John McEnroe: 'Grigor Dimitrov should be proud, despite defeat'

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov reacts to winning the first set against Britain's Andy Murray during their men's singles quarter-final match on day nine of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July
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John McEnroe believes that Grigor Dimitrov should be "proud" of his performance, despite losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon semi-final.

Three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe believes that Grigor Dimitrov can be "proud" of his performance, despite missing out on his first place in a Grand Slam final.

The Bulgarian proved a stern test for Novak Djokovic, but the 23-year-old was at the losing end of a four-set battle as the Serbian advanced into the Wimbledon final.

McEnroe told BBC Sport: "Dimitrov has got an awful lot be proud off, he showed a lot of character and a lot of class, but Novak Djokovic is as tough mentally as you will ever see on a tennis court."

Djokovic will play either Roger Federer or Milos Raonic in the final.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a forehand return during his Gentlemen's Singles third round match against Gilles Simon of France on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2014
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