ROTTERDAM, December 12, 2019 (Press Release)
Grigor Dimitrov will play for the eighth time during the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in February 2020. The 28-year-old Bulgarian made his debut at the age of 17 in Rotterdam Ahoy. The 2018 finalist is on the hunt for his 9th title. The 47th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament will be held from 8 to 16 February in Rotterdam Ahoy.
Tournament director Richard Krajicek: “Grigor Dimitrov and the tournament have a special relationship. He made his debut in 2009, it was one of the first chances to prove himself at ATP level as a top talent with us. He likes coming here. He is eager to win the title, especially after he reached the final in 2018. Moreover, it is one of the favorite players in Rotterdam, so it is great that he will be there again.”
Guess who will be back in Rotterdam in February? Grigor Dimitrov will return for the eighth time!🎾 @GrigorDimitrov
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Dimitrov in Rotterdam
In 2009, Grigor Dimitrov debuted as the 17-year-old number 478 of the world in Rotterdam. He won in the first round against Tomas Berdych. Rafael Nadal needed three sets in the second round to stop him. After his debut, he returned six times in Rotterdam, with his final against Roger Federer in 2018 as the best result. Dimitrov managed to win eight titles in his career. The 2017 Nitto ATP Finals was the absolute highlight. 2019 started with difficulty, but with a semi-final place at the US Open he showed to be on the way back to the top.
After Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Gael Monfils, David Goffin, Denis Shapovalov, Stan Wawrinka and Jannik Sinner, Grigor Dimitrov is the eighth announced participant in the 47th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, to be held in Rotterdam Ahoy from 8 to 16 February 2020.