Grigor Dimitrov shows major respect for Cameron Norrie ahead of Indian Wells clash

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Grigor Dimitrov shows major respect for Cameron Norrie ahead of Indian Wells clash

Former world No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov admitted it wasn't easy for him after losing the opening set against Hubert Hurkacz but he was glad that he managed to recover and pull off a comeback win. Dimitrov, now ranked at No.

28 in the world, recovered from a set down to beat No. 8 seed Hurkacz 3-6 6-4 7-6 (2) to reach the Indian Wells Masters semifinal. “I stayed in it,” Dimitrov said in his on-court interview. “Especially after that first set it was very hard for me to find my range today.

I was a little bit tired from yesterday and didn’t feel I really had enough time to rest and push, but I still felt and I knew I had something in me. I knew that I had to step up and be a little bit more aggressive. “I started reading his serve a little bit more and I had a few more looks.

I kept trying and believing and I think that made the difference”.

Dimitrov enjoying his best tournament of the season

Dimitrov is starting to find his form and game as he has been through to back-to-back semifinals.

Earlier this month, Dimitrov made the San Diego Open semifinal before losing to eventual champion Casper Ruud. “I am trying to get back to a good rhythm of tennis and living and being pain free with my body,” Dimitrov said.

“Waking up and feeling my body is there gives me confidence. I am really enjoying my everyday life”. Dimitrov's opponent in the Indian Wells semifinal will be Cameron Norrie, who has made five ATP finals this year.

“I am definitely not surprised to see Cameron Norrie in the semi-finals,” Dimitrov added. “He has been playing great, very good matches. He is a very dangerous opponent and very crafty. It is not going to be an easy match my end”.