Grigor Dimitrov Miami Open 2019

Grigor Dimitrov retires from first round match at French Open

16th seed Grigor Dimitrov is out of the French Open in the first round after being forced to retire due to injury.

Grigor Dimitrov went from holding multiple match points in the third set to needing to withdraw due to injury in the fourth for an unceremonious 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 0-3 ret. loss to American Marcos Giron.

Dimitrov led on Giron’s serve in the third set, 1-5, 0-40 with three match points, before eventually going on to lose the set 5-7 after taking a medical timeout.

With Giron up a break in the fourth set, the Bulgarian was visibly lethargic and uncomfortable. After Giron held for 3-0 in the third, Dimitrov sat on his bench for a few moments before standing up to speak to the umprie and retire form the match.

Dimitrov has been unfortunate during this year’s clay season, now holding a 3-5 win-loss record on the surface in 2021, and falling in the first round at each of the Madrid Masters, Italian Open and French Open.

(Photo credit Ray Giubilo)