The offseason is an opportunity for the players of the ATP Tour to enjoy time away from their typical routine. For most of the stars, it is an opportunity to sleep in.
Not for 2017 Nitto ATP Finals champion Grigor Dimitrov.
“[I] wake up at six,” Dimitrov said. “I wake up very early!”
The Bulgarian enjoys taking in the world around him, as often seen on his social media pages. What does it take to snag the perfect offseason photo?
“You’ve just got to have the eye for it,” Dimitrov said. “Sometimes it’s one take, sometimes it doesn’t work. But then all of a sudden you get to the right place at the right time and boom, you have it.”
Tommy Paul said his girlfriend enjoys spending time skiing in the mountains, so they plan to go to Colorado this offseason.
“I would say a good climate [is important],” Paul said. “I mean it could be warm or cold if it’s pretty. It’s just got to be in a pretty place.”
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According to Karen Khachanov, the key to the offseason is the ability to spend time with his loved ones.
“My family,” Khachanov said. “During the year it’s a very intense season and you travel a lot, so that’s the only time when you can stay home a little bit more relaxed and you can stay with family.”
What would be the players’ advice to enjoy some time off? Denis Shapovalov’s answer might surprise you.
“Get off of your phone,” he said. “Just enjoy being in the moment.”
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