Novak Djokovic wary of Grigor Dimitrov challenge

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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