Grigor Dimitrov is the most successful Bulgarian male tennis player and the first Bulgarian to ever reach the top 10 ATP singles ranking. Dimitrov is the first Bulgarian tennis player to earn the world No. 3 ATP singles ranking, which he achieved in November 2017 after winning the 2017 ATP Finals.
He has several credits to his name and has won 8 ATP singles titles to date. He has won over $15 million as prize money to date during his career, making him the first Bulgarian tennis player to achieve this feat.
Grigor Dimitrov Biography
Grigor Dimitrov was born on the 16th of May 1991, in Haskovo, Bulgaria. He is currently 30 years old.
|Birth Name||Grigor Dimitrov|
|Nickname||Grisho, Baby Fed, G-Force, PT (Prime Time)|
|Date of Birth||May 16, 1991|
|Place of Birth||Haskovo, Bulgaria|
|Age||30 years old|
|Profession||Professional Tennis Player|
|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
- Father – Dimitar Dimitrov (Tennis Coach)
- Mother – Maria Dimitrov
- Siblings – None
Dimitrov got enrolled at the Sanchez-Casal academy in 2007, where he was trained under the leadership of Emilio Sánchez and Pato Álvarez. After a year, he moved to Paris, where he joined Patrick Mouratoglou’s Tennis Academy and spent the next four seasons there.
Grigor Dimitrov Love Life
Grigor Dimitrov has been dating singer and TV personality, Nicole Scherzinger from 2015. She is 13 years senior to him.
Previously, Dimitrov was in a relationship with Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, and Simona Stefanova.
|Height||Feet – 6 feet 3 inches|
Centimeters – 190.5 cm
Meters – 1.9 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 81 kg|
Pounds – 178 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Towering Height|
Grigor Dimitrov got his first tennis racket as a gift from his mother when he was three years old. After two years, he started playing tennis daily. At the age of 14, he tasted his first major win, the U14 European title. He then subsequently won the junior US Open and junior Wimbledon and became the junior world No. 1 overtaking Tsung-hua Yang on September 8, 2007.
Dimitrov made his ATP debut in 2008 at the Ordina Open against Igor Andreev but he lost to him in straight sets. He won his first ATP title at the If Stockholm Open Dimitrov defeating top seed David Ferrer in the final, becoming the first ever male Bulgarian player in the Open era to win such a title. He has won 8 ATP titles so far.
Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career Highest Ranking
- Singles – No. 3 (20 November 2017)
- Doubles – No. 66 (26 August 2013)
Dimitrov has appeared in a lot of TV commercials endorsing various products from Wilson Sporting Goods.
Grigor Dimitrov Favorite Things
- Movie – The Notebook (2004)
- Tournament – Wimbledon
- Actor – Johnny Depp
- Colors – Red and Black
- Goto Meal – In-N-Out burgers
- New York City Spot – Central Park
- Musician – Lil Wayne
- Idols – Roger Federer and Pete Sampras
- Off-Court Style – Bohemian and grungy style
- Tennis Style Icons – Andre Agassi
Grigor Dimitrov Net Worth
As of 2023, Grigor Dimitrov has an estimated net worth of $12 million. He owns a Mercedes-Benz SLS.
Social Media Profiles
- Facebook – grigordimitrovtennis
- Instagram – grigordimitrov
- Twitter – grigordimitrov
Grigor Dimitrov Facts
Dimitrov was awarded the Bulgarian Sportsperson of the Year in 2014 and 2017.
He was named the Eddie Herr International Rising Star in 2007.
He is a good friend of Novak Djokovic.
Grigor speaks English as well as his native Bulgarian.
He represented his country at the London Olympics in 2012, where he was beaten in the first round by France’s 12th seed Gilles Simon 6–3 6–3.
His main interests are sports, cars, computers and watches
Dimitrov is the first Bulgarian professional tennis player to have earned US $1 million and as well as the US $15 million prize money.