Grigor Dimitrov ‘ready to fight’ after putting in the hard yards

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The 2018 season didn’t go according to plan, but Grigor Dimitrov is ready to turn things around in 2019 after teaming up with Andre Agassi.

After finishing the 2017 campaign as world No 3 on the back of winning the ATP Finals, Dimitrov was expected to challenge for Grand Slams this campaign.

However, it turned into a disappointing year as the Bulgarian reached only one final and slumped to No 19 in the world following early exits in three of the four majors.

He is determined to bounce back though and added former world No 1 and eight-time Grand Slam winner Agassi to his coaching set-up.

The two have been spending plenty of time on the training courts in Los Angeles in recent weeks and Dimitrov hopes it will show when he competes at the Brisbane International.

“We are just ready. That is one of the main messages from Andre – we are ready to fight,” he told The Courier Mail.

“We have done the work. It’s the best you can do and I have tried to give 100 per cent. Hopefully I can get some matches back to back in Brisbane.”

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