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After the announcement of Roger Federer, TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open is happy to welcome another star player: Grigor Dimitrov. Reaching a career-high of 8th spot in the singles rankings, Dimitrov has broken a lot of new ground for Bulgarian tennis. Dimitrov is the first-ever Bulgarian male tennis player to break into top 10 and to clinch a tour-level title alongside his trailblazing achievements in the Grand Slam era.

Having four singles victory, 23-year-old Bulgarian talent has shown his brightest success in the slam tournaments last year in Wimbledon, where he has advanced to the semi-final. A former junior world no.1, Dimitrov also has two slam trophies in juniors. Considered as a future number one despite his young age, Dimitrov is already seen as a star with his playing-style and off-court charisma.