Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, 28, hasn't yet managed to win a Grand Slam title and become the No. 1 player in the world but the former top-ranked junior has managed to win the hearts of tennis fans and become one of the most beloved players on the Tour.
Over this past decade, the flashy Bulgarian delighted the fans throughout the world with his amazing skillset and shot-making ability but also impressed with his kindness and generosity. On multiple occasions, the 29-year-old showed that he is more than just a tennis player and here are the top-3 Dimitrov sportsmanship moments of the decade.
3. Dimitrov runs and jumps over the net to check out on Edmund During a quarterfinal clash at the Brisbane International in 2018, Kyle Edmund took a tumble, collapsed to ground and screamed in pain. Dimitrov reacted immediately as he sprinted over the net to see if Edmund was alright.
The Bulgarian then helped the Briton to make it to his chair. 2. Dimitrov helps injured ball boy Canada's Vasek Pospisil unintentionally hit a ball boy in the stomach while serving a first serve against Dimitrov at the Shanghai Masters in 2016.
At first, Pospisil didn't realize what happened but, while he was preparing to serve a second serve, Dimitrov heard the ball boy crying and went to help the kid. 1. Dimitrov sees a ball girl on the verge of fainting and interrupts the match to help her At the beginning of the second set of his Miami Masters clash against Kei Nishikori, Dimitrov interrupted the play to help a ball girl.
Dimitrov asked the ball girl for a towel but she wasn't responding and that's when he realized that something wasn't alright. The Bulgarian escorted the ball girl so she could receive help and the Miami crowd appreciated his classy gesture.