(October 20, 2013) For Grigor Dimitrov it was a career day in Stockholm. The Bulgarian won his first ever ATP World Tour tournament when he stunned top seed and world No. 3 David Ferrer 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 for the title. Dimitrov reversed a four-match losing streak before the tournament with his title win.
“It’s one of my biggest wins,” Dimitov said. “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.
“Even if I would have lost the match, the most imporant thing was to test myself to the limits and try to control what I can. This was icing on the cake.
“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.”
The win, under his new coach Roger Rasheed, will push him up to a career-high No. 22 when the rankings come out on Monday.