Grigor Dimitrov reflects on facing Roger Federer at his prime

Grigor Dimitrov admits Roger Federer at his prime was his toughest opponent, recalling moments of challenge and admiration.

Grigor Dimitrov Reflects on Facing Roger Federer at His Prime

Grigor Dimitrov, reflecting on his match against Jannik Sinner, was asked to compare his experiences facing top players in their prime. The Bulgarian tennis player didn’t hesitate to name Roger Federer as the toughest opponent he had encountered at his peak.

In response to the question, Dimitrov reminisced about his encounters with Federer, particularly at Wimbledon. He humorously admitted to moments where he felt like disappearing on the court, emphasizing the formidable challenge Federer posed.

“I know for me I was going to say the toughest player that I have played at his absolute prime was Roger,” Dimitrov said. “Just too funny, actually. I remember a few times even at Wimbledon, once I remember it was just — I wanted to dig a hole and disappear.”

Dimitrov’s candid acknowledgment of Federer’s dominance highlights the Swiss maestro’s unparalleled skill and impact on the game. Despite facing formidable opponents throughout his career, Dimitrov singled out Federer as the player he “suffered the most with.”

Through Dimitrov’s reflections, Federer’s legacy as one of the greatest players in tennis history is reaffirmed, leaving an indelible mark on his opponents and the sport as a whole.

Grigor Dimitrov in 2024

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Currently the world no.9, the Bulgarian played his last match on the 31st of March when he was overcome by world no.2 Jannik Sinner 6-3 6-1 in the final in Miami (draw).

Currently, during this season the Bulgarian owns an overall 20-5 match record. Grigor conquered 1 title in Brisbane. The Bulgarian was the finalist in Marseille and Miami.

Dimitrov has scheduled to play next in Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (Monte–Carlo). He will start the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 7th of April.

Dimitrov's Record

Grigor Dimitrov

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