Grigor Dimitrov spoke about his relationship with Roger Federer. They have had the same agent, Tony Godsick for years. The Bulgarian player said: "I know everybody on tour. There's no difference. In the past we've played.
We've practiced quite a bit against each other, especially in the past weeks. Played couple exhibitions here and there. Clearly we know each other pretty well. I don't know. It's a great moment to be at. I think it's a great opportunity for both of us to be out here, I would say.
It's the US Open court. Hopefully we have a great battle and we can produce some great tennis." On one thing that clicked in the US Open, Dimitrov added: "I think one of the things I would say is very important to me is with every match you kind of build up a momentum, you're starting to find your grip, your way around the court.
I started playing on Court 11, so that was not the easiest thing to do, going from a small court to bigger court to bigger court. Again, those are the steps you need to take in order to push through that barrier. For me, that's the most important thing, putting in the right work every single day, whether you're playing or not.
That's what I've been doing, whether it's an off day or the walkover in the second round. Whatever it is, I kept on going forward, just tried to look in that particular moment what I can do well, what I can do better.
You put that little brick every single day. You control the things that you can control. That's what I've been focusing on the most."