The best Bulgarian tennis player - Grigor Dimitrov, officially ends the calendar year at number 14 in the ATP world rankings. This became clear in the updated ATP rankings, a day after the end of the ATP Finals in Turin, where Novak Djokovic triumphed with the title for a record seventh time.
Dimitrov had a great season, especially in the second half of the campaign. The Bulgarian reached his first semi-final in 2023 at the Rotterdam tournament, where he lost to Daniil Medvedev. In May, our tennis player broke a negative streak of lost semi-finals, reaching the title match in Geneva, where he was stopped by Nicolas Jarry and could not grab a first trophy since 2017.
Two more quarter-finals and three semi-finals followed for Dimitrov before the 32-year-old from Haskovo produced an excellent tournament at the Paris Masters, where he beat Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Hubert Hurkacz en route to the final at "Bercy hall", where he lost to Djokovic.
Nole today celebrated a record 400 total weeks at the top of men's tennis. He finishes the season ahead of Carlos Alcaraz, Medvedev, Jannik Sinner, Andrey Rublev, Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Holger Rune, Hurkacz and Taylor Fritz, who make up the top ten.
On the ladies side, our best women's player Viktoriya Tomova managed to end the campaign in the top 100, finishing in 98th place. Poland's Iga Swiatek managed to finish at the top of the WTA rankings after edging out Aryna Sabalenka with her triumph in Cancun, Mexico. /BGNES