Impressive Dimitrov sets up Murray meeting
By Tom Hayward
LONDON (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov set up a mouth-watering quarter-final clash with Wimbledon title holder Andy Murray after a 6-4 7-6(6) 6-2 victory against Argentine Leonardo Mayer on Monday.
Nicknamed Baby Fed for the similarity of his playing style with that of 17-times grand slam champion Roger Federer, the Bulgarian 11th seed extended his winning run on grass to nine matches with a plethora of eye-catching shots.
He won his fourth career title in the traditional Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen’s Club this month and has now followed up by booking his first quarter-final at the All England Club.
"First of all I'm happy that I'm in the quarter-final," he told reporters. "Just going to give credit to myself for that, but my job isn't over yet.
"You know, I don't want to stop here. Again, I hope there are going to be a lot more first times for me. I'm just aiming to be better and better every time."
His showdown against Murray, who has breezed through to the last eight without dropping a set, will be the truest indication yet of Dimitrov's progress.
"It's basically his home here ... He knows his way around the grass pretty good. He's a great mover," the Bulgarian said.
"I'm just going to play my game. I'm not going to step back. I just want to come out with my big game and play my aggressive tennis. I don't want to adjust to my opponent. I'm focusing on my game and what I can bring to the court." Continued...