After another disappointing event, Grigor Dimitrov announced yesterday that he and coach Dani Valverduu have split.
— Grigor Dimitrov (@GrigorDimitrov) May 7, 2019
Ranked No. 46, Dimitrov reached was as high as No. 3 about 18 months ago after capturing the 2017 ATP Finals title.
But that was also his last title and in the last 12 months he has yet to make even a semifinal having only made the quarterfinals at Canada and this year in Brisbane.
Clearly, something needed to change.
He’ll go into Rome with just a 9-6 record during a season in which he’s also dealt with a shoulder injury.
He and the Venezuelan Valverduu, who also coached Andy Murray, began in July of 2016. Valverduu was among the names in the hunt for the vacated Justin Gimelstob ATP Board seat but reportedly did not make the short list.
Dimitrov turns 28 in a few weeks.
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