Who is ready to believe in Dimitrov one last time and be disappointed again ?

Will you root for Grigor ?


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BGod

G.O.A.T.
The 3rd set tiebreak today gave me a lot of hope. He had lost like 8 or 9 consecutive to City then boom.

I believe.
 

AO13

Hall of Fame
Don't forget guys, Grigor has 100% win rate once he enters finals of big events. True, he only played two finals - Cincinnati agains Kyrgios in 2017 and ATP finals again Goffin in 2017. He either continues the unbeatable run or he loses for the first time tomorrow.
 

Devilito

Hall of Fame
His skill level is no different than it used to be. Difference is that it seems like in 2023, he transitioned from a boy to a man. His mental game, his shot selection, his attitude on court is what is making him a winner. I'd love for him to win Paris. Bad news is that Novak is the worst match up he could possibly have. Why wouldn't it have been, "anyone but Novak"
 

Fabresque

Legend
He’s clearly worse than all three of those players unless this is a joke
Career high rankings:
Tsonga: 5
Berdych: 4
Ferrer: 3
Dimitrov: 3

Titles:
Tsonga: 18
Berdych: 13
Ferrer: 27
Dimitrov: 8

M1000’s
Tsonga: 2
Berdych: 1
Ferrer: 1
Dimitrov: 1 (potentially 2 tomorrow)

Tour Finals (bigger than 1000 events)
Tsonga: 0
Berdych: 0
Ferrer: 0
Dimitrov: 1

Dimitrov has a higher career ranking out of all of them, has won the biggest title out of all of them, and is even with 1000’s won (could take joint-lead tomorrow).

He also has better longevity than Tsonga and Berdych.

Say what you will but there exists a genuine argument that Dimitrov is better. None of them have won a title as big as the tour finals and Grigor did. Simple

EDIT: Could also argue he has highest peak. 2017 Grigor is a better season than Tsongferrerdych managed.
 

duaneeo

Legend
Dimitrov has a higher career ranking out of all of them, has won the biggest title out of all of them, and is even with 1000’s won (could take joint-lead tomorrow).

But he's been the most useless out of all at the slams. Number of times they've made it to a slam...

...final:
Tsonga: 1
Berdych: 1
Ferrer: 1
Dimitrov: 0

...semi:
Tsonga: 6
Berdych: 7
Ferrer: 6
Dimitrov: 3

...quarter:
Tsonga: 15
Berdych: 17
Ferrer: 17
Dimitrov: 6
 

Fabresque

Legend
But he's been the most useless out of all at the slams. Number of times they've made it to a slam...

...final:
Tsonga: 1
Berdych: 1
Ferrer: 1
Dimitrov: 0

...semi:
Tsonga: 6
Berdych: 7
Ferrer: 6
Dimitrov: 3

...quarter:
Tsonga: 15
Berdych: 17
Ferrer: 17
Dimitrov: 6
The only count that really matters:

Slams won
Tsonga: 0
Berdych: 0
Ferrer: 0
Dimitrov: 0
 

RaulRamirez

Legend
For whatever level of a disappointment he's been to some fans, I've always liked his style of play and his personality. I'm a Novak fan, but if I get a chance to watch the final, I'll pull for Grigor.
 
Career high rankings:
Tsonga: 5
Berdych: 4
Ferrer: 3
Dimitrov: 3

Titles:
Tsonga: 18
Berdych: 13
Ferrer: 27
Dimitrov: 8

M1000’s
Tsonga: 2
Berdych: 1
Ferrer: 1
Dimitrov: 1 (potentially 2 tomorrow)

Tour Finals (bigger than 1000 events)
Tsonga: 0
Berdych: 0
Ferrer: 0
Dimitrov: 1

Dimitrov has a higher career ranking out of all of them, has won the biggest title out of all of them, and is even with 1000’s won (could take joint-lead tomorrow).

He also has better longevity than Tsonga and Berdych.

Say what you will but there exists a genuine argument that Dimitrov is better. None of them have won a title as big as the tour finals and Grigor did. Simple

EDIT: Could also argue he has highest peak. 2017 Grigor is a better season than Tsongferrerdych managed.
By far the least titles and worst grand slam runs
 

ppma

Professional
Great Grigor's fan here. There is no dissapointment at this point for me as soon as he plays smart tennis, goes to the net and adds some variety in today's match.
 

Federer and Del Potro

Talk Tennis Guru
The Grigorius Experience

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Wander

Hall of Fame
Djokovic is just literally an impossible matchup for dimitrov. Nothing he can do. Can't play amazing all court attack like Federer, can't hit huge to blow him off the court like wawrinka/zverev/delpo, cant outgrind like medvedev
If Federer beat Djokovic sometimes, why not Dimitrov?
 

Sipho

Rookie
Disappointment was delivered!!
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Boo.

