After a disappointing 2018, Grigor Dimitrov is hoping to have a turnaround for the new season. Among the changes he has made is the addition of Andre Agassi who will be with Dimitrov in Melbourne and other events down the line.
“Priceless,” Dimitrov said of having Agassi. “Nothing can put a price on that. We’re spending a crazy amount of time together and it’s not
just about the tennis after all it’s just a the friendship and everything that we managed to build in such a time was was beautiful for us.”
Dimitrov and his coach Dani Vallverdu were in Las Vegas with Agassi’s team training for 2019.
“We spent quality weeks about three three and a half weeks altogether it’s great to see that everybody’s on the same page right now and we see we see tennis, we see the game, we see the sort of the the whole big picture the same way so that that makes it even more exciting right now and hopefully we have a great success together.”
Agassi and Dimitov hooked up in Atlanta in July, and then the tennis legend joined him at the Paris Indoors.
The Bulgarian star who finished No. 3 last year year, begins this week in Brisbane at No. 19. He made the semifinals at Brisbane last year and the quarters at the Australian Open. But after his Monte Carlo semifinal, he never made it that far again.
“Overall the year was a bit up and down so and I had to do a couple of changes here and there that that I knew that they’re gonna sort of
hurt my ranking and potential, not win some matches,” Dimitrov explained. “But as I said I like to look at the big picture and I’ve put in the time in the effort and everything is pretty calculated on my end to know what I have to do now to get back to top 10.”
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Grigor made $1.7 million in prize money alone in 2018, at No. 19. If I made that kind of money at No. 19, I might want to sleep in instead of getting up to so the work needed to move up.
December 31st, 2018 at 10:16 am