigor to beat him. It's a tough draw but he should just concentrate on winning his first match comfortably. If he can do that then he can go into the Novak match with confidence. He would have nothing to lose and these are the type of matches that make you a better player.

FedererBulgaria
03-06-2013, 10:12 AM
New Too Forum & Big Fan Of Grigor

Welcome :angel:

nadejda
03-06-2013, 11:16 AM
good luck, Grisho :)
do your best :hug:
I am enchanted with his doubles perspectives as well :inlove:

nadejda
03-06-2013, 11:17 AM
New Too Forum & Big Fan Of Grigor
:wavey: welcome :)

arvind13
03-06-2013, 03:51 PM
I feel gulbis vs grigor would be a mouthwatering prospect. I'm a fan of both their styles, and I think it would be a fantastic match.

Ace20
03-06-2013, 04:22 PM
Thanks For the Welcomes, I Think Grigor can beat Gulbis, Christian who is Ryan little Brother who is 16 or 17 yrs old almost beat him the other day, and Christain game still not develop all the way so I think Grigor can beat him that if Gulbis is in his draw area

Emiliq
03-06-2013, 09:24 PM
New Too Forum & Big Fan Of Grigor
:wavey:welcome

sandstorm_bg
03-06-2013, 09:30 PM
Hello all,
I am also new member of the forum and fan of Grigor :). I hope he can manage to win in second round against Kuznetsov or Gulbis. If he win this match he will add more points for his ranking. Against Novak he will be playing without pressure and I think that he could make big progress only against the best players in the game.

FedererBulgaria
03-06-2013, 09:59 PM
Hello all,
I am also new member of the forum and fan of Grigor :). I hope he can manage to win in second round against Kuznetsov or Gulbis. If he win this match he will add more points for his ranking. Against Novak he will be playing without pressure and I think that he could make big progress only against the best players in the game.

Welcome!Its great to see so many new faces here ! Grigor will attracts more and more,im sure! Well its not even sure it will be Gulbis against Kuznetsov,Ernests still has to play to past the Q :)

Ace20
03-06-2013, 09:59 PM
Hello all,
I am also new member of the forum and fan of Grigor :). I hope he can manage to win in second round against Kuznetsov or Gulbis. If he win this match he will add more points for his ranking. Against Novak he will be playing without pressure and I think that he could make big progress only against the best players in the game.

Welcome :wavey: funny saying Welcome when i new myself

Hypnotize
03-06-2013, 11:23 PM
Welcome to the forum Ace20 and sandstorm_bg. It's always good to see new posters on here. :yeah:

joekimiwong
03-07-2013, 02:38 AM
it turns out to be M Ebden as that qualifier
hopefully it's easier to get into R3 to face Novak

Ace20
03-07-2013, 02:40 AM
I would think Matthew Ebden don't nothing too hurt Grigor IMo SO Grigor should make it too the third round

FedererBulgaria
03-07-2013, 02:41 AM
well,best of luck

Ace20
03-07-2013, 02:41 AM
Thanks for the Welcomes Hypnotize, FedererBulgaria, Emiliq, & nadejda

nadejda
03-07-2013, 07:16 AM
I would think Matthew Ebden don't nothing too hurt Grigor IMo SO Grigor should make it too the third round

ugh, I don't know...Ebden is coached by Peter McNamara, Grigor's former coach, and Peter knows Grigor's weaknesses very well:(
But anyway, let's just see who wins R1 match first and then we can discuss. Grigor hasn't played for 3 weeks and we don't know yet how he will do. Still I think his chances to play the match with Novak are prety good IMO.
Hypnotize - who would you cheer if that happens :p?

nadejda
03-07-2013, 07:17 AM
Hello all,
I am also new member of the forum and fan of Grigor :). I hope he can manage to win in second round against Kuznetsov or Gulbis. If he win this match he will add more points for his ranking. Against Novak he will be playing without pressure and I think that he could make big progress only against the best players in the game.

добре дошъл/ла :)

xavihernandez
03-07-2013, 08:14 AM
I hope that Grigor has developed his game so much in the last months that the knowledge of mcnamara doesn't have an impact.
And ebden is definitely better than karlovic :D

Hypnotize
03-07-2013, 10:47 AM
ugh, I don't know...Ebden is coached by Peter McNamara, Grigor's former coach, and Peter knows Grigor's weaknesses very well:(
But anyway, let's just see who wins R1 match first and then we can discuss. Grigor hasn't played for 3 weeks and we don't know yet how he will do. Still I think his chances to play the match with Novak are prety good IMO.
Hypnotize - who would you cheer if that happens :p?
If Grigor plays to his ability, he should be able to beat Ebden or Kuznetsov comfortably.

Novak is great but Grigor is my favourite player and he's the reason I joined this MTF so I will definitely be supporting Grigor if they meet in R3. :worship:

FedererBulgaria
03-08-2013, 10:40 PM
So he plays Ebden,best of luck

RandyE
03-09-2013, 03:44 AM
Agree with Hypnotize - barring a mental meltdown Grigor should be able to move past Ebden without too much trouble. I also think Grigor's got be best game to match up with Novak up until the Semis (Murray). It might be another year until Grigor is at that level, but as long as he serves well he's got a chance.

kr1s71an
03-09-2013, 06:42 AM
Grigor and Nielsen won their first doubles match - 7-5 7-5 against doubles specialists Qureshi/Rojer. Next up - Marcelo Melo/Ivan Dodig. They will play together in Miami as well. :)

Emiliq
03-09-2013, 06:58 AM
Grigor and Nielsen won their first doubles match - 7-5 7-5 against doubles specialists Qureshi/Rojer. Next up - Marcelo Melo/Ivan Dodig. They will play together in Miami as well.
We need to name this double team.What about Grilsen ? Any suggestions?

