Tennis - ATP World Tour Finals - The O2 Arena, London, Britain - November 19, 2017 Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Belgium's David Goffin Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien

Is it right to say that the recently crowned Nitto ATP World Tour Finals winner Grigor Dimitrov has finally awoken from his slumber? Or did he just capture the title of his career at the best opportune moment with the biggest competitors gone.
The exit of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer from the race to the trophy definitely must have boosted Dimitrov’s morale to step up and clinch the title of his lifetime. He beat David Goffin in three sets 7-5 4-6 6-3.

The Bulgarian player always had a spark of a good player. Though, he might have taken a bit longer to showcase it. Nevertheless, the player has always been in news for one reason or the other. You might be wondering why. There are also many aspects about the player which many tennis buffs may not know.

Here at ES, we bring you the 10 things you didn’t know about Grigor Dimitrov.

10 things you didn’t know about Grigor Dimitrov

1. Early Life

Grigor Dimitrov was born in Haskovo, Bulgaria in 1991. His father Dimitar, is a tennis coach, and mother Maria, a sports teacher and former volleyball player. His first ever encounter with a tennis racket was at the age of three. He began to play daily when he was five years old.

His father coached him in the initial years. The player later went on to have multiple coaches in order to flourish as a professional player. At the age of 16, Dimitrov turned professional and he joined the academy called Sanchez-Casal. He was further trained under Emilio Sánchez and Pato Álvarez. In 2008, Dimitrov moved to Paris where he joined Patrick Mouratoglou’s Tennis Academy for four years.

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