Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov comes in at the fourth spot in our countdown of the best active ATP players yet to win a singles major. Dubbed “Baby Fed” due to the similarities between his game and that of Roger Federer, Dimitrov has had a remarkably successful career despite never winning a major.
2017 was a banner year for Grigor Dimitrov. Dimitrov started the year by advancing to the semifinals of the Australian Open. In Cincinnati, Dimitrov won his first Masters 1000 event, defeating Nick Kyrgios in the final. Dimitrov ended the year by winning the ATP Finals and rising to his career high of number 3 in the world.
Dimitrov has won 8 titles on the ATP tour. In addition to his semifinal appearance at the 2017 Australian Open, he reached the semifinals of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and the 2019 US Open. Dimitrov is currently in the top 20 of the ATP rankings, but he has not won a tournament since his ATP Finals triumph in 2017.
Can Baby Fed – Grigor Dimitrov – find his mojo?
Dimitrov has not been able to reach the same heights that he did in 2017. That being said, he is still only 32 years old and possesses all the shots in the book. He just seems to lack a bit of the conviction he had when he was at his best.
Dimitrov’s variety makes him an absolute joy to watch on court. However, his variety sometimes comes at the expense of having a huge weapon. To win a major nowadays, you need big weapons that you can rely on in the tough moments. Those weapons have not always been present for Dimitrov in the last few years.
Likelihood to Win a Major: Unlikely
Top Ten Countdown So Far
Number 10 – Richard Gasquet
Number 9 – Karen Khachanov
Number 8 – Nick Kyrgios
Number 7 – Jannik Sinner
Number 6 – Andrey Rublev
Number 5 – Matteo Berrettini
Number 4 – Grigor Dimitrov