Grigor Dimitrov made a strong start to the season when he reached his sixth Grand Slam quarter-final at the Australian Open, and now he’s enlisted an all-star practice partner to make sure he maintains his momentum.
Dimitrov and former WTA World No. 1 Serena Williams hit the practice court together on Sunday and posted videos of their ‘casual hit’ on social media.
“My practice partner is better than yours,” Dimitrov boasted on Instagram. He added a ‘goat’ emoji to the caption as a reference to the ‘Greatest Of All Time’ across the net.
Dimitrov’s choice of hitting partner would make any player jealous – tennis legends included. There was even a hint of sibling envy from WTA Tour great Venus Williams, who took to social media to inquire why she was left out of the fun.
“Omg are you guys hitting now? Where is my invite??” Venus asked Dimitrov on Instagram.
It’s not the first time that former World No. 3 Dimitrov has hit the practice court with Serena. Back in 2019, Dimitrov revealed they are regular hitting partners after a practice session at the Australian Open.
“It’s good to have those kinds of hits to be honest. You can always learn a little something from whoever is on the other side of the net,” Dimitrov told press at the time. “We often hit actually, it just happened for everybody to be there that day.”
The Bulgarian will have no shortage of practice partners as he gears up for his next ATP Tour event at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC. Currently No. 17 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, Dimitrov has previously tasted success in Acapulco with a run to the 2014 title and reached the semi-finals last year.