Who will stand out among the four quarter-finals in SkiStar Swedish Open?A feisty Spanish battle between last year’s finalist Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco, fan’s favorite Grigor Dimitrov versus the Argentine clay-court specialist Juan Monaco, or world number six Tomas Berdych against former junior number one Thiemo de Bakker.*The entertaining Grigor Dimitrov has impressed us most of all with his mental strength. His footwork and timing has not been the same as we are used to, and the two wins he has can be described as pure fighting efforts even though he has shown glimpses of brilliant technique. Dimitrov needs to get out more of his potential in order to succeed clay-court specialist Juan Monaco.
Hoping Grigor will step more into his backhand and get more depth on it tomorrow - it will help him play more offensively. He served really well today and hit his spots - hopefully he can repeat that again tomorrow. He's got a good chance of beating Verdasco...should be a good match!
disappointed he lost. He played a good match but has to cut out the errors at crucial times. That was the only difference between the players. Grigor did pretty well considering how much spin Verdasco hits with and how often he attacked Grigors backhand.
So close today, defended his points but got to feel like it was a big chance missed to pick up his first title.