Grigor Dimitrov Reveals What He’ll Do After Retiring From Tennis

Published 03/22/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021 Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov reacts after his third round match against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake


Former World No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov is the most successful player from Bulgaria. He is the only player from that nation to be ranked in the top 10 rankings. During his career as a junior, he held the number one ranking and won the boys’ Wimbledon Championships in 2008, and also won the US Open title that year. 

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Recently, Grigor Dimitrov revealed his plans after he hangs up his boots. He would like to start a family and is optimistic that if one chapter closes, another one begins. Grigor also intends to give back to society, especially the underprivileged people living in Bulgaria. He even praised his mother for helping him think outside the box. 

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)

Grigor Dimitrov wishes to start a family in the future

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The former Wimbledon semifinalist stated, “So aside from tennis, having family in the future is hopefully on the cards as well as working on other things that I’ve always wanted to do. Then one day, when it’s time to say goodbye to one thing, I’ll be ready for the other one with open arms and excited for the next chapter in my life.”

The Bulgarian ace set up his foundation recently and indicated that it would play a big role in helping the less fortunate people back home. His mother is the director of the foundation. At the moment, he is structuring a plan and would like to cover various issues and not just a single one. 

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

The 29-year-old player added, “She thinks differently from anyone I’ve ever met in my whole life, and I think it’s because of her that I’ve always thought outside the box… We are still structuring those final pieces and it’s taking a little bit of time because I want us to cover a broad spectrum and not just focus on one certain thing.”

Recently, Grigor competed at the Australian Open and lost in the quarterfinal. His next stop will be in Miami, to play at the first Masters 1000 event of the season. With the absence of a number of players, he will want to capitalize on the opportunity to win big. 

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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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