Former world No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov had a great fun while holding an online session on Thursday as the Spaniard joked he's too expensive to be coaching the Bulgarian. During the session, Dimitrov asked record 14-time French Open champion Nadal if he would be willing to coach him during the clay season.
"Okay, how about this? Hypothetically, you're done with your career, let's say in ten years. I will call you and say, 'Rafa, can you come with me for three clay-court tournaments,'" Dimitrov asked Nadal, per Sportskeeda. Nadal responded: "I'm very expensive, man (both laugh)." Dimitrov then jokingly added: I'll pay for two tournaments and the third one, you do for free." Nadal responded: "Of course, you know I'm there.
I don't know if I will be able to help but of course, I'm going to put everything that I have to help. But if you win the title, we're going to have a big party. That's the only request that I have."
Dimitrov to Nadal: Have you played hockey, can you skate?
"I never played hockey.
We don't have ice in Mallorca. I never tried snowboarding. I tried skiing. I went when I was younger. As a kid, I went skiing every year at least once for one week. But at the age of 14-15, I had to stop when I started to become a bit more professional tennis player," Nadal answered.
Meanwhile, both Nadal and Dimitrov are set to compete at Wimbledon. Nadal's Wimbledon participation was in doubt after he was severely hampered by a chronic foot pain during the clay season but his foot treatment in Spain worked and he is set to participate at The Championships.
On the other side, Dimitrov is also set to play Wimbledon as he is still hasn't given up on his dreams of winning a Grand Slam. Dimitrov enjoyed a strong Wimbledon run in 2014, when he reached the semififnal.