Watch: Grigor Dimitrov winds up for a hot-shot forehand in Monte Carlo

Wednesday April 16th, 2014

Grigor Dimitrov looks all grown up this week sporting a sharp all-black Nike kit on court at the Monte Carlo Masters, but don't worry. "Showtime Dimitrov" still lurks under that mildly intimidating "Darth Grigor" facade.

In the first set of his three-set struggle against Albert Ramos, Dimitrov lined up a perfectly shaped curling forehand passing shot up the line for a winner. Ramos should have known better than to give Dimitrov too much time to pull off the shot. The Spaniard doesn't get enough stick on the volley and you can hear Dimitrov take a deep breath, load, and instead of going for the low-risk flat forehand pass, he lets the ball drop low and then whips his racket through the ball to get it up and down for the winner. Beautiful shot.

Dimitrov went on to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and will play David Ferrer on Thursday.

Watch the point below:

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