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Dani Vallverdu and Grigor Dimitrov had worked together since 2016.

Dimitrov Announces Split With Vallverdu

Bulgarian reached a career-high No. 3 in 2017

Grigor Dimitrov announced Tuesday that he has parted ways with coach Dani Vallverdu, whom he has worked with since July 2016.

Dimitrov wrote in a statement on Twitter: “After my match yesterday Dani Vallverdu my long time coach and I sat down together. After three great years, we will be going our separate ways. We had some career highlights and amazing moments on court. I want to thank Dani for everything he has done for me and I wish him nothing but the best in his next endeavors.”

Vallverdu helped guide Dimitrov to a career-best season in 2017, highlighted by triumph at the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals, the ATP Masters 1000 title at the Western & Southern Open and a career-high No. 3 ATP Ranking.

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Dimitrov struggled to maintain his momentum in 2018, with his best result a runner-up finish in Rotterdam. The 27-year-old Bulgarian entered Madrid at No. 46 in the ATP Rankings, and is in danger of falling outside the Top 50 for the first time since 2012. He lost to Taylor Fritz in his opening match on Monday to drop to a 9-6 season record.

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