Hypnotize
03-09-2013, 12:08 PM
Nice to see him win his doubles match and after a couple of weeks rest, it's a good way of shaking off the cobwebs before his single's match. He needs to be sharp in the Ebden match and get off to a good start.

DimitrovBerdych
03-10-2013, 07:04 PM
Hello! I'm new to the forum and I'm a big fan of Grisho.


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FedererBulgaria
03-10-2013, 08:12 PM
Hello! I'm new to the forum and I'm a big fan of Grisho.


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Welcome :) Best of luck Grishoooo

DimitrovBerdych
03-10-2013, 08:18 PM
Thanks and I really hope Grisho can win, because It will be a great day for me - Cska won, Ludogorec failed.


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RandyE
03-11-2013, 04:36 AM
Off to a good start 6-4 he took the first set!

RandyE
03-11-2013, 04:51 AM
Up a break in the second 3-1!

Mae
03-11-2013, 04:52 AM
I think he has pretty much got this Match wrapped up :D

BlueLighthouse
03-11-2013, 04:58 AM
Not so fast. Why he doesn't have any ace in this match? Quite puzzling.

RandyE
03-11-2013, 05:05 AM
Serving for the match at 5-4!

Ace20
03-11-2013, 05:10 AM
He won 6-4 6-4

RandyE
03-11-2013, 05:12 AM
Nice win for Grigor - hopefully he can make Novak's life miserable on Tuesday :)

FedererBulgaria
03-11-2013, 09:09 AM
Well done !Beat Nole now

Berba
03-11-2013, 09:18 AM
routine and expected. i will be satisifed if he just puts pressure on novak.

joekimiwong
03-11-2013, 09:30 AM
just try his best against Nole

Hypnotize
03-11-2013, 10:28 AM
Great to see him get a win and while he had good stats on serve, he will need to serve more aces to threaten Novak. At least he is winning the matches he is expected to, now he has to start beating the players above him. Grigor has the game to trouble Novak, he just has to prove he has the mental strength and self-belief to tough it out.

joekimiwong
03-11-2013, 11:10 AM
if grigor can hold his service games and keep his situation into tiebreaker, he may ge a chance

riff
03-11-2013, 11:56 AM
Novak has the best returns
i expect a win for Nole but let's see

Berba
03-11-2013, 01:54 PM
he just has to prove he has the mental strength and self-belief to tough it out.

this is where the problem is presently. i think he still doesn't quite believe he can do it against top 5. but i am sure it will change sooner rather than later. this year he will take at least one scalp.

DimitrovBerdych
03-11-2013, 09:28 PM
Grigor will win Indian Wells :P :P


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Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 09:19 AM
Winning the Djokovic match is all I'm hoping for at the moment. Nobody should be looking beyond that match right now.

FedererBulgaria
03-12-2013, 10:13 AM
Best ot luck champ,all ur fans and whole Bulgaria is with u !

xavihernandez
03-12-2013, 10:18 AM
I hope that Grigor will be able to stay mentally strong in case he gets a break, unlike
in the matches against gasquet or murray in the past months. Winning a set would yet be a sign that he has improved and can be a threat the best players.

xavihernandez
03-12-2013, 11:49 AM
He will play the second match after 1 pm local time.

FedererBulgaria
03-12-2013, 11:57 AM
Yes,just after Sharapova lets hope he will feel like at home :D Davai Grishe

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 01:55 PM
Hopefully the first two matches aren't too long so I can watch it.

xavihernandez
03-12-2013, 05:08 PM
I am pretty sure about that, Fish didn't play that good against Reynolds (doesn't have much power in his strokes yet) and should lose quickly against tsonga and sharapova never gives her opponenent more that 4 games a match in the first rounds ;)

RandyE
03-12-2013, 07:03 PM
In order for Grigor to win he will need to get a high percentage of first serves in - Novak returns better on the backhand side, so hopefully he'll go to his forehand primarily on first serves. He will also need to return to Novak's backhand side and try to keep the ball low - if he can do that consistently, he's got a chance. It's crucial that he doesn't lose his serve right away, otherwise Novak could steamroll him pretty quickly. Let's see if he can keep it close and somehow pull out the first set. Hopefully he took away from their last match that he can hang with Novak if he can stay inside the baseline - that will be key in the rallies. Once he has to play defense he's going to lose the majority of points. I'm getting pretty stoked for this one - hopefully he'll give Novak a good match!

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 09:30 PM
I'm with you RandyE. Novak is the favourite and could easily run away with the match if Grigor let's him but Grigor definitely has the game to threaten him. He needs to serve well, stay focused and believe in himself especially at key points in the match. He needs to go in with the right gameplan and accept that Novak will put him under a lot of pressure and probably even break him. Those are the moments when has to stay positive and believe he can pull it back.

Good luck tonight Grigor. :yeah:

FedererBulgaria
03-12-2013, 11:00 PM
OMG Grisgor`s match is about to start and the livestream site is FULL with many bulgarians! Whole Bulgaria is with u,cmonnnnnn

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 11:05 PM
OMG Grisgor`s match is about to start and the livestream site is FULL with many bulgarians! Whole Bulgaria is with u,cmonnnnnn
Which stream are you watching, The one I had for the Sharapova match wasn't that great.

FedererBulgaria
03-12-2013, 11:15 PM
http://88.80.5.80/w00t/20130309/vv513b83dd9b0d3108642639-539566.html

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 11:19 PM
2 aces. Great start

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 11:20 PM
Straightforward love game to start.

