Rising star Grigor Dimitrov heads a robust field for this week's Sarajevo challenger.
With the tennis elite averting to California for the primary Masters Series event of the year in Indian Wells, the indoor specialists ought to drop all the way down to the challenger circuit for consequent month before the tour moves completely outdoors. As a result this week's Sarajevo field is sort of robust.
Dimitrov is that the star name within the field. The Bulgarian teenager is at a career high ranking of seventy eight and cruised to the Cherbourg title last week.
Billed by some as 'the next Federer', the Bulgarian has his fiery facet and things boiled over at the Helsinki challenger back in November when angered by some contentious choices, he assaulted the umpire once the match. Dimitrov has since apologised and paid a hefty fine and this year he is been letting his tennis do the talking to this point. He had a formidable Aussie Open, qualifying and beating Andrey Golubev en route in spherical 2 and he ought to finish the year within the prime fifty.
However, be careful for Dmitry Tursunov. The Russian is maybe the favorite for this title once a formidable week in Marseille last month that saw him beat some huge names en route to the last four and he appearance heading in the right direction to induce back to where his talent belongs.