“Whatever I Feel Like Wearing”: Grigor Dimitrov Reveals His Fashion Tactics Ahead of the US Open 2021

Published 08/30/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
Aug 10, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria returns a ball to Reilly Opelka of the United States (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports


Grigor Dimitrov is one of the most fashionable tennis players in the circuit at the moment. Ahead of the US Open, he revealed his fashion inspirations and idols. The World No.18 is a free-flowing man and tries to wear something new every time.

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Dimitrov will be playing against Sam Riffice in his first-round match at the US Open today. In fact, he might as well drop a cameo at the New York Fashion Week, taking place from September 8-12.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov during his quarter final match against Russia’s Aslan Karatsev REUTERS/Kelly Defina

Grigor Dimitrov reveals his fashion inspirations

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In a world full of sports apparel and gears, Dimitrov makes way for different types of clothes as well. He loves loose fits and does not bother to match his clothes and personality. In an interview with the ATP, Dimitrov revealed his favorite fashion designers.

One of my favourite designers throughout the years has been Rick Owens. [He makes] very simple, very Bohemian-style, very-loose outfits. I’ve always drawn inspiration from him in a sense because in Europe, we have different weather,” said Dimitrov.

Through the years, I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration and ideas from him to layer things up. I don’t necessarily do it just like him, but I like that sort of vibe,” 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 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Dimitrov has changed his likings recently

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Grigor Dimitrov has started liking a new fashion designer in recent days. After many years, he has changed his style to basic and casual. As a reason, he has revealed that he does not have to go out a lot which allows him to dress however he wants to.

But lately, honestly, it’s been whatever I feel like wearing. We can’t go to the restaurants that much or anything, so it’s been very basic, very simple,” said Dimitrov.

We have an amazing guy Jerry Lorenzo who has a brand Fear of God, and I think they’re getting into it amazingly well. They have a lot of Earth colors and things that you can match with bright colors.”

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Dimitrov will be looking to finish his US Open tour on a high note. He did not enjoy the preparatory tournaments in the past few weeks, but his eyes will be on the main prize.

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Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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