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Old 11-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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I'd like to know what you expect from Grigor in the next year (ranking, tournaments, improvements in the game etc.)
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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I'll be happy if he breaks in Top 30 next year, which will allow him to be seeded at slams and a lot of the tournaments and he will get a better draws. But he will have to do better at the Slams and the Masters events where the big points are
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:20 AM   #3
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Have some improvement in the GS, and get his very first ATP title
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:47 AM   #4
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Injury free + Good coach. Win and ranking will come.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:14 AM   #5
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Grisho will rule 2013, i have faith in my man, yes i said it, my MAN!
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Grigor made a lot of progress in the last 1/3 of the season. He still has a ways to go to consistently pull out matches, but his confidence definitely grew in that time period. Certainly feels like he belongs in the upper echelon - a few little improvements will go a long ways, starting with his ability to hit his cross court backhand with more depth. Way too often were his opponents able to tee off on one of those short backhands and put him under pressure. Improving that shot itself will give him a lot more confidence and ability to set up his forehand. My guess, depending on what happens with his coaching arrangement, is that he will make a conscious effort in that area. The other things are pretty obvious in terms of conditioning, reading opponents' serves, etc...I think top 20 is not out of the question!
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:32 PM   #7
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I really hope he will make the STEP he needs to be in top 20 next year!Watching his matches u can feel it he can beat almost everybody,but then he just lost faith in himself...but im sure he will find the key!I will be here to support him the next year...its sooooo nice to be here before years..when he won his Junior Wimbledon title,years after that im soooo happy to be his fan ((:
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I really hope he will make the STEP he needs to be in top 20 next year!Watching his matches u can feel it he can beat almost everybody,but then he just lost faith in himself...but im sure he will find the key!I will be here to support him the next year...its sooooo nice to be here before years..when he won his Junior Wimbledon title,years after that im soooo happy to be his fan ((:
I feel the same way and it's been fun watching him progress through the years. My hope is that he works hard during the off-season and starts 2013 fitter, stronger and faster. He has so much talent but he needs to develop the mental and physical strength to utilise it. When he starts winning big matches, he's going to be a huge star.
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Probably still a rumour but it makes me happy, especially the swedish coaches, whom normally known for non-joking around.
His agent is a swedish so this news sounds more credible.

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Some headline news: Grigor Dimitrov is terminating his relationship with his coach Patrick Mouratouglou. He will now move to Sweden and start at the Swedish academy "Good to Great". The players behind "Good to Great" is the former pros Magnus Norman, Nicklas Kulti and Mikael Tillstrom.

Mikael Tillstrom will be the one traveling with Grigor Dimitrov to next years Australian Open, though it should be said, that all three (Norman, Kulti, Tillstrom) has a shared coaching-responsibility for Dimitrov
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Edit: Found news in Swedish here

Edit: I posted more news on the news thread.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:19 AM   #10
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Grigor & coach will travel to Aus on 23rd Dec according to Mattias Tjernström @tjernstrom

Here's Grigor practicing at GTG http://instagram.com/p/TIPff4In1r sparring with Andreas Vinciguerra
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I'm amazed Andreas Vinciguerra is still playing after all his problems. I saw him play at Wimbledon years ago.
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