Grigor Dimitrov: I don’t want to be at peace right now

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He is happy with the way his game is progressing, but just don’t suggest to Grigor Dimitrov that he is “at peace”.

Although he is still waiting for his first Grand Slam title, the Bulgarian got his big breakthrough last year when he won the ATP World Tour Finals and rose to a career-high third in the rankings.

The 26-year-old feel she is now finally ready to “push himself to the maximum”.

“Finally my body is starting to understand. I’ve been more consistent,” he said. “I wouldn’t say I’m at peace, I don’t want to be at peace right now. I’m only 26. It’s a war.

“All jokes aside I’m in a place I can push myself on and off the court. When I get to the court I want to push myself to the maximum. When I get to the fitness I want to push myself to the maximum.”

Dimitrov was many people’s outside favourite to win the Australia Open, but his challenge fell flat in the quarter-finals as he lost against the unseeded Kyle Edmund.

Despite that result, the 26-year-old is still happy with the way his game is progressing.

He added: “I just wanted to kind of continue this momentum going. And I started my off-season kind of early this year. My goal was to do very well in Australia. I still had a good result but it wasn’t what I was hoping for. I think I just need to keep going with the same attitude. Everything seemed to be in a good way.”

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