Best Grand Slam Performance for Grigor Dimitrov

Best Grand Slam Performance for Grigor Dimitrov
18 January 2014
Grigor Dimitrov reached for the first time in his career the fourth round of Grand Slam tournament. In a clash between two of the young tennis stars at Margaret Court Arena, Dimitrov ousted the 11th seed Milos Raonic of Canada 6-3 3-6 6-4 7-6(10).

Grigor succeeded to save 2 set points before winning his 5th match point in the tie-break of the 4th set. The Bulgarian needed 2 hours and 36 minutes to win the match. After this clash Dimitrov improved to 3-1 the head-to-head record over Raonic.

"I'm definitely satisfied that I have gone through that match," said Dimitrov. "I think it's a great stepping stone for me to get into that second week that I keep talking about. But I have practised a lot. I have done a lot of homework. So, to me, in a way it's a bit expected. So I feel really good coming into the second week and I just take it one match at a time."

"Milos is one of the biggest servers out there and I just had to have a lot of patience and use every momentum I had in the match," said Dimitrov. "There was some tight rallies here and there, but I guess that's in the game. At the same time, I was really happy to play on that court. It was full house, and that brought an extra good feeling in the end."

The next opponent of the 22-year-old Dimitrov is Roberto Bautista-Agut. The Spaniard beat Benoit Paire of France 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the 3rd round. Dimitrov lost to Baustista Agut in Beijing last year, while in Challenger in Orleans, France, in 2010 Dimitrov won the match.

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