Grigor Dimitrov pulls off iconic Serena Williams-like move in Monte Carlo

Dimitrov just wanted to get some coffee while hoping for the rain to go away in Monte Carlo.

by Dzevad Mesic
Grigor Dimitrov pulls off iconic Serena Williams-like move in Monte Carlo
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Grigor Dimitrov pulled off a move that resembled one Serena Williams made several years ago as the Bulgarian was looking to get some mid-match coffee while his Monte Carlo Masters was getting suspended. 

On Wednesday, world No. 9 Dimitrov started his Monte Carlo second-round match against Miomir Kecmanovic. With Dimitrov up by a set and the second set being in its early stages, rain started falling in the Principality. 

While Dimitrov and Kecmanovic briefly sat on their chair hoping the rain would go away, it didn't happen. While on the bench, Dimitrov revealed he was craving a coffee. 

“I’ll settle for a coffee right now," Dimitrov was heard saying while sitting at his chair as the match was getting suspended. 

Just like Williams in 2015, Dimitrov wanted some mid-match coffee and won later

At the 2015 Hopman Cup, the great Williams delivered one iconic moment when she asked for a mid-match coffee. Playing against Flavia Pennetta, Williams got bageled in the opening set.

After losing the opener, Williams asked the chair umpire if she could get some espresso. The chair umpire was a bit stunned at the request - but after determining that getting coffee wasn't anything against the rules - he allowed the American tennis legend to have one. 

Serena Williams ordering espresso
Serena Williams ordering espresso© YouTube

After taking an espresso shot, Williams instantly started playing much better and she went on to claim a 0-6 6-3 6-0 win over Pennetta. It was a great moment that will always be one of the most memorable anecdotes and stories from Williams' career.

Meanwhile, when Dimitrov's match continued on Thursday, the Bulgarian also managed to get the job done after completing a 6-4 6-3 win over Kecmanovic. When the match resumed in the second set, Dimitrov broke Kecmanovic in the eighth game for a 5-3 lead before serving out for the match in the following game.

Grigor Dimitrov
Grigor Dimitrov© Getty Images Sport - Julian Finney

Dimitrov plays Holger Rune in the Monte Carlo round-of-16.

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