Grigor Dimitrov returned to Mtel Sport 1 today at about 3:00 pm with a match from the first round of the ATP 500 series tournament in Rotterdam against the Japanese Yuichi Sugita.
The match is third on the main court and can also be seen as pay per view on the platform https://ppv.mtel.bg/ .
The Bulgarian, who is placed under No. 2 in the tournament, will play his first match since dropping out of the Australian Open quarterfinals, and then healing trauma on his shoulder.
So far, Dimitrov and Sugita have met twice, and inevitably the World No. 5 has been the winner of the clashes. With success, and now in the second round, Dimitrov will play with Sergeant Philip Krajinovic, who defeated the young Felix Oze-Aliasim with a 2: 1 set. Luca Puy is the highest ranking tennis player Grigor can meet in the quarterfinals, while David Goffen is in the flow of the Bulgarians and they can face the semi-finals.
Roger Federer, the Rotterdam leader, has begun his first quest for a qualifier. He has to play in the semi-finals to achieve this goal, and eventually he can meet Alexander Zverev.
The Rotterdam tournament is special for Grigor Dimitrov, as in the distant year of 2009, only 17 years old, the Bulgarian star played in the Dutch city of his first ATP tournament. Then he lost after a great performance with 1: 2 sets by Rafael Nadal.