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Result: Grigor Dimitrov overcomes Alexandr Dolgopolov in battling Wimbledon five-setter

Grigor Dimitrov comes through a battling five-setter to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov to a place in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

One of Wimbledon's outside favourites Grigor Dimitrov overcame a scare to secure a 6-7(3) 6-4 2-6 6-4 6-1 victory over Alexandr Dolgopolov in the third round this evening.

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© Getty Images

The contest began as a tight affair between the two competitors as both players remained stubborn on serve, which resulted in an eventual tie-break.

Dimitrov lost his first point in the decider, which set the tone, as Dolgopolov clinched the tie-break 7-3 to take a one-set lead at the All England Club.

Dimitrov managed to bounce back in the second set to earn a break, which was all that he needed to remain on top and draw level on sets.

The 23-year-old almost saved five break points, but Dolgopolov continued to battle through to earn a break and swing the momentum in his direction as he secured a further break to take a 2-1 set lead.

Games went by way of serve in the fourth set, but Dimitrov pushed his opponent to the limit and was eventually rewarded with a break, which allowed him to take the contest into a fifth and final set.

It was the perfect start for Dimitrov as he stormed to a 3-1 lead in the decider, leaving Dolgopolov to catch up, but the Bulgarian maintained his composure to earn two more breaks and eventually wrap up the match.

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