FedererBulgaria
03-12-2013, 11:20 PM
love it and great outfit

FedererBulgaria
03-12-2013, 11:23 PM
serve is great so far

xavihernandez
03-12-2013, 11:24 PM
good start :) 2-1

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 11:24 PM
He looks good on serve so far. Let's see how he handles Novak's serve now

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 11:27 PM
0-40

FedererBulgaria
03-12-2013, 11:27 PM
Take it !

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 11:28 PM
YES!!! He breaks!

FedererBulgaria
03-12-2013, 11:28 PM
3-1 aideeee

FedererBulgaria
03-12-2013, 11:31 PM
4-1 ,i can dream now again :D

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 11:32 PM
He's off to a great start but he needs to serve better. Novak will pull himself together soon and Grigor needs to be ready for it

FedererBulgaria
03-12-2013, 11:41 PM
Im really proud with our boy

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 11:42 PM
Strong hold and he withstood the pressure well. Good to see. 5-2

FedererBulgaria
03-12-2013, 11:45 PM
HOLD now PLS

FedererBulgaria
03-12-2013, 11:48 PM
Kill Me!

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 11:48 PM
4 DFs! Unreal.

arvind13
03-12-2013, 11:49 PM
it's obvious he got tight

xavihernandez
03-12-2013, 11:50 PM
omg unbelievable...

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 11:51 PM
5-5. This is a big game now.

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 11:53 PM
Why didn't he play like that in his last service game? :lol:

Ace20
03-12-2013, 11:54 PM
6-5

FedererBulgaria
03-12-2013, 11:55 PM
Cause its mental problems again

Hypnotize
03-12-2013, 11:56 PM
WOW!. What a backhand down the line

xavihernandez
03-13-2013, 12:00 AM
does he have a mental coach??
this is just embarrassing...

FedererBulgaria
03-13-2013, 12:09 AM
he must start well in the 2

FedererBulgaria
03-13-2013, 12:13 AM
Sad but not unexpected

Ace20
03-13-2013, 12:13 AM
so sad

FedererBulgaria
03-13-2013, 12:16 AM
Djoko is not the better player right now on the court...his name scaried Grisho once again...he just cant play against big one`s

Hypnotize
03-13-2013, 12:20 AM
He really needed that hold. Let's see if he can settle down here

xavihernandez
03-13-2013, 12:22 AM
oh oh I see the next crisis coming up after this match...

Ace20
03-13-2013, 12:28 AM
:sad:

Hypnotize
03-13-2013, 12:28 AM
Disappointing result especially considering the chance he had in the 1st set. It's one of those matches he really has to learn from and do better the next time he gets into that position.

FedererBulgaria
03-13-2013, 12:29 AM
feel sorry for my boy...but well i just hope his mental problems will stop soon! Love him

xavihernandez
03-13-2013, 12:32 AM
Tillström could not believe what was happening, too. Unfortunately this loss will not be forgotten so easily...

FedererBulgaria
03-13-2013, 12:33 AM
At the end Djoko also ask him may be about this amazing 4 DFs and Grisho just said : I dont know

Naudio Spanlatine
03-13-2013, 12:34 AM
Dammit Grisha :sobbing:

On to miami i guess. :sad:

Ace20
03-13-2013, 12:36 AM
This match kinda but you in mind fame of what happen in Brisbane this year with Andy Murray, where Grigor Dimitrov was in full control of the first set but shut down & got nerve when it was time too close it out. He shown that he can hang with the best and Top 10 player & IMO he will soon be a Top 10 player, but he have too learn not too let a match slip outta your hand so often, Hopefully he will rebound in Miami

FedererBulgaria
03-13-2013, 12:44 AM
Imagine if he plays Federer...he will not hit the ball in the court if he is near to win even a set !This is something serious i just hope all the team will take care

xavihernandez
03-13-2013, 12:44 AM
I think that he is much more capable of beating the best players than he believes himself. He could have beaten Murray, he should have beaten (a terrible) Djokovic, he beat Berdych last year. Let's hope he get's another match against one of the best players in miami, maybe again Djokovic ;)

FedererBulgaria
03-13-2013, 12:51 AM
As Sky Sports said The guy has no limits" ! I always thought that the best young guys are Tomic, Dimitrov and Harrison and this guy here is the best of them" ! All the big guys must be scary to meet him!

xavihernandez
03-13-2013, 12:58 AM
not right now :D at the moment he is like a bye for the top 4 or 5 ;)
hopefully the will be scared of him at wimbledon

MichaelKrep
03-13-2013, 01:03 AM
Does anyone have an idea whether he is working with a sports psychologist at the moment?

FedererBulgaria
03-13-2013, 01:12 AM
It seems hasnt :D

joekimiwong
03-13-2013, 02:23 AM
seems great games before 5-3 in the 1st set...and then lost his concentration and confidence...the most thing that worries is that in the 2nd set there was no signs of fighting back in the match...really poor performance in the 2nd.

RandyE
03-13-2013, 03:31 AM
Yeah unfortunately I had a feeling that he would lose his nerves if he lost the first set in heartbreaking fashion - that was tough to watch, in particular the four double faults. He definitely isn't quite at Novak's level yet but he showed that he could hold his own. One thing I noticed was that he had no idea what to do once he lost the first set - it seems that he was only reacting at that point...signs of lost confidence and disappointment. If he can get those first serves in when he needs them he'll be much closer to pulling off a victory. Hopefully he'll get a nice draw in Miami.

Hypnotize
03-13-2013, 02:04 PM
oh oh I see the next crisis coming up after this match...
Let's hope not. It's possible this loss may knock his confidence going into Miami but his team should really work with him to identify what happened and fire him up to do better next time. Losses like this where you are in command of a match are often the ones you learn the most from. They need to work on techniques for him to use the next time he is in a similar situation such as focusing on the next point, maybe taking a bit of extra time between serves even if it means getting a time violation. I like the speed Grigor plays at but it really worked against him when he was serving those double faults. That was the perfect time to let off some steam, towel down and regain focus. Instead he just rushed his serves and you could see the pressure building.

