Grigor Dimitrov has dropped out of the Indian Wells masters, Tennis Cafe reported, citing the manager of the tennis player Georgi Stoimenov. The cause is again pain in the shoulder.
The Bulgarian, 28th in the world, has already missed the Rotterdam and Acapulco tournaments because of the trauma, but was expected to return to the court for the Indian Wells race.
Dimitrov was preparing for his eighth consecutive participation in Indian Wells, one of his most uncomfortable tournaments. So far, the Bulgarian has not passed the third round and has not even managed to record two consecutive victories in the race.
His debut was in 2012 when he won against Ivan Dodig in the first round and in the second lost to David Ferrer. In his next three appearances, Dimitrov retired after his second match, recording losses against Novak Djokovic, Ernests Gulbis and Tommy Robredo respectively.