Hopefully he'll still have a decent year. Maybe a good Wimbledon or something.

The only other one-hander I can turn to is Musetti, and I don't think it's going to happen for him.

And becoming a father who knows...

He'll have his child and his gorgeous girlfriend. Why play tennis when you have that? I suppose for the money so he can live a fabulous lifestyle with his child and his gorgeous girlfriend.

Le sigh. :giggle:
 

NedStark

Professional
His serve is too ordinary, hence he often gives opponents free points on his serves. Even pre-injury Murray has better serves than him.
 

Smecz

Semi-Pro
Currently,the most single one handed backhand barerly make it to the quarterfinals in Grand Slam.

Borges punished his backhand mercilesly...
Only first set and last set were equal fight,the rest of sets are backhand execution!!! I'm sad to see this!!.

Here we again quarterfinal,and there are no one handed backhand:(

I just want to say that for me is not dissapointement,it is normal situation.

One handed backhand hit too many short balls(to finish,to kill)!!!

Maybe playing more top spin would help, but playing like that for 5 sets could be tiring...

For me, only Tsitsipas could do anything in AO 2024, not Dimitrov, Musetti or Shapavolov.

But he also played too many short balls with a one-handed backhand...
 

nolefam_2024

G.O.A.T.
Right,I would like to have a player with one hand who would mess up the ATP, but these are probably just dreams.

Tsitsipas is my last hope, but I guess we have to accept that he too will be a lost hope!!
He was pretty close in AO 23. If he won the slam, he would be number 1. But he was just as far because in the final it was almost one sided.
 
“Maybe playing more top spin would help” Smecz

I’ve come to the conclusion that his 1-hander being vulnerable doesn’t tell the whole story. As well as he seems to be hitting his favored FH, the way he hits it is kind of at that same pace and shape all the time, which ends up being a hittable ball for most for those balls his opponents can reach. So if he occasionally put some more air on his FH as a change of pace (and I mean like 25-30% of his FHS), maybe he’d be trickier. Who knows? Cuz he s bh and his decisions of when to slice were spot on MOST of the time. I will say that Borges impressed me even after set 1….
 

Smecz

Semi-Pro
He was pretty close in AO 23. If he won the slam, he would be number 1. But he was just as far because in the final it was almost one sided.
Yeah,this final AO 2023 it was a big dissapointment ehh!!.

It was a big chance for One handed backhand players,every grand slam victory by a one hand player helps to popularize this shot again!!!.
 

Smecz

Semi-Pro
“Maybe playing more top spin would help” Smecz

I’ve come to the conclusion that his 1-hander being vulnerable doesn’t tell the whole story. As well as he seems to be hitting his favored FH, the way he hits it is kind of at that same pace and shape all the time, which ends up being a hittable ball for most for those balls his opponents can reach. So if he occasionally put some more air on his FH as a change of pace (and I mean like 25-30% of his FHS), maybe he’d be trickier. Who knows? Cuz he s bh and his decisions of when to slice were spot on MOST of the time. I will say that Borges impressed me even after set 1….
Yes, a weakened forehand is not favorable for a one-handed player.

Dimitrov is player who plays all court and he has a good shots,but he has an achilles heel, bad tactical choices!!!.

It was mainly because of them that he lost, but still, one-handed people are usually punished more!!.

Last thing that I noticed while watching AO 2024,that thanks to the equipment, two handed backhand play extreme speed angles,both women and men.

I don't think I've ever been hit like that with two hands..?!
 

Sipho

Rookie
Dimitrov is player who plays all court and he has a good shots,but he has an achilles heel, bad tactical choices!!!.
Yes, this is it. It's tactics.

And execution. So tactics and execution.

Because when Dimitrov beat Rune, a much better player than Borges, he had the same one-handed backhand. He just had better execution on his tactics. And he executed his shots better.

So it's not so much the stroke.

Because, of course, when a person with a one-handed backhand beats a person with a two-hander, what's the person with the two-handed backhand's excuse?

So at the end of the day the better player wins. Or the player who played better on the day wins.

Whether they hit a one-hander or a two-hander I think is largely inconsequential. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. So it all comes down to tactics and execution. Provided the players are of equal or near-equal ability.

A single hander player will never be the world number 1 again
"Never" is a little strong, isn't it?

Because after Sampras I never thought someone like Federer would come along. I thought Sampras was going to be the last great champion with a one-hander.

So someone, or a few or many, may come along.
 

nolefam_2024

G.O.A.T.
And yet if you bring up one hander as a disadvantage in Federer debates people try to claim its not inferior to 2 handers. Riggghhhhttt lol. Even Federer who obviously likes one hander more doesn't recommend a one hander says its too limited
So I should feel sympathy for single handers?
I dont

they made their decision
 
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