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Old 01-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #196
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Wonderful experience you had there. Thanks for sharing. Do you plan to go to Sydney & Melbourne to support our boy? Did you have a chance for a pic with Grigor / Team?
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It sounds like you've had an amazing week. Did you ever get a chance to meet Grigor and speak to him? I was looking for you in the player's box but I didn't see anyone in a purple floral dress I'm afraid. I did see Mikael's two little girls and they were cute with their Grisha headbands.

The result was disappointing, especially as Grigor's game broke down when serving for the 1st set and in the tie-break but that shows he still has work to do on his mental strength and it is understandable as this was his first final. For the most part though, his game matched up well against Murray's and if he had served as well as he had done earlier in the week, it could have been a different story.

His ground game was excellent and that should give him confidence going into the AO. His backhand has really improved and as recently as Basel and Paris last years, opponents were winning points by attacking it but they won't be able to do that anymore. Grigor's backhand slice drove Murray crazy and his backhand down the line was incredible throughout the match.

I'm a little surprised he is still playing Sydney but I'm sure they know best. Here's hoping he has another good week
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Good bye Brisbane. It’s been an amazing week for me. The fans and tournament organizers were wonderful and I am taking very nice memories from Brisbane with me. Playing Andy was a great learning experience and my goal is to continue improving and getting stronger. Next stop is Sydney.
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It sounds like you've had an amazing week. Did you ever get a chance to meet Grigor and speak to him? I was looking for you in the player's box but I didn't see anyone in a purple floral dress I'm afraid. I did see Mikael's two little girls and they were cute with their Grisha headbands.
The cuttiest thing for me as a tennis fan ! And watching Grigor taking part at his first award ceremony ...something i will never forget <3
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The cuttiest thing for me as a tennis fan ! And watching Grigor taking part at his first award ceremony ...something i will never forget <3

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Plus i LOVEEEEE Grigor`s team...the little girls were soooo adorable ! <3
Weren't they just! Great job, Grisho and the whole team. Hope we get to see him win in Sydney and sing "Opa Grisha style"
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Hi All!! So where to start?? I had an amazing weekend yesterday and today. The match yesterday was absolutely amazing to be a part of. By the time the 3rd set tiebreak started I was an absolute wreck! I was so anxious! everyone around me kept saying "its gonna be ok, hes gonna pull it out" trying to calm me down lol. really fun part of the day for me was that after Kei pulled out they played a fun exhibition set for us spectators to get to see something else. Mikael came out with todd woodbridge against Melo/Robredo. I got such a kick out of watching Mikael play and he kept smiling at waving at me whenever i cheered for him. it was so cool!!!
then today he had arranged TWO sets of tickets for me (and my mum) - one in the players box with him for grigors match and another in the 2nd row of the normal seats for the doubles final. SO LOVELY of him to organise both!
After the doubles final we headed over to the box. when Mikael got there he came over and shook our hands and we said thank you again. tried not to bother him or cheer much at all during the match (which was extremely hard) but you're not supposed to do those things in the box so we thought we better not. we did have to ask someone else in the box to SHUT THE HELL UP though because he was sitting in GRIGOR'S box and cheering for MURRAY. every time grigor made a mistake he shouted "YES!!!" and was calling out inappropriate things. we asked him to stop and said this is grigor's box - turned out he was the tournament doctor and that made him think he had a right to do whatever he wanted. he did behave a bit better after that though.

after the match mikael was really disappointed. he said he thought Grigor would have won the first set and it was such a shame he couldnt pull it off. then his wife, Sofia (the lady who I spoke to after the Melzer match) and their two daughters (cutest little girls ever!) came down to the box to comfort him. Grigor gave them a lovely smile and wink. After the presentation Mikael got out of there pretty quick - i think he wanted to go comfort Grigor. Sofia hung back and spoke to me for a few minutes and thanked me for my support. (seriously, i was the one wanting to thank her and she comes and thanks me - swedes are so nice!!!). she said they were off to sydney probably tonight and her and the girls are going back to sweden next sunday before the AO. she said they were happy with the sydney draw (so no sign of considering withdrawing). then she said that she had already left yesterday when mikael decided to play the doubles and her and the girls were really disappointed they didnt get to see him play. i said i took lots of photos and she asked if i could email them to her.

ok thats all i can think of for now but will post again if i think of something else!! will do some photos later too
Thank you SO much. Your detailed reports are much appreciated. I guess he's playing on Tuesday, next, I haven't checked the schedule for tomorrow. I hope he plays later in the afternoon, I can't very well skip work for his match and then be caught on camera...
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so here is the draw

GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
18 EBDEN, Matthew

DIMITROV, Grigor BUL
20 FOGNINI, Fabio

ROBREDO, Tommy ESP
22 MILLMAN, John

BYE
A. SEPPI [3]
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This is crazy.....ahahhahahha love it

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Maria Sharapova is off the market again. Got confirmation she's dating Bulgarian tennis player, 21-year-old Grigor Dimitrov
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so here is the draw

GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
18 EBDEN, Matthew

DIMITROV, Grigor BUL
20 FOGNINI, Fabio

ROBREDO, Tommy ESP
22 MILLMAN, John

BYE
A. SEPPI [3]
There is no-one in that section of the draw that he can't beat if he has fully recovered from this week.
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There is no-one in that section of the draw that he can't beat if he has fully recovered from this week.
hold the horses, any of these player is capable of beating Grogor, maybe Millman and Ebden are not so well-known but Millman showed some good tennis this week and Ebden is promising, the others are seasoned players, one or 2 mathches will be good
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Ebden's been coached by Peter MacNamara and we know how well he knows Grigor's weaknesses...
I don't think this tournament will be significant for Grigor. IMO he will play max 2 matches and then off to Melbourne
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Wow swede rules that is a fantastic report thank you very much for sharing
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Ebden's been coached by Peter MacNamara and we know how well he knows Grigor's weaknesses...
I don't think this tournament will be significant for Grigor. IMO he will play max 2 matches and then off to Melbourne
The point is I don't suppose Ebden can make it to the second round,he has a tough opponent in the 1st round. Lets see, it's abt to begin
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am so glad you guys enjoyed my posts.. i was worried i was gushing a bit much
didnt get to talk to grigor too much because i was too nervous but i did get a photo after one of the outside matches. also here is me in the box (i was in row behind Micke and to his left).
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