101 Facts About Grigor Dimitrov

1. In 2007, Grigor Dimitrov joined the academy "Sanchez-Casal", where he was further trained under the leadership of Emilio Sanchez and Pato Alvarez.

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2. Grigor Dimitrov began the defence of his ATP maiden title in Stockholm, winning his second—and third-round matches with Teymuraz Gabashvili and Jack Sock.

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3. In 2007, Grigor Dimitrov joined the academy "Sanchez-Casal", where he was further trained under the leadership of Emilio Sanchez and Pato Alvarez.

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4. Grigor Dimitrov had a lot of ups and down in his career.

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5. Grigor Dimitrov began the defence of his ATP maiden title in Stockholm, winning his second—and third-round matches with Teymuraz Gabashvili and Jack Sock.

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6. In 2007, Grigor Dimitrov joined the academy "Sanchez-Casal", where he was further trained under the leadership of Emilio Sanchez and Pato Alvarez.

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7. Grigor Dimitrov began the defence of his ATP maiden title in Stockholm, winning his second—and third-round matches with Teymuraz Gabashvili and Jack Sock.

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8. In 2007, Grigor Dimitrov joined the academy "Sanchez-Casal", where he was further trained under the leadership of Emilio Sanchez and Pato Alvarez.

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9. Grigor Dimitrov began the defence of his ATP maiden title in Stockholm, winning his second—and third-round matches with Teymuraz Gabashvili and Jack Sock.

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10. Grigor Dimitrov began the defence of his ATP maiden title in Stockholm, winning his second—and third-round matches with Teymuraz Gabashvili and Jack Sock.

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11. Grigor Dimitrov converts all three break points to advance on Monday at the Brisbane International.

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12. Grigor Dimitrov will try to win his second Brisbane International title this week.

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13. Grigor Dimitrov will begin his 2019 Australian Open campaign against Janko Tipsarevic.

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14. Grigor Dimitrov speaks to his coach Andre Agassi, a former No 1 and Australian Open champion, in Melbourne.

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15. Grigor Dimitrov beats Thomas Fabbiano in straight sets at the Australian Open on Friday.

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16. Grigor Dimitrov was the youngest player to finish in the ATP Top 125 at a year-end best ATP 106.

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17. In 2007, Grigor Dimitrov joined the academy "Sanchez-Casal", where he was further trained under the leadership of Emilio Sanchez and Pato Alvarez.

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18. Grigor Dimitrov began the defence of his ATP maiden title in Stockholm, winning his second—and third-round matches with Teymuraz Gabashvili and Jack Sock.

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19. In 2007, Grigor Dimitrov joined the academy "Sanchez-Casal", where he was further trained under the leadership of Emilio Sanchez and Pato Alvarez.

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20. Grigor Dimitrov was born in Haskovo, Bulgaria as the only child of father Dimitar, a tennis coach, and mother Maria, a sports teacher and former volleyball player in 1991.

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21. Grigor Dimitrov enjoyed an easy road in Melbourne for a No 20 seed, taking out three unseeded players until he ran right into Frances Tiafoe.

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22. Grigor Dimitrov is sponsored by Nike wearing the brand apparel and the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9 shoes which are Federer's shoes of choice.

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23. Grigor Dimitrov occasionally dives to reach balls, one of the most famous occasions being his second round match at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters against Janko Tipsarevic, in which he dove to hit a drop-shot, winning him the point.

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24. Grigor Dimitrov has displayed this ability more than 50 times alone in his semi-final against Rafael Nadal on the Australian Open 2017.

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25. Grigor Dimitrov was then beaten by France's 12th seed Gilles Simon.

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26. Grigor Dimitrov competed in the singles competition and advanced past the first round with a straight sets victory over Poland's Łukasz Kubot.

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27. Grigor Dimitrov would then take a few breaks from Davis Cup which would result in Bulgaria being relegated back to the lowest division of Davis Cup.

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28. Grigor Dimitrov started from the second round with hard three set win against the home favourite and wild card John Millman, then overcame with another three setter the British number 2 Kyle Edmund.

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29. Grigor Dimitrov was seeded second, but lost in his first match.

