Bulgaria Young Tennis Star Sets up Meeting with World Number 1 Nadal

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Bulgaria Bulgaria Young Tennis Star Sets up Meeting with World Number 1 Nadal: Bulgaria Young Tennis Star Sets up Meeting with World Number 1 Nadal Grigor Dimitrov is set for match up with world number 1, Rafael Nadal. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency)

After receiving a lucky wildcard for the first top ranking hard court tennis tournament of the year, Bulgaria's young talent Grigor Dimitrov has already put down his mark, beating the 23rd ranked player in the world Tomas Berdych.

The 17-year-old Dimitrov will probably now get the chance of his career so far, a match up with superstar world number 1, Rafael Nadal, who is fresh off his victory in the first Grand Slam of the year in Australia.

In the first Masters tournament of the year in Rotterdam, Holland, Dimitrov defeated Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round, moving ahead to likely take on Nadal in the 1/8 finals. Now Nadal has to secure what is a simple victory on paper, in his match against Simone Bolelli of Italy in the first round.

Grigor Dimitrov is currently ranked 478th in the world and will definitely enter the top 400 next week after this performance.
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xNELLIEx - 11 Feb 2009 // 17:47:51


"Your mind, as usual, is in the gutter!"

Bill, I am old-school, like you. I am not a militant feminist. I think more along the lines of what's the point of having sexuality if you don't use it? I am a woman, you are a man, women know how to get things from men. I am not a bit embarrassed or mortified to use my God-given sexuality to get what I want. lol

xNELLIEx - 11 Feb 2009 // 13:42:27


"Bulgaria Young Tennis Star Sets up Meeting with World Number 1 Nadal"

Bill you are missing my subtle sense of humor. I am making fun of the headline. Does it not sound from this headline like the Bulgarian set up a date with Nadal? It should have been worded a bit differently if the match with Nadal was the luck of the draw. lol

xNELLIEx - 11 Feb 2009 // 13:19:57


I was worried about you! Yesterday you said you are having a bad morning and then you disappeared! Are you OK?

Bill - 11 Feb 2009 // 09:47:50


"Why does he want a date with Nadal? Is Nadal gay or something?"

Your mind, as usual, is in the gutter! It's the luck of the draw. If you look at the draw (you don't have videotext in the US) you'll see that he's in the pairing just below Nadal. Since he won his match, his next opponent will be the winner of Nadal's next match, which surely will be Nadal.

He didn't "set up" anything; it's just the luck of the draw.

Lotus - 11 Feb 2009 // 02:05:03

You are right, I am due for a vacation like that.

BTW, I will check out the movie you saw. I have a Czech friend, sounds like about your age. He left at age 12 when the tanks were rolling in Prague, a very intellectual guy. If you make it to L.A., we'll hang out.

xNELLIEx - 11 Feb 2009 // 01:55:56

Somewhere romantic, like Venice.

xNELLIEx - 11 Feb 2009 // 01:54:42


If you want the complete experience, go to Italy - Venice or somewhere.

Lotus - 11 Feb 2009 // 01:25:53

HHa-ha-ha! ...I will add, Portuguese. Big time. They are magicians.


You now have me salivating. Do they really spoil on the plane or after landing. I feel like picking up someone at LAX and finding out.

This is too funny.

xNELLIEx - 11 Feb 2009 // 01:13:34


Yeah, European men are fantastic. Italians, Bulgarians, German, French, Brits, Irish, Spanish......let me see.........I don't want to leave anyone out. lol

But not the ones in the US. They get spoiled on the plane ride to the US. lol

Lotus - 11 Feb 2009 // 01:06:22

Wow, Nellie, you have me all fired up to look for a Bulgarian man now. Haven't had one...
I do agree, the European men DO understand.
As far as the ones who play the "distant" game, it is because they don't have much to offer, and they usually loose. It's a turn off for me.

xNELLIEx - 10 Feb 2009 // 17:10:02

Why does he want a date with Nadal? Is Nadal gay or something?

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Bulgarian men. Bulgarians wrote the book on seduction. They make you feel like a woman. No, like a goddess.

Although, when they get transported to the US something bad happens. Perhaps they spoil on the flight over........Hmmmm........

But while they are in Bulgaria, they are amazing. I don't know what it is, exactly, but it has something to do with the way they look at you. American men think they can seduce women by being cool and distant, and they couldn't be more wrong. If American men knew what Bulgarian men seem to know from birth, we would all be having sex all the time. lol

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