Result: Grigor Dimitrov reaches first Grand Slam quarter-final

Grigor Dimitrov's dream run at the Australian Open continues on day eight as he overcomes Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals.

Grigor Dimitrov's dream run at the Australian Open continued on day eight as he overcame Roberto Bautista-Agut to reach the quarter-finals.

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria celebrates his win over Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain following their men's singles match on day eight of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2014© Getty Images

The big-serving Bulgarian had never progressed beyond the third round of a Grand Slam prior to 2014, but he moved into the last eight in Melbourne with 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-4 victory in 144 minutes.

Dimitrov produced 11 aces, 38 winners and 34 unforced errors, while Bautista-Agut, who knocked out fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro in round two, hit 27 winners and 45 unforced errors.

Next up for the 22nd seed is a clash with either Rafael Nadal or Kei Nishikori.

Dimitrov is the boyfriend of Maria Sharapova, who exited the women's draw earlier on Monday after suffering a three-set defeat to Dominika Cibulkova.

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova celebrates after victory in her women's singles match against Russia's Maria Sharapova on day eight of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2014
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