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30. Grigor Dimitrov was seeded 3rd and reached the semifinals, where he lost to 5th seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

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31. Grigor Dimitrov reached the second round of the Monte-Carlo Masters, losing to the 15th seed Gilles Simon in straight sets.

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32. Grigor Dimitrov was seeded 2nd and had a bye into the second round, where he defeated Andrey Golubev.

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33. Grigor Dimitrov lost in the second round to Ryan Harrison.

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34. Grigor Dimitrov beat Bernard Tomic in the semifinals, reaching his sixth career ATP World Tour singles final.

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35. Grigor Dimitrov began the defence of his ATP maiden title in Stockholm, winning his second—and third-round matches with Teymuraz Gabashvili and Jack Sock.

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36. Grigor Dimitrov was seeded 7th again and had a bye into the 2nd round where he lost to Jerzy Janowicz.

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37. Grigor Dimitrov was beaten in four sets by first seed No 2 Novak Djokovic, who went on to win the tournament.

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38. Grigor Dimitrov lost in straight sets against world No 1 Novak Djokovic in the 3rd round.

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39. Grigor Dimitrov competed in the men's doubles event with Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus.

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40. Grigor Dimitrov lost to world No 3 and defending champion Andy Murray in straight sets, despite being a break up in both sets.

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41. Grigor Dimitrov beat Jurgen Melzer before his 2012 campaign ended at the hands of Juan Monaco.

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42. Grigor Dimitrov ended his drought at the PTT Thailand Open, reaching the second round before losing to Richard Gasquet in three tight sets.

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43. Grigor Dimitrov beat Bobby Reynolds, Gilles Muller and Nicolas Mahut and then reached his first ATP semifinal by beating the number 9 seed, Kevin Anderson by coming back from a set down.

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44. Grigor Dimitrov reached the third round of the Winston-Salem Open being defeated by Alexandr Dolgopolov in a third set tie-break.

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45. Grigor Dimitrov competed in the doubles with Andreas Seppi and became the first Bulgarian man ever to reach a doubles final at an ATP tournament, they lost to Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram.

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46. Grigor Dimitrov beat Alex Bogdanovic before losing to world No 31 Feliciano Lopez in the second round.

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47. Grigor Dimitrov won his first round match against Tobias Kamke but in the second round lost to the number 1 seed of the qualification Thomaz Bellucci.

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48. Grigor Dimitrov reached the quarterfinals of the challenger Open Castilla y Leon losing out in three sets to Marcel Granollers.

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49. Grigor Dimitrov reached the 2nd round of the Aegon Championships after defeating Ivan Navarro, but lost in two tiebreaks to Gilles Simon.

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50. Grigor Dimitrov lost to Danai Udomchoke in straight sets in the second round of the SAT Bangkok Open.

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51. Grigor Dimitrov closed at No 3 of the junior ranking that year.

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52. Grigor Dimitrov began the 2008 Grand Slam season with a quarterfinal showing at Roland Garros, losing to Poland's Jerzy Janowicz in three sets.

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53. Grigor Dimitrov claimed his first major junior cup, the U14 European title, at the age of 14.

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54. Grigor Dimitrov has won 8 ATP singles titles to date.

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55. Grigor Dimitrov dated former women's world No 1 and five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova for two years.

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56. Grigor Dimitrov earned his 'Baby Fed' nickname early in his career, as his one-handed backhand and service motion were similar to that of 19-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer.

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57. Grigor Dimitrov won three ATP titles in a row in 2014 on three different kinds of surfaces, showing his range and ability to compete under any conditions.

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58. Grigor Dimitrov is the only Bulgarian to have clinched an ATP title in singles and to have achieved above a third round finish at a Grand Slam tournament.

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59. Grigor Dimitrov has earned a spot in history as the best Bulgarian player ever to play tennis.

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60. Grigor Dimitrov debuted for the Bulgaria Davis Cup team in 2008.

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61. Grigor Dimitrov turned pro in 2008, as success did not come right away.

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62. Grigor Dimitrov was born on May 16th, 1991 in Haskovo Bulgaria.

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63. Grigor Dimitrov is currently dating a talented and beautiful actress, Nicole Scherzinger since late 2015.