The 2nd set was obviously disappointing but also quite understandable. It's hard for anyone to put that kind of situation behind them, especially a player like Grigor who rides on confidence. Added to that, Novak is the worst player to face in these situations as he excel at tightening his game and not letting players back into matches.

It was a bad loss but there are still positives to take from it. He served and rallied well at the start of the match. If he can see this as a learning experience then it could help him in the future. If he lets it get him down then it could hurt him in the weeks ahead when he has an excellent chance to improve his ranking.

xavihernandez
03-13-2013, 03:54 PM
I don't see the second set that negative, too. I was actually surprised that he could reach the tie-break, did not lose it to 0 (as against Murray in Brisbane)and won at least a game in the second set.
As Federer won't play Miami, Tipsarevic will be the number 8 seed, so I think he is the best possible draw in order to defend the 90 points from last year

Hypnotize
03-13-2013, 04:10 PM
He also benefited form some of the guys below him in the rankings like Fish and Paire going out so the only ones he has to worry about overtaking him are Anderson, Baghdatis if he wins the Dallas challenger and Gulbis if he wins a few more rounds so he stands a good chance of being seeded in Miami.

xavihernandez
03-13-2013, 11:27 PM
Anderson has overtaken him yet, but Federer won't play, so 33 would be good enough

Emiliq
03-14-2013, 06:47 AM
Anderson has overtaken him yet, but Federer won't play, so 33 would be good enough
Actually 32 http://live-tennis.eu/

http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b533/emiliq1/GIF/The-point-delanneevuparsoncreateurVO-YouTube_zps280c74bb.gif

Berba
03-14-2013, 06:51 AM
the problems are clear. he just needs a psychologist to overcome this persisting problem. grisho is too emotional and he just got panic when needed to serve for the set. he was scared and in a hurry and that's why the 2nd serve was so risky.

BlueLighthouse
03-14-2013, 08:57 AM
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b533/emiliq1/GIF/The-point-delanneevuparsoncreateurVO-YouTube_zps280c74bb.gif

Stop smiling. You suck. Go running and 100 push-ups until I'm happy.
:smash: :smash: :smash:

----

PS Do you have tumblr Emiliq? I love you gif. I wanna reblog :)

BlueLighthouse
03-14-2013, 09:14 AM
Anyway, no worries about Miami. He'll be seeded. Federer and Stepanek out. Here's Entry List (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=13326226&postcount=1)

kr1s71an
03-14-2013, 10:02 AM
Anyway, no worries about Miami. He'll be seeded. Federer and Stepanek out. Here's Entry List (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=13326226&postcount=1)
Well Stepanek is behind him in the rankings, so he doesn't bother us at all :D Next Monday he will drop one place to #32 since Anderson reached the QF's, but with Federer out and no one that can trouble his spot this week - he will be seeded #31 again (if nobody else withdraws) :)

nadejda
03-14-2013, 10:27 AM
well I've seen this happening before so no that surprising at all, he lost his match last year at IW in the same fashion vs Ferrer 2&2. This time he at least got a good start and won more games.
I am worried however of his team, which don't take this problem all that seriously. They should employ a sport psychologist and that has to be made immediately. This is a serious problem and if Grigor wants to improve anywhere above top 20 (because IMO his level now will be enough if he puts a good string of wins and reach it) he has to take this consultations. He just cannot go away mentally like that. This kind of totaly disconnection with what is happening on the court is scarry. It is not even that big of a match - just a master 1000 tournament. It is neither a GS QF or an ATP final (he has played that final with Murray much better)...This is ilness, he needs a specialist to help him...

nadejda
03-14-2013, 10:38 AM
I don't see the second set that negative, too. I was actually surprised that he could reach the tie-break, did not lose it to 0 (as against Murray in Brisbane)and won at least a game in the second set.
As Federer won't play Miami, Tipsarevic will be the number 8 seed, so I think he is the best possible draw in order to defend the 90 points from last year

oh and I don't see Tipsy all that wanted as an opponent, he is a bad match up for Grigor H2H is negative and matches were not even close. I would favore him more vs the likes of Berdych or Tsonga, than Tipsy.:confused:

BlueLighthouse
03-14-2013, 10:52 AM
I'm not too concerned about Grigor's mental weakness. It's not easy to get rid off but he (hopefully) will grow out of it. (See my other boy, Ernie, for example).

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Grigor seems to be able to handle tough matches with players he believes he can beat: the non top-10. Except Berdych who Grigor knows he can beat so he goes for it without fear.

He needs to be in the position to play them more often, QF, SF, F, and tries to beat them once, twice, etc. Having said so, I'd be worried if he couldn't do it this year or next year. Then we'll know that GTG is not enough.

Emiliq
03-14-2013, 11:53 AM
Before the match with Djokovic in Shanghai his coаch А.К.А.eurosport consultant said:"I expect Djokovic to win the turnament":confused:
And we expect this guy to believe in himself.
I hope GTG will help him to be mentally stronger

xavihernandez
03-14-2013, 12:55 PM
I know that tipsarevic is a bad matchup for Grigor but I am not sure that tipsarevic will win his first round. ;)
Ferrer is in bad form, too. But maybe it would be good for him to get one of the group of Djokovic, Murray or Nadal again. He has nearly never played them and could gain some experience.

