Grigor Dimitrov managed to beat world number five Kei Nishikori in the final of the Brisbane International to add to his tally of defeating top-ranked players. The Bulgarian has moved up to 15 in the rankings after the tournament in Australia, one ahead of Swiss legend Roger Federer.
However, the inspiration for his great form comes from an unlikely source. Dimitrov has claimed that the reason behind his glorious run has been his regular outings to the arcade right across from his hotel, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. The odd gaming habit has been helping in clearing his mind as well as taking his focus away from the court for a while.
''I had quite a few tough weeks of work, but then you need to have the right people around you to tell you that you maybe do good work. Because I'm very hard on myself. And even in the offseason, after brutal sessions, I was never happy with myself. There was people that, from my team, that had to set me down, like, Man, relax. What are you doing? Yeah, I understand a little bit better what they mean'', Dimitrov said before his victory.
Sources: Tennis World USA, Give Me More Sport