After a scorching 16-1 start to 2017 which included two titles and an Australian Open semifinal, Grigor Dimitrov has once again hit the skids. With Wednesday’s opening round loss to Jan-Lennard Struff in Monte Carlo, Dimitrov is now just 1-5 in his last six matches. It’s a complete reversal of how well he was playing a few months ago!
What’s interesting is it was this time last year when Dimitrov began a 6-match losing streak after reaching the Istanbul final.
Hopes were sky high for the soon-to-be 26-year-old but it seems once again he’s cooled off, with no real cause. And statistically, while Dimitrov’s had his best results on the quicker courts, he has about the same winning percentage on the three surfaces (60%), and apart from the French Open he’s done well on the clay before with two quarterfinals at Monte Carlo and a semifinal in Rome.
Luckily, with almost no points to defend other than Istanbul in the coming months, Dimitrov should at least stay in the Top 15 in the rankings. And he still entered the week 4th in the Race. But if he can’t get back on track, what a missed opportunity. His next scheduled event is in Madrid.
DIMITROV’S LAST 5 TOURNAMENTS
Rotterdam: QF loss to Goffin
Indian Wells: 3rd RD loss to Sock
Miami: Opening RD loss to Pella
Marrakech: 1st RD loss to Robredo
Monte Carlo: Opening RD loss to Struff
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