The Bulgarian tennis player, Grigor Dimitrov was ousted in the opening round of the Mutua Madrid Open 2019 by the American, Taylor Fritz. Soon after his defeat in the Spanish capital, Grigor Dimitrov annulled his three-old league with his coach Dani Vallverdu. Under his tutelage, the Bulgarian made it to the semifinals at the Australian Open 2017, the same year he lifted up his ATP Finals trophy and also won the Masters title in Cincinnati.
And now, Grigor Dimitrov is in the quest for a new coach, he has approached the legendary German tennis player, Boris Becker for the same. He has asked Becker to be his mentor for tennis. Becker previously worked the World Number one, Novak Djokovic while Dimitrov was training under Vallverdu.
Under Becker, Djokovic pulled off the ‘Nole Slam’ at Roland Garros 2016 and also he became the first player to win $100 million in prize money. Now, Djokovic is training under his longtime coach, Marian Vajda, but since it becomes tedious for Vajda to travel every now and then, presently Novak’s brother, Marko Djokovic was has been coaching him. Together they collected their first ATP title in Madrid.
Before discussing with Becker, Grigor Dimitrov has shaken hands with Andre Agassi. The American legend will accompany Dimitrov during big tournaments since he’s reluctant to travel all over the world for several tournaments. For the Rome Masters 2019, Radek Stepanek joins the Bulgarian’s team.
At the Italian Open 2019, the former World Number three, Grigor Dimitrov is drawn to open against the German tennis player, Jan-Lennard Struff. He is presently ranked 46th in the world.
Before, Vallverdu Grigor Dimitrov had worked with five different coaches. He also worked with Patrick Mouratoglou for a few months. As Justin Gimelstob’s post is vacant in the ATP board, Vallverdu is also of the 15 candidates who are in the race to take up that position.