Novak Djokovic wary of Grigor Dimitrov challenge

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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Novak Djokovic insists that he will have to be on his best form to defeat Grigor Dimitrov in their semi-final clash at Wimbledon.

Novak Djokovic has admitted that he is wary of the challenge Grigor Dimitrov will pose in their semi-final clash at Wimbledon.

Dimitrov beat defending champion Andy Murray in straight sets to set up the meeting with the number one seed, and the Serb believes that the 23-year-old typifies the next generation of players coming into the men's game.

He told reporters: "Dimitrov deserves respect. To beat Andy on grass is a very, very difficult challenge.

"I'm sure many people look on him as a potential Grand Slam winner, maybe here, maybe in the Slams to come.

"We have these youngsters coming up, fearless on court, hitting the ball, not caring who is across the net. It's good. A new generation that is able to challenge the best."

Djokovic faces Dimitrov on Centre Court later today.

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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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
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19United States John Isner2,110
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