‘Baby Federer’ Grigor Dimitrov outmuscles defending champion Andy Murray to enter Wimbledon semis

Grigor Dimitrov

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria celebrates after his win over Andy Murray of Great Britain (Getty Images)

Wimbledon Championships 2014 witnessed yet another surprising results at the All England Club as rising Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov outclassed defending champion and local boy Andy Murray in easy straight sets 6-1, 7-6(5), 6-2. Dimitrov continued with his impressive run at the grass court to make his first grand slam semi-finals appearance as the crowd favourite Murray struggled in every department of the match before bowing out of the tournament.

Playing in front of the royal guests Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Andy Murray got off to the worst possible start. Right from the beginning of the match No. 11 seed Grigor Dimitrov took control of the match as he dictated the crucial points. His commanding service and impeccable backhand added woes for the defending champ as Murray’s new coach Amelie Mauresmo appeared dejected.

Dimitrov took the first set 6-1 in mere 25 minutes as for Andy Murray who looked out of sorts was not helped by the numerous 37 unforced errors compared to Dimitrov’s 18. The closest Murray got to Dimitrov’s game was in the second set when he stretched it to the tie-breakers but failed to have the upper hand.

Grigor Dimitrov who is more talked about because of his relationship with women’s tennis star Maria Sharapova in the tennis circuit is now proving himself as a player on court. Grigor Dimitrov who is nicknamed as ‘Baby Federer’ because of the playing similarities he shares with the Swiss master Roger Federer, has announced his arrival in the tennis world with this thumping win. He next faces the winner between top seed Novak Djokovic and 26th seed Marin Cilic for a place in the maiden final.