Grigor Dimitrov Parties With American Model Emily Ratajkowski to Promote a Tennis-Inspired Collection

Published 09/09/2022, 10:19 PM EDT

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Grigor Dimitrov was supposed to be the next big thing in tennis after the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Dubbed ‘Baby Federer’, the Bulgarian tennis star boasted immense potential to rule the tennis world. However, after showing promising signs, things haven’t gone the way Dimitrov would have liked. Recently, he enjoyed a gala time before the US Open.

Injuries, along with an inconsistent run of form, have played a part in Dimitrov’s downfall. Once ranked as high as Number 3 in the world, Dimitrov is on the brink of slipping out of the top 20 of the ATP rankings.


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Grigor Dimitrov promotes green tennis outfits

Before the commencement of the US Open, the 31-year-old was spotted partying with the famous American model, Emily Ratajkowski. They were present to promote a tennis-inspired collection made of the Evian bottles consumed at the 2021 US Open. Fashion company, Rothy had organized the party in collaboration with the water brand Evian.

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On the ATP tour, Dimitrov has had a disappointing 2022 season by his standards. Earlier this season, he reached the semifinals of the Melbourne Summer Set and the Monte Carlos Masters. These happen to be his best performances across the tournaments this year. Additionally, his best result at Grand Slam tournaments this year was a third-round appearance at the French Open.


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Dimitrov to slip in the ATP rankings

In the ongoing US Open, Dimitrov reached the second round before losing against Brandon Nakashima of the United States. In a match lasting just under two and a half hours, the American star caused an upset by defeating Dimitrov in straight sets.


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As a result, Dimitrov will move out of the top 20 of the ATP rankings when it is updated next week after the US Open. He will drop four places from his current rank of 19th to become the 23rd-ranked player in the world. Can Dimitrov overcome his US Open setback to shine in the upcoming tournaments? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Vatsal Shah


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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.
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Tony Thomas