Phrases about new beginnings abound. Not so much so those that are typical of those who live such experiences, and that is the case of the Bulgarian Grigor dimitrov. The European, happy after his victory in the debut in the Australian Open before the croatian Marin cilic by 6-4, 6-2 and 7-6 (5), he pondered his new coach: the Argentine Dante Bottini.
Linked to much of the Japanese career Kei nishikori, former 4 of the world back in March 2015, the Argentine and the Bulgarian began a new employment relationship in Oceania and, according to Dimitrov himself, the relationship has a good chance of being fruitful.
“I was a year, I would say a year and a half without a coach. I have spent a lot of time alone. I had time to think about what I had worked on in recent years, what I have worked on, and so on. The moment I found out that Dante was alone I approached him just to chat about my game, see his posture and so on.“said the former world number 3 at a press conference.
But far from settling, he goes for more: “We definitely have a future. We are going to discuss a little more about our goals and what he needs to do next and then go from there.”
This will also be the third Latin American coach that Dimitrov has. Previously they were the Argentine Franco Davin and the Venezuelan Daniel Valverdú who guided the paths of the 2017 ATP Finals champion.