The first rival of Grigor Dimitrov on the US Open became clear. The best Bulgarian tennis player, placed under No. 7, will start his participation in the last Grand Slam tournament against Chech Vaclav Shafrank, 206th in the ATP world rankings.
The latter won the right to play in the main circuit in New York after three-thirds in the qualifying. In the final round last night, he made a reversal against the fourth in the Sierra Stahovski squad, eliminating it with 3: 6, 7: 5, 6: 1.
Grigor and Shafrank have not yet faced each other. The Czech Republic is 23 years old, it is 185 cm high, weighs 80 kg, plays with right hand and backhand performs with both hands. He participates in the ITF tournaments and the ATH Chandler circuit. His top ranking in the world rankings of Shafrank reached May 8, 2017 - 197th place. For him it will be a debut in the main scheme of the US Open.
In contrast, Grigor Dimitrov will play for the seventh time at the US Open in men. His best performance so far has been reaching the fourth round in 2014 and 2016. The Bulgarian is a junior champion in the 2008 tournament.
If he succeeds in dealing with Vaclav Shafrank, the next obstacle to Grigor will be the victorious from the match between Alyez Beden and Andrey Rublev. It is expected that Dimitrov's first match at the US Open will be on Tuesday when the top half matches. As we know, the lot sent our first missile to the quarterback of the driver in the mainframe Rafael Nadal, which means they can only meet in the quarterfinals if they can overcome their previous rivals.