Yesterday in Rotterdam, Rafael Nadal survived in three tight sets against a youngster who seems to have come out of nowhere. But Roger Federer's old coach believes he's got a future champion on his hands.
Grigor Dimitrov's new coach, the Swiss Peter Lundgren, who has coached Marcelo Rios, Marat Safin and Roger Federer, considers the Bulgarian one of the world's biggest talents, "Meridian Match" reports, quoted by tposport.bg.
The specialist even compared Grisha with the 13-times winner of the "Grand Slam" Roger Federer in front of the "Sundsvall".
"This boy has the potential to win a "Grand Slam" tournament. He's even better than Federer was when he was his age. Grigor makes excellent volleys and has better physic than Roger. We are now starting to advance in the men's tournaments and hope to enter the top 100 this year", Lundgren comments.
The Swiss paper "Sundsvall" also reveals that Grigor himself contacted Lundgren in the Patick Muratoglu's academy in Paris. Thus our player received several ATP invitations, which at this point of his career would otherwise be impossible.
A new player to watch? The photo above is of Dimitrov acknowledging the crowd after defeat. Clearly, he loves center stage. Talent alone doesn't always lead to big results (see: Richard Gasquet), but the sport can certainly use more all-court players challenging the elite.
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