WATCH: 'Even Though I'm Not The Winner Today, I Feel Like One': Dimitrov Emotional After Miami Loss

WATCH: 'Even Though I'm Not The Winner Today, I Feel Like One': Dimitrov Emotional After Miami Loss

by Erik Virostko

Grigor Dimitrov is enjoying some of the best weeks of his career, again, and he's proud of what he achieved at the 2024 Miami Open.

After his breakthrough in 2017, the Bulgarian player struggled for few years to really get back into the Top 10 on the ATP Tour, but he will return there after his run at the Miami Open, and after previous great runs in 2023 and 2024.

This comes as a result of hard work, which helped him to enjoy success again, and even though he was close to winning a trophy in Miami, he was eventually stopped by Jannik Sinner, who was just better then everyone else.

Still, Dimitrov wasn't disappointed. He knew he had a reason to be proud, and during his speech after the match, he was quite emotional about his incredible run.

"Even though I’m not the winner today, I feel like one. You guys have really embraced me a lot this year. It’s been extremely, extremely special to play in front of you."

"All these night matches, it’s been a long couple of weeks but I’m just very grateful, very thankful. And of course, when I look at my box, as I said, I feel like a winner. So, thank you all, love you a lot. Thank you for supporting me and hopefully I can go a step further."

The Bulgarian knew that he had reasons to be proud after the sensational run into the final of the second ATP Masters 1000 tournament of the season, and he continued to show proudness about his run also during the post-match press conference.

"I felt like a rock star these days, to be honest (smiling). It was amazing. I felt so embraced, and the support has been outstanding, honestly outstanding. I have never played a night match here let alone play on a center court. But after those last two, three matches, I really felt the crowd. I felt the love. Honestly, it's amazing. But also, I think it's very fair. I think the crowd overall supports both ends."


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