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Grigor Dimitrov - Bulgaria  

Grigor Dimitrov Birth Date: Age: Unknown age
Birth Place: Haskovo, Bulgaria Residence: Paris, France
Height: 6'2\ (188 cm)" Weight: 169 lbs (77 kg)
Year Turned Pro: 2008 Plays: Right-handed
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On the Court
Made his pro debut in 2007 at Bulgaria's F1, losing in the first round. His first appearance on the Challenger circuit came in 2008, losing a qualifier at Barcelona to Andrey Golubev.

His ATP debut came at s-Hertogenbosch in June of 2008, where he lost to Igor Andreev in the first round. His first main draw ATP win came at Rotterdam in2009, defeating then-No. 23 Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. He was awarded a wild card to Wimbledon that year and lost in the first round to Igor Kunitsyn 6-3, 0-6, 0-3 RET.

He cracked the Top 200 for the first time by winning the Challenger tournament in Geneva, defeating No. 118 Pablo Andujar in the final. It was the first of three straight Challeneger tournament wins for him.

Began 2011 by making it through qualifiers into the main draw of the Australian Open, where he scored his first Grand Slam victory, upsetting No. 38 Andrey Golubev 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. Victory vaulted him into the Top 100 for the first time. Was able to reach the main draws of Rotterdam, Dubai and Miami, but lost in the first round of each.

Reached the quarterfinals at Munich with a second-round upset of No. 25 Marcos Baghdatis. Received a main draw wild card to Roland Garros but was swept in the first round by Jeremy Chardy. Awarded a wild card at Wimbledon and reached the second round, falling to No. 19 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets. Made the quarterfinals at both Bangkok and Stockholm to end the year in the Top 75.

Awarded a wild card to the main draw of the Australian Open to begin 2012 and reached the second round. After briefly falling outside of the Top 100, re-emerged with his fourth round appearance at Miami, upsetting No. 32 Juan Ignacio Chela and No. 7 Berdych before losing to No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic. Reached the second round at Roland Garros, then sprinted to the semifinals at Queen's Club to reach a new career-best of No. 69.

He reached the semifinals at Bastad and Gstaad in back-to-back weeks, then made the second round at the London Olympics. Reached the second round at Paris to join the Top 50 for the first time.

Began 2013 by reaching his first ATP final, that at Brisbane, defeating No. 13 Milos Raonic along the way before falling to No. 3 Andy Murray in the final. Has since reached the quarterfinals of Brisbane and Monte Carlo, and shocked world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the second round at Madrid, his first win over a top-ranked player.
 
Year-End Singles Rankings: 2007: 1,197th; 2008: 493rd; 2009: 288th; 2010: 106th; 2011: 76th; 2012: 48th.
 
Off the Court
Is the son of Dimitar, a tennis coach, and Maria, a sports teacher and former volleyball player.Won the junior titles at both Wimbledon and the US Open in 2008. Attended Good to Great Tennis Academy in Sweden and began playing at age five. Has been speculated to be dating Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova.