Rising star Grigor Dimitrov (Player Bio) won his maiden ATP tour title in Stockholm this afternoon in spectacular fashion as he toppled World No. 3 David Ferrer (Player Bio) in three sets to lift the trophy. It was a remarkable display from the young Bulgarian, who was down a set and a break before recovering to steal the match. Dimitrov even got to meet with the Swedish royal family following the match and was presented the trophy by Prince Daniel.
“It’s one of my biggest wins,” said Dimitrov. “To beat a top guy in a final. It’s a great feeling and it’s good for your mental state. You know you can hang with these guys and the next time you play against them, especially in the Grand Slams, you will be better prepared.”
Dimitrov was satisfied with his overall performance and even boldly stated that even had he lost the match, he still would have taken the positives from his performance today.
“Even if I would have lost the match, the most important thing was to test myself to the limits and try to control what I can. This was icing on the cake.”
The Bulgarian No. 1 believes this is the start of greater things in his career, and while he admits that it may be a turbulent ride, he will strive to reach greater heights everyday.
“I’m going to come on court and fight as much as I can. (Success) is never a guarantee. The best thing in tennis is that you have a next week. My goal is to strive to do better and work harder and eventually everything else is going to pay you back.”