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Tennis: Queen’s champ Dimitrov eyes Wimbledon glory

Published on Jun 16, 2014 8:25 AM
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov celebrates with the trophy after victory over Spain's Feliciano Lopez in the final of the ATP Aegon Championships tennis tournament at The Queen's Club in west London, on June 15, 2014.  -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Grigor Dimitrov insists his Queen’s Club triumph proves he is finally ready to end his long wait for a Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.

Dimitrov enjoyed the perfect preparation for Wimbledon as the world number 13 hung tough to defeat Spain’s Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (8/10), 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (8/6) in a classic final on Sunday.

The 23 year-old’s maiden success on grass makes him the first player since Roger Federer and David Ferrer in 2012 to win titles on three different surfaces in the same year after his victories on hard courts in Acapulco and clay in Bucharest.

Dimitrov’s fourth ATP trophy of a career so far scarred by unfulfilled expectations will make him a dark horse for the title when Wimbledon gets underway on June 23.

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