Novak Djokovic: 'Grigor Dimitrov is the man to beat'

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after scoring a point against Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev during their men's singles first round match on day one of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 23,
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World number two Novak Djokovic says that Grigor Dimitrov is "the man to beat" at Wimbledon following his straight-sets victory over Andy Murray.

Novak Djokovic has said that Grigor Dimitrov is now "the man to beat" at Wimbledon.

The Bulgarian defeated reigning champion Andy Murray in straight sets on Wednesday afternoon to set up a semi-final meeting with world number two Djokovic.

"The fact he hasn't lost a match on grass this season says it all about his quality," Djokovic is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News.

"He's definitely the man to beat here now, and winning against Andy in straight sets, many people look at him as a potential grand slam winner. So now that's maybe here, or maybe in the grand slams to follow.

"He has won tournaments on different surfaces this year, so he has the ability to adjust. He's getting more experienced now playing on the big stage, which is definitely useful for big tournaments like this."

Djokovic, 27, has now missed out on just one of the last 17 Grand Slam semi-finals.

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov celebrates winning against Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov during their men's singles third round match on day five of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 27, 201
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060