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Dimitrov targets Federer upset

3rd September 2019, 16:10 by Gareth Freeman

Grigor Dimitrov has never managed to beat Roger Federer but he is convinced he can come out on top when they meet at the US Open.

The Bulgarian is due to face Federer in the quarter-finals of the US Open on Tuesday in his first-ever last-eight appearance in the final Grand Slam of the year.

Dimitrov, who has previously reached major semi-finals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, has lost all seven of his previous meetings with the 20-time Grand Slam winner but the 28-year-old is confident he can claim a victory as he bids to secure a last-four spot.

Dimitrov reached a career-high of three in the ATP rankings and claimed the Tour Finals title in 2017 but has struggled with injuries since and is currently the world number 78.

Now his injury problems are over, Dimitrov is targeting a huge win against Federer in New York.

"There's not much to say other than that I'm pleased to be back on a court, pain-free and feeling really good," Dimitrov told the ATP website.

He added: "It's my first time in the quarter-finals here [at] the US Open, so I'm going to make the most of it. This is what I practise for, to play these matches."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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