The six-seeded young and energetic Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov rained up with his skills at the ATP World Tour Final to clinch the ATP title by beating David Goffin by 7-3, 4-6 and 6-3, on Sunday.
It may not be a Federer-Nadal matchup that many fans expected at the ATP Final on Sunday, but nobody complained, thanks to the energetic gameplay by 26-year-olds Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov and his Belgian opponent David Goffin. This is the biggest win for Dimitrov in his career so far, with a lot more than this to do in coming future. The match between Dimitrov and Goffin on Sunday was the longest final since with 2 hours, 30 minutes, 15 seconds, adding 11 minutes to the mark set by Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2011.
This isn’t the only record that was broken at ATP Final on Sunday. After winning all five matches at the O2 Arena, Dimitrov ecame the first player to win the elite tournament on debut since 1998, when Alex Corretja of Spain triumphed in Hanover. With this victory, Dimitrov has reached the dizzy heights of third in the rankings, right behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as he begins to deliver on his rich promise. In the early years of his career, the Bulgarian was called ‘Baby Fed’ for his similarity in style with the Swiss master, but lately in mid-2016s, Dimitrov had been struggling with as low as 40th ranks.
With the ATP finale and four other titles won in 2017, Dimitrov has bounced back into the game with the best year in his career. Now, he is aiming to win his dream match – the Grand Slam. It is true that Dimitrov has never been beyond the semi-finals of a Grand Slam, reaching the last four at Wimbledon in 2014 and repeating the feat in Australia earlier this year. But with gained momentum and confidence, winning the Grand Slam tournament remains his dream goal.