The Bulgarian tennis ace, Grigor Dimitrov is the newly crowned ATP World Tour Finals champion who overpowered the Belgian tennis star David Goffin in three sets in London in the finals.
Nadal withdrew from the tournament due to his injury and played just one match in the round robin stage, while Federer lost to the Belgian tennis ace Goffin in the semifinals of the tournament.
Nadal holds a 10-1 record and Federer is 6-0 against the new ATP World Tour Finals champion, Grigor Dimitrov.
This summer, Dimitrov travelled to Mallorca to train with Rafael Nadal. Dimitrov stepped on the Spaniard’s backyard with a notion to learn best of the tennis. He mentioned, “If you want to be the best, you might as well learn from the best”. He believes, training few days in Spain with his maestro had a great influence over his achievements in 2017.
Dimitrov was 14-years-old when Nadal received his premiere French Open crown in the year 2005 and he has grown up watching the Spanish maestro. Dimitrov has great respect and regards for Nadal and takes all his loses against him optimistically.
“He’s huge, I love playing against him.”
“I have lost 10 times against Nadal and I still like to play with him.
“You learn a lot from Rafa and from Roger as well.” Dimi said
Dimitrov also follows the footsteps of the Swiss ace, Roger Federer. During his days on the junior circuit, the Bulgarian received a title of ‘Baby Fed’ since he looked up to Roger’s gameplay and achievements and tried emulating his playing style.
Nevertheless, the Bulgarian losses against the Tennis Gods all the time, but he relishes meeting Federer and Nadal in the tournaments and learns from his defeats.
As the 2017 tennis season packs up and the tennis professionals all over the head towards their break, the Spanish maestro Rafael Nadal finishes as the 2017 World Number one followed by Federer on the second spot.
Federer and Nadal are expected to be physically fit and firm by the middle of January and dominate their tennis in the first Grand Slam event of the year. The Grand Slam champions Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic would be making their returns in the 2018 Australian Open.