The draw for the season-ending 2017 London ATP World Tour Finals suffered a nightmare of almost Carabao Cup-esque proportions on Wednesday morning (8 November), with top seeds Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer forced to wait to discover their fate.
"You're on the World Tour Finals, you cannot expect an easy group".
Roger Federer insists he's hoping to play at the French Open in 2018, although he has taken no decision over his schedule just yet.
Dimitrov has had a decent run leading to the tournament, reaching the final in Stockholm, and the semis in Beijing. But the 26-year-old's inconsistency leaves a question mark over his chances in his debut showing in London.
What's unthinkable is that a player who has been one of the best in the history doesn't evolve.
They have won everything that there is to win - 16 Grand Slams, 30 Masters Series titles and two Olympic gold medals in the singles and doubles events - making it a career Golden Slam.
"It would be great to finish the year playing against him again", said Nadal.
And he said that he was ready to play today, although he also admitted that his injury could change as the weekend progresses and his opening match approaches.
"You play have and one day off: in our group we have that three times if you were to make the semi-finals". 'If I'm losing second round every week, yes it makes me happy that I'm healthy and I can play, but it's not going to make me particularly happy as a tennis player. I visited my doctors after the Paris Masters - it was a tough day for me having to pull out of Paris.
"For the moment, I don't like to see any change on the tour". I have to let everything into consideration and then I'll let you guys know, I guess'.
Federer and Nadal are on opposite sides of the draw for the ATP Finals, meaning a mouth-watering final is in the offing.
"You need to find a way to have the best show possible".