judge and her 25-year-old Bulgarian tennis player beau were spotted holding hands as they stepped out for lunch at Il Pastaio restaurant on Thursday afternoon (March 2) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
After he moved onto her blonde rival, Serena reportedly said Dimitrov had a “black heart.” Serena has won every one of her matches against Maria since then without ever losing a set.
She and the Oscar winning rapper dated on and off between 20 and he said on the “Meredith Viera Show” that she was the prime mover in the break up, saying, “It was kinda eventually a mutual thing but she initiated it.” The pair remain on good terms.
Since January, only six players have had more visits to their players' pages on the ATP website than he has -- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, newly crowned Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka and beloved veteran David Ferrer. And because of Dimitrov's looks, his relationship with Sharapova, his affinity for pop culture, the fact he calls L. home -- it all adds up to someone who has the potential to be a big star on and off the court in the U. That's something that has gone missing from the men's game since Andy Roddick stopped doing late night."A lot of people are expecting Grigor to fill in that void," said Greg Sharko, the ATP's director of media information.
And considering their average age is about 29 and Dimitrov just turned 23 this month, you can see why his appearance fees have gone up and a couple of big-named apparel companies are in a bidding war for his services. "He had an outstanding junior career, and he's got that 'it' factor to be a big star."We have 36 players over the age of 30 in the top 100, which is an all-time high, and we only have one teen in the top 200.
There was time that I wasn’t sure how to deal with both things in the same time. Istomin, the bespectacled world number 117, showed the effects of a demanding tournament following his sensational second-round upset of six-time winner Novak Djokovic.
His game deteriorated after losing a second-set tiebreaker and despite medical treatment, he had trouble getting around the court as Dimitrov charged to victory.
Apparently the pair have been dating in secret since July, when the Bulgarian player split from fellow tennis star Maria Sharapova, who he dated shortly after his split from Serena Williams.
And at 24, he’s six years Lewis’ junior, while Nicole is 13 years Grigor’s senior.
Sharapova's man is projected by many to be the man once Federer and the others are gone -- assuming he bothers to wait that long. It's hard for young guys to win on tour, but he's finding a way to do it.