Hypnotize
03-14-2013, 03:47 PM
well I've seen this happening before so no that surprising at all, he lost his match last year at IW in the same fashion vs Ferrer 2&2. This time he at least got a good start and won more games.
I am worried however of his team, which don't take this problem all that seriously. They should employ a sport psychologist and that has to be made immediately. This is a serious problem and if Grigor wants to improve anywhere above top 20 (because IMO his level now will be enough if he puts a good string of wins and reach it) he has to take this consultations. He just cannot go away mentally like that. This kind of totaly disconnection with what is happening on the court is scarry. It is not even that big of a match - just a master 1000 tournament. It is neither a GS QF or an ATP final (he has played that final with Murray much better)...This is ilness, he needs a specialist to help him...
I understand the calls for a sports psychologist especially as we have seen him drop serve many times when serving for a set or even a match but sometimes you have to figure these things out on your own and he will be a better man for doing it that way. He needs to identify what went on in his head when he dropped serve and work on techniques to cope better. His new team should know what they are doing and help him work through this problem. I guess we will find out where his head is at when he plays Miami.

xavihernandez
03-14-2013, 05:56 PM
I understand the calls for a sports psychologist especially as we have seen him drop serve many times when serving for a set or even a match but sometimes you have to figure these things out on your own and he will be a better man for doing it that way. He needs to identify what went on in his head when he dropped serve and work on techniques to cope better. His new team should know what they are doing and help him work through this problem. I guess we will find out where his head is at when he plays Miami.

of course, but I know many great athletes who used psychologic help. He can't do much wrong, except the money he spends.

FedererBulgaria
03-14-2013, 08:17 PM
Lol a lot of posts here ! Well Grigor will change that mental weakness !After the lost from Djoko,Grigor`s trainer Tillstrom said that somedays are tough to overcome !But together they ,i believe THEY WILL ! And btw our Grisho is such a born star player...even against Nole all were focused at him !

joekimiwong
03-15-2013, 12:30 AM
Lol a lot of posts here ! Well Grigor will change that mental weakness !After the lost from Djoko,Grigor`s trainer Tillstrom said that somedays are tough to overcome !But together they ,i believe THEY WILL ! And btw our Grisho is such a born star player...even against Nole all were focused at him !

people just focused on his 4DF actually... :confused:

xavihernandez
03-18-2013, 06:06 PM
Miami:

First Round bye
Second round Bolelli or Levine
Third round Murray (or Tomic)

Will be very hard to defend the 90 points, but he should earn himself the match in R3

Emiliq
03-18-2013, 07:24 PM
I hate his draw !

http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b533/emiliq1/GIF/GrigorDimitrov-SmashesRacquetRotterdam2013HD-YouTube_zpsb4cb1482.gif

Hypnotize
03-18-2013, 09:53 PM
Tough draw again but he needs to just focus on winning his second round match. If he can play with confidence against his likely R3 opponent, Murray then anything can happen. As with IW, he either has the chance to score an upset or learn from playing against the top players. He should also be looking for revenge from his last match with Murray.

MichaelKrep
03-18-2013, 10:24 PM
He said he hadn't slept after the Brisbane final. Here's his opportunity to get revenge. First things first, though, he needs to play a solid Round 2 match.

FedererBulgaria
03-19-2013, 01:32 AM
well....best of luck,my champ.

joekimiwong
03-19-2013, 05:30 AM
H2H for R2
against Simone Bolelli 1-0(2011 Thailand)
against Jesse Levine 0-0

PiggyGotRoasted
03-19-2013, 12:39 PM
Miami:

First Round bye
Second round Bolelli or Levine
Third round Murray (or Tomic)

Will be very hard to defend the 90 points, but he should earn himself the match in R3

Im afraid he is probably going to have to pick up another few points elsewhere to make up for it.

Hypnotize
03-19-2013, 03:44 PM
Let's wait and see how his R2 match goes. If he wins that easily and is in good form, I think he can draw on the experience from IW. I've always said he has the game to beat Murray, he just needs to believe in himself and not lose focus at key moments. The disappointing loss to Novak could help him do that.

PiggyGotRoasted
03-19-2013, 05:25 PM
Murray is a better matchup for Girgor than Djokovic. Djokovic is far harder to attack, while Murray offers a lot more.

kr1s71an
03-21-2013, 05:27 AM
Doubles draw:

Grigor Dimitrov/Frederik Nielsen vs. [wc] Ryan Harrison/Christian Harrison. If they win, they will face next Kas/Kohlschreiber or Llodra/Paes :)

joekimiwong
03-21-2013, 11:39 AM
interesting

Hypnotize
03-21-2013, 11:46 AM
Hopefully that match will be televised. It could be a tough match as the Harrisons did well at the US Open.

mlrf11
03-21-2013, 04:46 PM
Murray is a better matchup for Girgor than Djokovic. Djokovic is far harder to attack, while Murray offers a lot more.

I think so as well. He played him in the final this year and he was serving for the set against Djokovic(despite he wasn't play well), so hoping this gives him a lot of confidence (it's easier to know you served for the set and to forget that game with 4df-s) to be stronger mentally because he has the tennis.

Hypnotize
03-21-2013, 11:59 PM
He plays Bolelli next. He's no pushover but it's really a match Grigor should win.

mlrf11
03-22-2013, 01:03 AM
He has already played him winning.
Bolelli has a brilliant tennis but not enough head to mantain high levels for a long time and if things go wrong he gives up easly.
So stay focussed and good luck guy!

FedererBulgaria
03-22-2013, 10:39 AM
He must beat Bolelli,cmon !

xavihernandez
03-23-2013, 08:22 PM
Match has started

Hypnotize
03-23-2013, 08:40 PM
3-2. Looks like a close match so far.

FedererBulgaria
03-23-2013, 08:43 PM
It will not be easy....PLS Win this

FedererBulgaria
03-23-2013, 08:46 PM
from 40-0 40-40 after DF....he really needs to find his game ! really

xavihernandez
03-23-2013, 08:48 PM
Doesn't seem he is playing well at the moment. Bolelli had two break points.

