/Grigor Dimitrov mocks Rafael Nadal's water-bottle obsession

Grigor Dimitrov mocks Rafael Nadal's water-bottle obsession

If you can’t beat him (and Grigor Dimitrov can’t), might as well join them.

Prior to Wednesday match’s in Basel against Rafael Nadal, Dimitrov, who is 0-6 lifetime against the Spanish clay-court king, decided to either poke some fun at Nadal or maybe channel some of his greatness by meticulously placing his water bottles ever-so-perfectly just like Nadal does in one of the 19 tennis tics we’ve identified in him .

This is gold. I doubt Dimitrov was taking a shot at Nadal — I mean, organizing water bottles in hardly a shot — but it was certainly an homage. We’ll know if he’s really committing to the role if he starts brushing his hair back behind his ears, jumping over lines, picking at non-existent wedgies, sprinting away from the pre-match coin toss or opening up in press about his feelings and, uh, how you say, emotional baggage.