Dimitrov aiming high
Bulgarian prodigy Grigor Dimitrov set his sights on winning the AEGON Championships after clinching victory over ninth-seed Kevin Anderson.
Dimitrov recorded a 4-6 6-4 6-3 win over world number 30 Anderson to set up a semi-final against David Nalbandian at Queen's.
The 21-year-old, dubbed 'Baby Fed' for his likeness to Roger Federer, Bulgarian now wants to go all the way at the Wimbledon warm-up event and with each of the top five seeds out, he has every right to feel confident of clinching his maiden ATP World tour title.
"I think I can win it, sure," he said.
"Anything can happen once you get in the semis.
"You can expect anything at any time on grass. I just have to keep my feet on the ground."
Dimitrov struggled to deal with the power of his 6ft 8in opponent in the first set but gained more confidence and composure as the match went on, breaking Anderson twice in the final set to seal the win.
The win drew a standing ovation from the crowd on centre court, and a few tears from the engaging youngster.
"I got couple of tears," the world number 72 said.
"It was a good moment and I wanted to share it with the people that I love.
"My father was here, and I think it was a big moment for him too.
"It was for me, but I think it was more for him because of all that we have been through together.
"It was great and after I just wanted to thank him. It was an awesome experience for us."
Earlier in the day Yen-Hsun Lu beat third seed Janko Tipsarevic in his rain-delayed third round match before retiring hurt against Marin Cilic in his quarter-final clash due to a groin injury.
Tenth seed Nalbandian later came from a set down to beat Malisse 4-6 7-6 (7/2) 6-4 on court one while 2010 champion Sam Querrey beat Ivan Dodig 7-5 3-6 6-3 in yesterday's other quarter-final to set up a last-four clash with Cilic.