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Jealous journo grills Maria’s ex for goss

Tennis star Grigor Dimitrov continues to be bombarded with questions about five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova, even though the couple split over five years ago.Sharapova and Dimitrov were the sport’s power couple between 2013 and 2015 before they parted ways.The Russian superstar retired from professional tennis earlier this year after her first round defeat…

Tennis star Grigor Dimitrov continues to be bombarded with questions about five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova, even though the couple split over five years ago.

Sharapova and Dimitrov were the sport’s power couple between 2013 and 2015 before they parted ways.

The Russian superstar retired from professional tennis earlier this year after her first round defeat at the Australian Open.

Dimitrov defeated Croatia’s Anderj Martin in straight sets on Thursday, setting up a round three French Open encounter with Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena.

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During Dimitrov’s post-match press conference, a reporter caught the Bulgarian off guard by quizzing him about his communication with Sharapova.

“An off-topic question that you may accept, I hope. Do you still have contacts with Maria Sharapova? I know that you took different paths, but I was always quite jealous of you,” the reporter asked.

“I’d like to know if you are in touch with her, if you talk, what’s she doing? Does she keep playing tennis?”

Despite the bizarre line of questioning, Dimitrov found the situation amusing, and attempted to make the best of a bad situation.

“You can still be jealous,” Dimitrov responded.

“No, no, she’s good. We have always kept a good friendship, good relationship.

“I mean, I hope you follow her on Instagram. Maybe like this, you know what she (does).

“I’m not worried about her. I think she’s in a good place, I think in her life.

“She’s also the type of person that when you make such a, you know, such a decision and transition, you know it’s for the right (reason) and for the good.

“I don’t know. I wish I could tell you more.”

The reporter inevitably copped some backlash for his off-topic questions.

Sharapova revealed the reason for her split with Dimitrov in her 2017 autobiography, claiming they were on different wavelengths during their two-year relationship.

“Grigor recently told me — we were talking on the phone after he’d reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open — that one of the worst things in life is when you have the right thing at the wrong time,” Sharapova wrote.

“It made me think of an evening we spent before the 2015 Wimbledon tournament. He had reached the semi-finals the previous year by beating Andy Murray; he lost to Novak Djokovic in four sets in that round. He pulled out a book that Wimbledon puts together of previous championships.

“He quietly flipped through the pages of the book until he found a picture of me, in his box, watching his match. He looked at me, sad — I thought I saw tears in his eyes — ‘Did you see this? This means everything to me. Seeing you in my box next to my mother.’

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“It was then, at that moment, that the emotional pull I had been fighting came to an end. I knew, and so did he, that I couldn’t be that person at this time of my life. I was supposed to be focused, getting prepared for my own matches, my own triumphs and defeats, on the largest stage of my career.

“I had been watching his match that day only because I’d lost early at those championships. So his good memory was my bad memory. What meant everything to him happened only because I had lost.

“Like he said, you can have the right thing, but it might come at the wrong time.”

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