WATCH: Grigor Dimitrov’s epic display of sportsmanship at Brisbane International

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, January 5th, 2018 | 0


If you dislike Grigor Dimitrov, watching the Bulgarian’s gesture at the Brisbane International will make you think twice.

In an epic display of sportsmanship, Dimitrov hurdled over the net to help his opponent Kyle Edmund out during their quarter-finals clash at the Australian Open tune-up event on Friday.

At 4-4 in the third set, Edmund suffered a mid-rally injury to his ankle as he fell on the floor writing in pain. Dimitrov wasted no time in lending a helping hand, sprinting to the other side of the net to assist his opponent to the changeover seat.

“At the end of the day, health above all. It was very unfortunate what happened, for sure. I’ve seen this too many times and know the feeling so I really hope he gets better, that’s the only thing,” Dimitrov said court during the court-side interview.

Although Edmund recovered to continue playing, he couldn’t win a game from thereon as Dimitrov went on to clinch a 6-3 6-7 6-4 win and set up a semi-final date with local hope Nick Kyrgios.

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