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64. Grigor Dimitrov dated the gorgeous Russian tennis player, Maria Sharapova in the late 2012 and broke up years after dating in 2015.

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65. Grigor Dimitrov digs deep to save two match points on Thursday against Malek Jaziri in Barcelona.

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66. Grigor Dimitrov will meet Milos Raonic or qualifier Nicolas Kicker in the Mutua Madrid Open second round.

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67. Grigor Dimitrov beats Mohamed Safwat in straight sets to reach the second round at Roland Garros on Sunday.

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68. Grigor Dimitrov hits 31 winners to overcome lucky loser Mohamed Safwat in just over two hours on Sunday.

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69. Grigor Dimitrov will try to reach the fourth round in Roland Garros for the first time.

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70. Grigor Dimitrov loses an opening-round match for the fifth time this season, falling against Stan Wawrinka at Wimbledon.

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71. Grigor Dimitrov takes his place alongside hockey pros on the black team for the shootout during the Sportsnet Ball Hockey Challenge in Toronto.

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72. Grigor Dimitrov will look to win back-to-back matches for the first time since Roland-Garros on Thursday.

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73. Grigor Dimitrov has celebrated the total number of 27 birthdays till date.

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74. Grigor Dimitrov is the first Bulgarian professional tennis player to have earned US $1 million and as well as the US $15 million prize money.

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75. Grigor Dimitrov was awarded the Bulgarian Sportsperson of the Year in 2014 and 2017.

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76. Grigor Dimitrov made his ATP debut in 2008 at the Ordina Open against Igor Andreev but he lost to him in straight sets.

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77. Grigor Dimitrov has been dating singer and TV personality, Nicole Scherzinger from 2015.

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78. Grigor 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.

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79. Grigor Dimitrov is rumoured to be dating former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger.

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80. Grigor Dimitrov was involved in a love relationship with the Russian professional tennis player, Maria Sharapova since 2012.

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81. Grigor Dimitrov resurfaced in the Davis Cup 2015, where he won all the matches.

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82. Grigor Dimitrov failed to retain his title at the Queens grass court event.

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83. Grigor Dimitrov played his first match of the seson on clay at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

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84. Grigor Dimitrov won his third ATP title and his first on clay court at the Bucharest clay court event.

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85. Grigor Dimitrov ended his 2013 season at the BNP Paribas Masters, and ranked 23rd in singles and 68th in doubles.

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86. Grigor Dimitrov was planted 10th at the grass season of the Aegon Championships.

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87. Grigor Dimitrov tasted his first big victory at the Mutua Madrid Open where he defeated Novak Djokovic.

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88. Grigor Dimitrov achieved the honour of being the first Bulgarian tennis player to qualify for the finals at the ATP Singles, by qreaching the finals of the Brisbane International in 2013.

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89. Grigor Dimitrov was the first Bulgarian male tennis player to reach the ATP semi-finals at the Aegon Championships.

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90. Grigor Dimitrov played his first tournament, the Hopman Cup in 2012.

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91. Grigor Dimitrov performed well in the Marburg Open and futures torunaments, winning two matches Germany and one in Spain.

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92. Grigor Dimitrov experienced his first ATP level win in the first round of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors.

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93. Grigor Dimitrov won the Davis Cup for Bulgaria against Hungary in 2007.

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94. Grigor Dimitrov debuted in the Davis Cup in 2008, at the age of 16.

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95. Grigor Dimitrov won his first junior cup, the U14 European title at 14 years of age.

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96. Grigor Dimitrov started playing tennis from the tender age of five.

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97. Grigor Dimitrov was born on May 16, 1991 in Haskovo, Bulgaria.

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98. Grigor Dimitrov is the only Bulgarian player to feature mong the top ATP10 Singles and earn prize money of $5m as of 2015.

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99. Grigor Dimitrov is a professional tennis player of Bulgarian origin.

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100. Grigor Dimitrov was born in the Haskovo Province, Southern Bulgaria on the 16th day of May 1991 to a tennis coach Dimitar and his wife Maria who was a sports teacher and  a former volleyball player.

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101. Grigor Dimitrov has appeared in a lot of TV commercials endorsing various products from Wilson Sporting Goods.

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