Grigor Dimitrov or “Baby Fed” was put off his game harder than the International Tennis Federation came down on Maria Sharapova this week all because of a Pussycat Dolls’ song.
That’s right, the 25-year-old Bulgarian tennis superstar was in top form playing in his Wimbledon tune-up on Tuesday night. That’s until the changeover when the old PD’s “hit” song Don’t Cha? was pumped by the DJ.
Dimitrov, who once sat in the top 10 before falling down to his current No. 36 world ranking, was leading past US Open champ Juan Martin Del Potro 4-3 in the first set.
Then a blast from the past courtesy of the Stuttgart DJ dropped a hit featuring the vocals of his recent ex-girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger – 12 years his senior!
Honestly this kid knows how to bag himself a cougar having most famously dated Russia’s Sharapova (29) who this week copped a two year suspension for her failed drugs test – #sorryshaz – as well as current women’s world No. 1 Serena Williams (34).
What he doesn’t know how to do is suck it up and put shit like a stupid song behind him because he went on to lose seven straight games and nine of the next 11 falling to Del Potro 6-4 6-2. Christ.
Could this have been a massive troll by the DJ? It’s hard to suggest otherwise considering the last time we’d heard Don’t Cha was in da club about a hundred years ago when we were trying to bag our own Pussycat.
The best thing to come out of this story is the short video of his reaction. That “well played sir” grin, eyebrow raise, fake sip of water and baffled laugh say it all.
If he wasn’t a young, good looking rooster with $5 million in prize money earned to date all before 30 we’d almost feel sorry for him. The prick.