Budding Bulgarian talent Grigor Dimitrov will begin his week in Toronto on Wednesday afternoon, where he will take on American Donald Young on Stadium court. This marks the fourth time these two competitors will meet on the professional circuit, with Dimitrov leading the head-to-head series 2-1.
Dimitrov, who is coming off a title win at Queen’s Club and a semi-final run at the Wimbledon Championships, has made some fantastic strides in Grand Slam events, as he reached the quarter-final round of the Australian Open, as well as the semi-final round at SW19. He holds a 35-10 record so far this season.
He has not played a single match since his deep run at the Championships last month, instead choosing to take the time to rest and prepare for the US Open Series. He then was forced to withdraw from the Citi Open last week with the flu, but appears to be fit for action on Wednesday afternoon.
World No. 50 Donald Young rallied back from a set down to defeat Frank Dancevic 5-7, 6-0, 6-3. The American withstood seven aces from his Canadian counterpart and converted 5 of 9 break points to secure the valiant victory in 1 hour and 39 minutes.
This marks the foruth time these two competitors will meet on the professional tour, with Dimitrov leading the series 2-1. Their last meeting took place over two years ago at the 2012 French Open, which Dimitrov won in straight sets. They are 1-1 on hard courts with Young winning the more recent affair in Memphis.
Prediction: Grigor Dimitrov in Straight Sets