The two have been dating for a year or so and live together in Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles.“It’s the best thing that could ever happen to you,” Dimitrov says of being part of a tennis power couple. With travel, media, the gym, practice, we hardly see each other. We know what sacrifice is.”When he’s not on the court, Dimitrov races motorcycles.Later, at his hotel, he fought off a cavalcade of blonde tween-age girls, whose bronzed and brazen mothers asked, one after another, if he would hit a few balls with their daughters.Dimitrov could not have been gentler in his refusal. Perhaps he learned this from his very own California blonde (by way of Siberia), Maria Sharapova.At the BNP Paribas Open this March in Indian Wells, California, the tennis superstar Novak Djokovic crashed a press conference where Grigor Dimitrov, the 23-year-old Bulgarian rookie, was fielding questions.Djokovic sat down next to Dimitrov and put his arm around him.She won the blue Porsche 911 Carrera 4s — priced at 5,000 — at a tournament in Germany. Here she is posing with it: After the Djokovic match, Grigor said, "A few words actually came from my girlfriend before that match.
With lucrative prizes, tennis' top stars are among the richest athletes on Earth.Sharapova later joked about the game, saying: "I loved it!I don't do any of those things anymore, I don't stick my ass out anymore."Djokovic is known for his impersonations of other players while taking part in exhibition tournaments, and has mocked the likes of Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick in the past.The Serbian player will kick off his Wimbledon campaign as the number one seed on Tuesday (June 25).Roland Garros, also known as the French Open, is one of four major tennis tournaments that make up the vaunted Grand Slam.