Dimitrov outlasts Baghdatis in ABN quarterfinals
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - Grigor Dimitrov rallied from a set down to beat Marcos Baghdatis 6-7 (4), 7-6 (0), 6-3 and book a place in the semifinals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Friday.
Baghdatis took the first-set tiebreak after neither player managed to break serve. Both then broke once in the second set before Dimitrov ran away with the tiebreak, not allowing Baghdatis a single point.
The talented Bulgarian broke Baghdatis' first service game of the final set to set up his win, before leaping over the net to hug Baghdatis.
Dimitrov said he made the jump with "my last one percent of power.''
In other quarterfinals, Roger Federer played Julien Benneteau, Juan Martin del Potro played Jarkko Nieminen, and Martin Klizan faced Gilles Simon.