Hypnotize
03-23-2013, 08:49 PM
He saved 2 BPs. 4-3.

FedererBulgaria
03-23-2013, 08:49 PM
Yeah,it seems he doesnt play well,but put some aces so far so he is still up ! He must find the form soon

xavihernandez
03-23-2013, 08:52 PM
He won his first point on the second serve of Bolelli :D

FedererBulgaria
03-23-2013, 08:56 PM
he is really good in aces :) Thats sounds great,but he must find the rhythm of his whole game

Hypnotize
03-23-2013, 08:59 PM
3 SPs Come On!

xavihernandez
03-23-2013, 08:59 PM
0-40
Three Set points

FedererBulgaria
03-23-2013, 09:01 PM
Like a Boss 8) When it was important Grigor put his game on ..to take the set :)

Hypnotize
03-23-2013, 09:01 PM
YES! 6-4. Now keep it up.

xavihernandez
03-23-2013, 09:03 PM
very good :)
If he wins the match he will play Murray (beat Tomic 3 and 1, but that was more because of a terrible match from tomic?

Hypnotize
03-23-2013, 09:06 PM
Tomic started well but faded fast as soon as Murray raised his game. Grigor holds to 15. 1-0. Hope he can get off to a good start.

xavihernandez
03-23-2013, 09:15 PM
Match seems to be interrupted...

Hypnotize
03-23-2013, 09:16 PM
The score has been stuck at Advantage for some time. I hope someone isn't injured.

Dupuis2006
03-23-2013, 09:18 PM
Grigor won

RandyE
03-23-2013, 09:18 PM
Grigor won by retirement...wonder what happened..?

xavihernandez
03-23-2013, 09:19 PM
Bolelli retired...

Hypnotize
03-23-2013, 09:19 PM
Grigor has won. Bolelli must be injured which is sad to see.

Hypnotize
03-23-2013, 09:22 PM
The circumstances were unfortunate but at least Grigor is through to R3 and will play an interesting match against Murray. The pressure is off him so he needs to go out there and just believe in himself. From their last match, he should be confident that his game matches up well to Murray's, he just needs to stay focused.

joekimiwong
03-23-2013, 09:22 PM
Grigor won 6-4 1-1 by retirement

FedererBulgaria
03-23-2013, 09:32 PM
Well.well.....go and do ur job,My champ ! Murray will not be happy playing Grigor,im sure...all their matches are close

mlrf11
03-23-2013, 09:40 PM
Grigor won by retirement...wonder what happened..?

Grigor was 64 1-1 and adv on his serve. There past different minutes and the score wasn't moving and so after there was written about the retirement.
I just red Bolelli injured his right wrist. I don't know if he had yet the issue or something happened tonight.


So Grigor has the doubles and the next round is possible to win. I hope he is mentally strong. :angel:

FedererBulgaria
03-23-2013, 09:53 PM
http://s17.postimg.org/5kzyqahhb/261314_543407495699745_1781885423_n.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
image (http://postimage.org/)

RandyE
03-23-2013, 10:00 PM
You never want to see a tennis player with a wrist injury...it's about the worst thing that can happen. Hopefully it's nothing too serious.

FedererBulgaria
03-24-2013, 12:47 AM
Grigor Doubles match is moved on GrandStand : )) Great

xavihernandez
03-24-2013, 01:13 AM
first set 6-2

Hypnotize
03-24-2013, 01:39 AM
They won 6-2 6-2. Was this televised?

FedererBulgaria
03-24-2013, 01:51 AM
They won 6-2 6-2. Was this televised?

no it wasnt...btw guy who was at Grigor`s Single match said that Grigor played pretty well :angel:

Hypnotize
03-24-2013, 09:21 PM
The doubles match looks exciting Grigor and Nielsen came back from a break down twice to take the 1st set on a tiebreak

Emiliq
03-24-2013, 09:28 PM
Wow ,Grilsen won the first set!

http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b533/emiliq1/GIF/GrigorDimitrovFootworkTraining2012-YouTube_zps7c343964.gif

MichaelKrep
03-24-2013, 10:02 PM
Two tiebreak wins and they are through to the quarters! They won the last 5 points of that match.

Hypnotize
03-24-2013, 10:02 PM
Grigor and Nielsen won! 7-6 7-6.

Well done guys. :yeah:

Hypnotize
03-24-2013, 11:50 PM
He's the third match on Stadium tomorrow. Perfect time for me to watch it. :yeah:

FedererBulgaria
03-25-2013, 12:42 AM
Great win in doubles ! Good luck tomorrow,he can show great game and his serve is on fire lately :)

BlueLighthouse
03-25-2013, 05:52 AM
Wow ,Grilsen won the first set!

http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b533/emiliq1/GIF/GrigorDimitrovFootworkTraining2012-YouTube_zps7c343964.gif

:superlol: :superlol: :superlol:

and he slipped off-court too? His natural move.

BlueLighthouse
03-25-2013, 08:23 AM
Murray thought Tomic was a little bit better than Grigor (result wise):

After he defeated 20-year-old Bernard Tomic in Miami, 6-3, 6-1, Andy Murray is asked to compare the Australian with 21-year-old Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. Murray will play Dimitrov, whom the Scot beat in the Brisbane final earlier this year, in his next match. Both youngsters have been said to have elite potential.

“Grigor is probably a better athlete,” Murray told reporters. “But I think, like tennis IQ, Bernard knows how to play tennis. He has very good anticipation. He has great feel. Grigor has very good feel, as well. Bernard is a really big guy. He kind of hunches over a bit, but he's 6’4”, 6’5”. That can help, too. It’s tough to say who’s better. They have had similar results. Maybe Bernard, he's done better in the Slams and obviously won a tournament. Grigor has played well this year.”

