Bulgarian Tennis star Grigor Dimitrov, who is widely regarded as one of the most talented tennis players in the current generation has opened up on his past relationship with Tennis beauty Maria Sharapova, revealing that it almost ruined his tennis career.
The Bulgarian revealed how romantic entanglements have been a previous distraction in his tennis career. He said, “I obviously have a soft spot for that. On a serious note, I always try to keep whatever else outside the court.”
Speaking further on how the limelight of being in a relationship with Sharapova affected him, Dimitrov added, “I think when I was younger, I was struggling to kind of differentiating love from a personal love or a tennis love or whatever else. There was a time that I wasn’t sure how to deal with both things at the same time.”
Dimitrov added that he had now learned to deal with fame and is only concentrating on his tennis now. “But you learn. I guess we grow. I mean, I don’t want to say I’ve learned from my mistakes, but I’ve learned myself a little bit better. I think that helps me. Hopefully, it’s going to help me for the future through any kind of falling-in-love stuff.”
Dimitrov split with Sharapova in 2015.