Tennis: Four pairs of shoes, one big slip-up for Dimitrov
Published on Jul 5, 2014 6:12 AM
LONDON (AFP) - Grigor Dimitrov admitted Friday that even changing his shoes four times didn't change his luck as he fell, slid and slipped to a Wimbledon semi-final defeat to Novak Djokovic.
The 23-year-old Bulgarian lost his footing on countless occasions on Centre Court's bone-dry, grassless baselines in his battling 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (9/7) loss to the top seed.
It forced him to constantly dip into his bag for a different pair of shoes - at one stage, he had four pairs lined up in front of his chair.
"I lost count. I had four pairs with me, five, six. Oh, good God. I don't know. I think throughout the whole tournament I changed maybe ten pairs. I think today was maybe four," said the 11th seed who was watched from his players box by girlfriend Maria Sharapova.
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