(WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. AUG. 17, 2022) – Former world no. 3 Grigor Dimitrov has accepted a wild card into the singles main draw. Dmitrov currently sits at no. 18 in the Pepperstone ATP Tour rankings.
The 31-year-old has not visited the Piedmont Triad since the tournament’s first year in 2011, making a run into the fourth round.
“It’s great for Winston-Salem Open fans that we get the chance to welcome Grigor back. The tournament has grown so much since he was last here, and of course, so has Grigor. He was just outside the top 50 in 2011, and now he’s sitting inside the top 20. He’s enjoying quite a career, and we will enjoy being part of it in 2022,” says Tournament Director Jeff Ryan.
Dimitrov is the only Bulgarian champion in ATP Tour history with eight titles and more than 350 match wins to his name. He has advanced to the semifinals of three of the four major tournaments – the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
Two more singles wild cards and two doubles wild card will be awarded.