Grigor Dimitrov aiming to build on Finals success


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Grigor Dimitrov is targeting further success in the future after he rounded off his season by beating David Goffin in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday.

The Bulgarian became the first debutante to win the end-of-season event since Alex Corretja achieved the feat in 1998, while his 7-5 4-6 6-3 success also saw him move up to career-high number three in the world rankings.

The victory in London was arguably the biggest of Dimitrov’s career to date, while it was also his fourth victory on the ATP Tour this season, following on from his successes in Brisbane, Sofia and Cincinnati.

The 26-year-old was understandably delighted with his latest victory, but he is already aiming for further success in the future, particularly in Grand Slam events, as he has only twice made it as far as the semi-finals at one of the big four tournaments.

“I think it is a great platform for me to start the off-season,” Dimitrov told Sky Sports.

“That is the No 1 goal for me. “Obviously I am going to take a little time off and I still believe there is a lot to be done, a lot to work on and I believe I can get better.”

Dimitrov’s first opportunity to break his major duck will come at the 2018 Australian Open, an event he reached the semi-finals of this year.

The eight-time winner on the ATP Tour will certainly be hoping to claim major glory sooner rather than later and he is priced at 21.00 to emerge victorious at Melbourne Park in the new year.

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