FedererBulgaria
03-25-2013, 10:38 AM
Murray thought Tomic was a little bit better than Grigor (result wise):

Apf thats why Grigor almost beat u,Mugrray :) really hope today u will loose from the "worse"player

Mae
03-25-2013, 10:53 AM
Not sure I agree with Andy, but I like him and Grigor both so The Match for me could be called a win-win situation or a lose-lose situation. I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to look at it :rolleyes:

Hypnotize
03-25-2013, 11:26 AM
Not sure I agree with Andy, but I like him and Grigor both so The Match for me could be called a win-win situation or a lose-lose situation. I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to look at it :rolleyes:
I know who I'll be supporting. ;)

I like the picture of Glamis Castle in your signature. It's a beautiful place and you should visit it if you are ever in Scotland.

http://www.travelbuddy.ws/images/stories/glamis%20castle.jpg

Hypnotize
03-25-2013, 08:21 PM
The match is about to start

Hypnotize
03-25-2013, 08:23 PM
Murray won coin toss and elected to receive. Hopefully Grigor can start with a good service game

Hypnotize
03-25-2013, 08:33 PM
Some very nice play to take the first game to 15. Let's see how he does against Murray's serve

Hypnotize
03-25-2013, 08:36 PM
Insane backhand return from Grigor! Deuce

Hypnotize
03-25-2013, 08:37 PM
Another great return from Grigor. Back to deuce.

Hypnotize
03-25-2013, 08:37 PM
Some big hitting from Grigor. BP!

Hypnotize
03-25-2013, 08:40 PM
What s point!!! 15-0

Hypnotize
03-25-2013, 08:42 PM
Another great service game from Grigor to hold to 15

Ace20
03-25-2013, 08:51 PM
he starting choke

xavihernandez
03-25-2013, 08:55 PM
These are games he has to win...

benji47
03-25-2013, 08:58 PM
The reason why he hasn't had a major breakthrough yet...

Ace20
03-25-2013, 08:59 PM
40-15

xavihernandez
03-25-2013, 09:01 PM
but this is strong :)

Hypnotize
03-25-2013, 09:03 PM
Fantastic play so far from Grigor. I love it when he unleashes on the ball like he is doing today.

Hypnotize
03-25-2013, 09:15 PM
Unreal! He did it again. He needs to regroup now. Fast!

benji47
03-25-2013, 09:15 PM
Lol... What positive things can be said about that? I'm waiting...

FedererBulgaria
03-25-2013, 09:17 PM
wtfff kill Grigor

benji47
03-25-2013, 09:17 PM
He needs to get himself checked out. He has a legit psychological problem!

kr1s71an
03-25-2013, 09:35 PM
No comment ...

Ace20
03-25-2013, 09:59 PM
down 0-3

FedererBulgaria
03-25-2013, 10:03 PM
I hate u Grigor,i really do ! End.

Ace20
03-25-2013, 10:09 PM
2-4

FedererBulgaria
03-25-2013, 10:28 PM
This really hurts! Have no words...just feel all this !

BlueLighthouse
03-25-2013, 10:35 PM
Watching young players slowly progress is quite frustrating. UGHHH
So many flaws. Mental. Backhand. Shot selection.

:smash: :smash: :smash:

Hypnotize
03-25-2013, 10:44 PM
Despite the result and the obvious choke, I really enjoyed today's match. He was ripping winners for most of the 1st set and he went out with exactly the right gameplan. I understand people will be down about the DFs when serving for the set, but at least he is getting himself into these situations and it will just take some time for him to handle his nerves. I would far rather he lost like this than got blown off the court 6-2 6-2.

Mae
03-25-2013, 10:47 PM
Grigor is up and coming! Be proud of him :D

joekimiwong
03-25-2013, 10:56 PM
kidding me? same-routine losses 3 times this year. twice andy, once novak. frustrated
really hope GTG may help him out of this mental situation. count on u, Norman

kr1s71an
03-25-2013, 11:08 PM
We can just wish him good luck in doubles where he and Nilson will face Haas/Malisse for a place in the semis :)

FedererBulgaria
03-25-2013, 11:18 PM
Yeahhhhhhh,GOOD luck,Mr Grigor,hope Nilson will be on serve if they serve for the set

MichaelKrep
03-25-2013, 11:26 PM
This really hurts! Have no words...just feel all this !
I feel your pain, man, I really do.
What he needs to do right now is get back out there, play a few weak 250 tournaments, try and get a win under his belt and just keep going. The technical side of his game is solid, he just needs to address the mental part and that happens either with age, when he gets more used to these situations, or with help from his coaching staff, which I hope he is getting.

RandyE
03-26-2013, 04:47 AM
You see it time and time again that players get really nervous knowing that they can close out a set against the top four. Once he gets a smaller tour title under his belt you'll see his confidence rise in these situations and keep his nerves.

BlueLighthouse
03-26-2013, 07:36 AM
At the beginning of the match, Robbie Koenig, the commentator, said that he talked to Magnus Norman and told him it was bad luck (for Grigor) to draw Murray so early. Magnus said "No, I'm glad. The more Grigor plays these guys, the more he realises how hard he has to work, how much more focus he has to be with his game. The sooner that happens, the better."

BlueLighthouse
03-26-2013, 09:33 AM
Andy's presser:



Q. He was swinging pretty big, wasn't he? Weathered the storm in the first set.

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah he did a similar thing when I played him in Brisbane, as well. I was hitting the ball quite short early, too, which helped him a bit with that.
Also, it was obviously way cooler today and much slower conditions. The ball wasn't going as quick. I was leaving the ball a bit short. Once I started to improve my depth a bit I made it tough for him and he started to make mother mistakes after that.

