Former World No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov says he loves the new Nike Challenge Court collection, that has been inspired by former World No. 1 Andre Agassi, who is also a coaching consultant to him. The Bulgarian will be wearing the collection during the ongoing hardcourt tournaments in New York - the Western & Southern Open and the US Open Grand Slam event.
Grigor Dimitrov says he loves the new Nike collection inspired by Andre Agassi
Speaking to the ATP Tour website, Dimitrov says, "I absolutely love it. I spoke to Andre about it and I have been dying to wear some of those things.
I am so glad I am able to do it. It is one of the most iconic collections there has ever been. No doubt about it. They have done such a great job with the collection this year. Super amazing stuff… I love the colours and the denim and everything that comes with it”.
Dimitrov also says he spoke with Agassi regarding the collection and the American legend was eager to see him wear in the collection. “[Andre and I] exchanged a little message together. We were on the phone just talking about that and he was like, ‘Boy, time flies.
Let’s see how it is going to look on you.’ I think it is special. He appreciates it a lot as well." Besides Dimitrov, the collection will also be work by other top ATP pros who are associated with Nike, including Karen Khachanov, Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime, during the two events in New York.
The Bulgarian, who is coached by Christian Groh, has used Agassi as a coaching consultant since 2018 and says the American has a special place in his life. During an interview with channel CBS46, Dimitrov said, "Sometimes you get to have such good friends that you can’t even explain the relationship, how good it is and there’s not enough words to express that.
That’s how I feel with him. He’s got a very special place in my heart and he’s a very significant figure. I would say not only my team but, in my life, I’ve always looked up to him when I was a kid and to be able to experience, not only being on the court with him because our biggest development and growth together happen off the court”.
Grigor Dimitrov is currently ranked No. 19 in the world and reached the second round of the Western & Southern Open in New York.