Grigor Dimitrov: This is my most prestigious title
Bulgaria's player Grigor Dimitrov reacts after winning the final tennis match against Belgium's player David Goffin. Pic/PTI
Sofia (Bulgaria): Grigor Dimitrov won his second title of 2017 on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Belgium's David Goffin in the final of his homeground Sofia tournament.
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov reacts during the final tenis match of the ATP Garanti Koza Sofia Open tenis tournament. Pic/PTI
His win took his record for the year to 14-1 with his only defeat coming in the Australian Open semi-finals when he lost in five sets to Rafael Nadal.
Dimitrov, who went through 2015 and 2016 without a title, didn’t drop a set all week in the Bulgarian capital and will move to 12 in the world rankings.
Bulgaria's player Grigor Dimitrov kisses his trophy after winning the final tennis match against Belgium's player David Goffin. Pic/PTI
"This is my most prestigious title. Winning it at home is a tremendous success for me. I will treasure this title for the rest of my life," said Dimitrov who now has six career titles and was champion in Brisbane last month. It’s something amazing for me. The crowd has been absolutely magnificent throughout the week. I’m more than thankful for their support," Dimitrov added.