Grigor Dimitrov admitted that though his upcoming Wimbledon 2014 semifinal match against top seed Novak Djokovic will be tough, he believes that he has what it takes to win against the Serbian.
Dimitrov advanced to his first Grand Slam semifinal after eliminating defending champion Andy Murray on Wednesday and he’s aiming to make another upset win over the world number two on Friday. The 23-year old is guaranteed a place in the world’s top 10 for the first time on Monday after getting this far in the tournament.
Dimitrov is currently on a nine-match win streak as he had entered the Wimbledon tournament with a title victory at The Queen’s Club in London.
“Fear is out of the picture,” he said. “I’m of course not expecting an easy match. But I’m out there to go through a match, to win it. I think we are both going to really want that match. Of course, he has the experience behind him. But at the same time, I’ve been playing great tennis. I believe in my skills at the moment.”
“Maybe I’m not showing it, but the tournament continues for me. I just need to be as composed as possible, as humble as possible. It’s just a good stage for me to be in. I’m happy to be in the semi-finals. Hopefully there’s two more to go for me.
“I felt that I’ve raised my level a little bit on and off the court. Off the court is my focus. My ability to switch when I really have to go another gear. And today I knew I was ready to play. So to me, in my mind, I was really calm and I knew what I had to do. I think I was composed and as calm as possible on the court.”