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Who is Grigor Dimitrov - Bulgarian - Tennis Player - Biography

Updated on March 9, 2017

Grigor Dimitrov - Biography & Background

Grigor Dimitrov was born on May 16th, 1991 in Haskovo Bulgaria. Being born during some of the toughest economic years in Bulgaria, all odds were against the youngster. Thankfully his parents took great care of Grigor, and he started playing tennis regularly when he was only five years old.
He trained in one of the best tennis training facilities in Bulgaria at the time: Tennis Club Haskovo, which has been known to produce great talent for Bulgarian tennis. As Grigor started growing up, he started to demonstrate unbelievable talent which became noticed during one of the many tournaments he was playing in. The news about his talent spread very quickly throughout the tennis world, and Grigor left Bulgaria to train in Paris at the prestigious Patrick Mouratoglou's Tennis Academy.
His incredible talent gave him the nick name "Baby Federer" as coaches around the tennis world started comparing him to the Swiss great from early age. Grigor changed several coaches in his career, and managed to get several important titles. He was the worlds number 1 junior ranked player as he managed to win Wimbledon and US Open for juniors. He is currently on track to be a top 10 player by the end of 2014.

Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria Tennis
Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria Tennis | Source

Grigor Dimitrov Facts

  • Grigor Dimitrov is 6 ft 3 in. tall

  • Grigor Dimitrov has won over $2 million in prize money

  • Grigor Dimitrov is right-handed

  • Grigor Dimitrov loves fast cars & expensive watches

  • Grigor Dimitrov is the most successful Bulgarian tennis player of all time

Grigor Dimitrov - Professional Career

Grigor Dimitrov turned pro in 2008, as success did not come right away. Even though he just had won the Wimbledon and the US Open for juniors, he still had lots to learn in the senior tennis world, and that reflected his record for the first couple of years.
After changing several coaches and training academies Grigor has finally started to unravel his huge potential. In October 2013 he won his first ATP Tour title in Stockholm Sweden. This title put Grigor into the top 25 tennis players in the world, as he became the first Bulgarian to win an ATP title, as well as the first player from Bulgaria to be in the top 25 in the world.
In 2014, everyone expects great things from the Bulgarian youngster, as he seems to be taking tennis much more seriously and his court demeanor has improved significantly in the past six months.

Grigor Dimitrov Crazy Shot

Grigor Dimitrov - Girlfriend - Maria Sharapova

Not only that Grigor Dimitrov is considered one of the best tennis players in the world, he is also dating one of the best women tennis players of all time Maria Sharapova. By many she is considered to be the most beautiful tennis player, and combined with her beauty she was the most eligible single before Grigor stole her heart.
Their relationship was circulating the Bulgarian and Russian tabloids for months, before a photographer caught them kissing in Madrid, Spain right after Grigor defeated the worlds number one Novak Jokovic. Their romance has continued for over two years now and they seem to be extremely happy together. Many however advice that the love birds should concentrate not only on love but on tennis as their performances on the court went slightly downhill right after they started dating.
Many tennis insiders speculate that Grigor and Masha will be getting engaged and married in 2014, however that is hard to believe as their schedules are busier than ever.

Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov are Dating!
Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov are Dating! | Source

Grigor Dimitrov - Interesting Information

Grigor Dimitrov is a heavy social media user. Here is how fans can connect with the future star of tennis:

Grigor Dimitrov's Twitter is: @GrigorDimitrov

Grigor Dimitrov's Facebook Page is:

Grigor and Maria Together
Grigor and Maria Together | Source

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      Blogger at Best 4 years ago from Detroit MI

      Thanks for the support, and I am from Bulgaria, so I have been following Grigor up close and I think that he has a lot of potential to be on the top one day, just like the commentators on ESPN mentioned. :)

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      CJ Kelly 4 years ago from Auburn, WA

      Did not know anything about Dmitrov until I read your article. I saw the match the other night. I thought he played tough. Good for him. We need more rivals in tennis. Good article. Voted up.

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      Blogger at Best 4 years ago from Detroit MI

      Update: Grigor will play Nadal in the Australian Open 1/4 finals!