“Was Not an Easy View”- Grigor Dimitrov Opens up About his Charitable Work

Published 12/28/2020, 6:24 AM EST
Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria celebrates victory in his Singles match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain during day six of the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


Tennis players often engage in a lot of charitable activities. However, when it comes to identifying such things, only the big players get attention. Fans are quite aware of Rafael Nadal‘s Foundation which does a lot of charitable work but little do they know about Grigor Dimitrov and his noble work.

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Recently, in an interview, Dimitrov opened up about his interest in charities. He said that he was quite interested in doing such good deeds. He even revealed how and when did it begin.

“I’ve always been passionate about it. Last year when I got injured for the first time, I went home to Bulgaria. I was with my mom and there were a couple places I wanted to visit just to see how the kids were living. Especially in the orphanages in some of the areas there to see how they are,” said Dimitrov.

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Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria reacts during his Men’s Singles semi-final match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia on day twelve of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 06, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Bulgarian player said that he thought about those poor and helpless kids. He believed that it would be tough for them, and from there, he became more considerate.

“That was not an easy view, it was tough, it was hard to see kids that have no chance in life, basically,” added the former World No.3

“I’m very happy”- Grigor Dimitrov on starting his own charitable foundation

Dimitrov started his own ‘Grigor Dimitrov Foundation’ recently and talked about its work in the interview as well.

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during day 9 of the 2020 French Open on Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros stadium on October 5, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

“I just started my own charitable foundation, the Grigor Dimitrov Foundation so I’m very happy. It’s in Bulgaria. In the past, we’ve helped number of foundations there,” continued the 29-year-old player.

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Dimitrov has surely done some incredible work for charity. He further said that he would like to continue it once the coronavirus pandemic would be over.

“Hopefully we can do some more in the future when things get better,” concluded a cheerful Dimitrov.

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The Bulgarian last played at the Vienna Open 2020. He didn’t have a great 2020 season, but will surely hope to have an amazing season in 2021. He will begin next season’s campaign at the Australian Open 2021.

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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