Grigor Dimitrov Hints of Taking up a Role of a Coach After Retiring From Tennis

Published 12/20/2020, 6:09 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)


Bulgaria’s best tennis player, Grigor Dimitrov had been one of the most exciting prospects in the men’s game. When he first emerged on tour, the entire tennis fraternity expected him to wonders in the game. However, Dimitrov has not been able to transform his game to the next level. 

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The Bulgarian has achieved a career-high ranking of 3 in the world. Grigor has made it to the semi-finals of the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open on three different occasions.

All along with his career, he has been unable to maintain consistency. He has enjoyed good spells every now and then, but he’s failed to continue those spells. 

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Grigor Dimitrov: I’d Like to Go on a One Year Holiday

Dimitrov has a liking for traveling. Even on his social media profiles, he posts some beautiful scenic pictures. Recently, Grigor was interviewed and was asked about his plans once he retires from the game.

To that he said, I have a lot of ideas, but I think this year has shifted so many other things that I’m just gonna keep my options open. Maybe one year of the holiday?

I have so many different interests and in so many different parts of the world before Corona. I loved going to fashion shows. Architecture, I’m a big fan.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 03: Roger Federer of Switzerland meets Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria after losing during his Men’s Singles quarterfinal match on day nine of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 03, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

He did admit that he’d like to be involved with the game even after he hangs his boots. Grigor would like to groom youngsters and help them develop into future world-class stars.

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He went on to add, “A big thing is that I really wanna help upcoming kid players, the young generation, early on between 10 and 20 years old, because I think this is one of the most important things for an upcoming player.”

This season, Dimitrov had his best performance at the French Open by making it to the fourth round. It’ll be worth watching the Bulgarian in Melbourne next year. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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