Local star Grigor Dimitrov to miss Sofia Open; Stan Wawrinka in

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 | 0

The upcoming Sofia Open will be without it’s biggest local hope Grigor Dimitrov as the Bulgarian has pulled out of this year’s event, which is scheduled to begin on Monday.

Dimitrov, who is currently ranked fourth in the world, failed to recover from a shoulder injury that he suffered after losing to Britain’s Kyle Edmund in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open earlier this month.

“I and my team had to take one of the most difficult decisions – to skip this year’s edition of the tournament in Sofia,” Dimitrov was quoted as saying by Eurosport.

He added: “Earlier today I had my last medical consultation. Unfortunately, I will not be at 100 percent ready for next week. If I play it would lead to additional risks and complications.”

However, there is a piece of good news for the Bulgarian tennis fans as they will get to witness three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in action.

The Swiss, who had been out of action since Wimbledon last year due to a knee injury, recently made his comeback at the Australian Open, losing prematurely though.

“On back of disappointing news of Dimitrov injury, great that triple grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka will play Sofia Open,” tournament director Paul McNamee tweeted.

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