He took care of Portas but that was very close unfortunately, hopefully he can continue his form and make his 1st semi final of the year, it's bad that the winner of Rome last year, has to play here, but it's a start, so vamos Felix.
Felix made the semis which is a good thing, and I hope he can take this title.
There is a minute audio in English from him after his match with Portas.
Mantilla: "Well first of all I'm really happy to have won this match. It was an unbelievably tough match. We know our games very well but he always plays very well against me. If he played like that everytime he would be much better ranked."
"I don't have the big serve that someone like Safin has. I'm smaller, but I have a big heart and a lot of courage. That's why I've played well all my career. The last year, for some reasons, my motivaiton went down and I didn't play with that same courage that I showed today. Two weeks ago I said I must play two or three more years but playing every match giving everything I had."
“ On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".
Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".
Another quarter final appearance, that means some more points for him, and he has Palermo and maybe he can make another quarter final and at least he is back in the top 100 now, and he will make the main draws of the Slams.