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After being the victim of a robbery in Barcelona, Grigor Dimitrov provides an update.
Grigor Dimitrov acknowledged that he had been robbed in Barcelona and expressed his thanks for managing to escape unharmed. It was revealed over the weekend that Dimitrov had his $70,000 watch taken from him in Barcelona throughout the day.
Fortunately, Dimitrov escaped the event unharmed, and he will take part in this week’s Barcelona Open as scheduled. “I want to thank everyone for their nice words over the past several days. The most crucial thing is that I am unharmed and that I am prepared to compete in Barcelona this week,” Dimitrov wrote in the description of his Instagram Story.
How did Dimitrov fare in Barcelona?
According to sources, Dimitrov was met by robbers on a motorcycle on Friday as he was leaving a practice session. After stopping next to the Bulgarian driver in the middle of the road, one of the robbers pushed Dimitrov’s wing mirror.
The burglars stole Dimitrov’s Swiss Bianchet from his wrist as he extended his hand to open the mirror. Despite losing one of his expensive watches, Dimitrov was unharmed. Dimitrov will now resume his competition on Barcelona’s clay courts.
Dimitrov will play in the main draw in Barcelona for the sixth time this coming week. Dimitrov is the 11th-seeded player in Barcelona and gets a first-round bye. After receiving a bye in the opening round, Dimitrov will face the victor of the contest between Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Emilio Gomez.
In 2011, Dimitrov made his Barcelona main draw debut. To date, he has played in just one quarterfinal. Dimitrov’s performance at Barcelona in 2018 was his best, as he advanced to the quarterfinals before falling to Pablo Carreno Busta.
Dimitrov lost in the round of 16 in each of his last two visits in Barcelona (in 2019 and 2022). Dimitrov competed in his first clay tournament of the year last week in Monte Carlo. In the second round of the Monte Carlo tournament, Jiri Lehecka defeated Dimitrov. How far Dimitrov can progress this week in Barcelona is still an open question.