Q. When somebody has a bit of a double fault rash like that, do you almost feel you've earned that by pressurizing the serve?

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I mean, it depends. Sometimes it can happen through pressurizing the serves; sometimes it happens through nerves; sometimes you can miss a couple of serves by a couple of millimeters.
You know, there's not always a reason for it. But, yeah, today he probably got a little bit nervous, and that helped me.

Q. With Dimitrov making a bit of a breakthrough, do you think he's really improving his game? Is he any better than when you played anymore Brisbane?

ANDY MURRAY: He played very well in Brisbane. It was probably a better match I think in Brisbane than here. Yes, I mean, it's tough. It is tough to tell sometimes.
It's very different conditions here. You know, Brisbane was almost an indoor court, as well, and it probably felt quicker, also.
But I think he will play his best tennis on the faster courts because he has very good timing. He loses his slice a lot. He serves well. He's aggressive. So he will probably play his best tennis on the quicker courts.

Hypnotize
03-26-2013, 10:26 AM
Andy's presser:
I'm fairly certain that should say "He uses his slice a lot. He serves well."

Berba
03-26-2013, 05:31 PM
Despite the result and the obvious choke, I really enjoyed today's match. He was ripping winners for most of the 1st set and he went out with exactly the right gameplan. I understand people will be down about the DFs when serving for the set, but at least he is getting himself into these situations and it will just take some time for him to handle his nerves. I would far rather he lost like this than got blown off the court 6-2 6-2.
i agree with you. it is obvious that grigor has the game to compete with the best. he just needs to solve his mental problem which will happen eventually

BlueLighthouse
03-27-2013, 10:04 AM
Grigor and Freddie answered #SonyInterview via Twitter:

(I removed twitter handles so it's easier to read;)

Q: for dimitrov,if you played in the mixed doubles, with whom (name of the girl or girls) ???
A: Freddie with Charlize Theron and Dimitrov with Monica Bellucci. :D

(He has a thing for cougar, hasn't he? Monica Bellucci???!!!! :superlol:)


Q: for dimitrov, favorite sugarpova flavor?
A: quirky! :D

Q: What is the hardest transition on your own opinion hard court to clay, clay to grass or clay/grass to hard?
A: to go from hard court to clay. I'm not a natural mover on clay, my game is not built for the surface and it takes time.

Q: (For Grigor) So far, what do you think is your best match you had ever played?
A: our doubles match with Nielsen two days ago. In regarding singles, Rotterdam Davydenko was def one of the best matches.

Q: What will you do, Freddie to cheer up Grigor if Bulgaria ends up losing to Denmark in footy? :p
A: I will remind him that regardless that Bulgaria can't play Football he has game on the tennis court that will make Bulgaria proud.

nadejda
03-27-2013, 10:38 AM
Q: What will you do, Freddie to cheer up Grigor if Bulgaria ends up losing to Denmark in footy? :p
A: I will remind him that regardless that Bulgaria can't play Football he has game on the tennis court that will make Bulgaria proud.

:superlol:

so Denmark can't play footy neither :p We got a draw at 1-1 :D

Eh Grigsho :hug:
that was like - outch! I hope he gets the help he needs to figure out that problem in his head :sad: I really want to see him winning the big ones :) good luck with the doubles :)

joekimiwong
03-27-2013, 03:36 PM
Grigor and Freddie answered #SonyInterview via Twitter:

(I removed twitter handles so it's easier to read;)

Q: for dimitrov,if you played in the mixed doubles, with whom (name of the girl or girls) ???
A: Freddie with Charlize Theron and Dimitrov with Monica Bellucci. :D

(He has a thing for cougar, hasn't he? Monica Bellucci???!!!! :superlol:)


Q: for dimitrov, favorite sugarpova flavor?
A: quirky! :D

Q: What is the hardest transition on your own opinion hard court to clay, clay to grass or clay/grass to hard?
A: to go from hard court to clay. I'm not a natural mover on clay, my game is not built for the surface and it takes time.

Q: (For Grigor) So far, what do you think is your best match you had ever played?
A: our doubles match with Nielsen two days ago. In regarding singles, Rotterdam Davydenko was def one of the best matches.

Q: What will you do, Freddie to cheer up Grigor if Bulgaria ends up losing to Denmark in footy? :p
A: I will remind him that regardless that Bulgaria can't play Football he has game on the tennis court that will make Bulgaria proud.

haha good luck in doubles

Hypnotize
03-28-2013, 10:25 PM
Grigor and Freddy won their doubles match 6-4 2-6 10-7 and are into the semifinals. They play FYRSTENBERG/M. MATKOWSKI next. Even if they lose, he has still earned another $29k which is more than he made from singles.

MichaelKrep
03-28-2013, 10:37 PM
Woohoo, Grilsen in Semis. :cheerleader:

Q: (For Grigor) So far, what do you think is your best match you had ever played?
A: our doubles match with Nielsen two days ago. In regarding singles, Rotterdam Davydenko was def one of the best matches.
Showing great respect for his doubles partner. That's nice to see.

FedererBulgaria
03-29-2013, 12:28 AM
Great win ! Its a really nice experience for Grisho !

Andreas
03-29-2013, 04:39 PM
Love this doubles pair :D Win the whole thing, guys!

BlueLighthouse
04-01-2013, 11:03 AM
So far this year, Grigor lost to champions of Brisbane, Rotterdam and Miami. :P Not bad performance but how unlucky!!! :mad:

FedererBulgaria
04-01-2013, 12:51 PM
So far this year, Grigor lost to champions of Brisbane, Rotterdam and Miami. :P Not bad performance but how unlucky!!! :mad:

:rolleyes: Yes if he lost to them,i prefer to be in the final:devil: ;)