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Dimitrov dismantles Goffin to make semi-finals

Reuters logo Reuters 25/01/2017
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Grigor Dimitrov dismantled 11th seed David Goffin 6-3 6-2 6-4 in their Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday to advance to his second grand slam semi-final.

The 25-year-old Bulgarian, whose previous grand slam semi-final was at Wimbledon in 2014, will meet either Rafa Nadal or third seed Milos Raonic in the last four.

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The pair engaged in a cagey baseline battle, as Goffin struggled with his serve and made 46 unforced errors.

Goffin saved two match points trailing 5-3 in the third set but Dimitrov was able to serve out in the next game and clinched the win in two hours, 12 minutes when he blasted a backhand winner down the line.

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