No making up the numbers for Grigor Dimitrov


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Grigor Dimitrov says he is in it to win it at the ATP World Tour Finals after thrashing David Goffin in London.

The Bulgarian claimed a 6-0 6-2 victory in an hour and 15 minutes and is now through to the semi-finals at the O2 with a game to spare.

“You get a few days out of the year that whatever you touch turns to gold, and that was the first set,” said Dimitrov after his victory, as reported by the BBC.

He added: “It’s a special win for me. My movement was great, I was reading the game really well and believing in my shots.

The next thing you know the match is over. I felt I could have played more.”

Dimitrov faces Pablo Carreno Busta, who replaced the injured Rafael Nadal, in his last round-robin match on Friday before the semi-finals and is already guaranteed a place in the last four.

The 26-year-old says his target was to progress beyond the groups before the tournament started but now Dimitrov feels he is a genuine title contender.

He said: “My goal was to reach the weekend, every match is very important to me. I am not here just to participate.”

Dimitrov is 1.20 to beat Carreno-Busta or 1.67 to win 2-0. The world number six is 6.00 to win the ATP World Tour Finals outright.

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