Grigor Dimitrov says he is the person who pushes himself the most, and that his goal this season is to reach the Top 20. Currently ranked No. 34, three spots shy of his career high, the 21-year-old Bulgarian is producing his best season on tour.
“I think the toughest expectations are definitely from me,” Dimitrov told reporters in Monte Carlo, where he will face Florian Mayer in the third round. “I don't have that pressure from the people around me or what everybody is saying, all this, all that. I think the most important thing is to have a good composure throughout all the weeks.
"You're going to play a lot of tournaments during the year, a lot of traveling. If you have a good set of mind, you're committed to the work, you want to do that work, and you definitely got to do it. Doesn't matter if you have four, five, six losses in a row, that doesn't have to discourage you to stop all of a sudden. I'm just going to have to keep working on what I have to and keep chasing my goals.”