'Baby Federer' says Sharapova relationship should be off-limits

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 07:00 hrs

Grigor Dimitrov has hit out at people who are taking interest in his relationship with Maria Sharapova, saying that it is an invasion of privacy and the topic should be off-limits.

Hype followed the 21-year-old Bulgarian nicknamed "Baby Federer" outside court, partly because word had spread that he was Sharapova's new flame, and partly because he has uncanny similarities in technique and flair to 17-time major-winner Roger Federer, the Age reported.

Dimitrov said of interest in his personal life that he doesn't think it's a distraction.

He said he there to be on the court, and not to speak about my private life.

"People love gossip. Who doesn't? But I believe it's a privacy invasion. I don't think that's right," he said.

"It's not because we're different, but because it's not right to athletes in general. It should be forbidden to even be asked but it is what it is, right?" he added. (ANI)

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