Grigor Dimitrov Hires Juan Martin Del Potro’s Former Coach Franco Davin
by Tom Gainey | September 25th, 2015, 9:48 am

Reeling Grigor Dimitrov has settled on a new coach. After parting with Roger Rasheed after Wimbledon, the talented Bulgarian has tapped Juan Martin del Potro’s former coach Franco Davin to the same position on his team on a trial basis for the upcoming Asian swing.

Davin and del Potro this summer. The Argentine Davin stays in Roger Federer’s Team * agency which represents both del Potro and Dimitrov.

Dimitrov reached a career-high No. 8 last year, but after struggling for most of 2015 is now down to No. 19. He had just six wins at the Grand Slam level and only made two semifinals in Brisbane and Istanbul.

Davin coached del Potro to his 2009 US Open title. He was also coaching Gaston Gaudio when he won the 2004 French Open.

Davin will join Dimitrov for Kuala Lumpur and then Tokyo.

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5 Comments for Grigor Dimitrov Hires Juan Martin Del Potro’s Former Coach Franco Davin

jalep Says:

Hoping this will work out for Grigor — good news.

Gypsy Gal Says:

This is great and i hope it works out for Grigor,just wondering if theres any furthur news on Delpo,err Emily if your reading?….

Emily Says:

All I know is what I see on Facebook, apparently it was his birthday recently. He’s been really positive and says he’s coming back next season, but Franco leaving him is a bad sign. I hope he can make some kind of comeback b/c without the injuries, he would have won some more slams by now

chris ford1 Says:

Emily, my understanding is del Potro released his team in late spring and encouraged them to find other work because he was not sure. Not sure where he would be a year, and his doctors could give no clarity on his odds of full recovery until he was well into the recovery process.

I hope there is more coming from Juan, too. But he doesn’t boil down to just 1 Slam win. He has played in true classic matches besides that with Fed and Nole, and a few times where he just blew Rafa off the court. Enough to establish he belongs as one of the true talents of this era and a thrill to watch, but a star-crossed player.

J-Kath Says:

Saw a bit that said Delpo is planning to play DC next year.

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