Dimitrov stuns Wawrinka to reach Queens final
“I was really down after the French Open, I didn’t touch a racquet for five days,” said the world No 13. “I ran 25 miles the whole week, to flush myself out. “That eventually put me in a really good position where I was really positive for that week, and the next thing you know I’m in the final. CEST Sport EN Grigor Dimitrov stunned top seed Stanislas Wawrinka to win in Saturday’s Queens semi-final and set up an intriguing clash with Feliciano Lopez. “It was a good timing for me to have a few days off, leave everything aside and calm myself down. “I proved not only to everyone, but mainly to myself that I bounce back pretty good.” “So it took a lot of courage for me to come right out here and find my way through every day, with that stinging pain from the French Open. “Clay is tiring; it’s also a lot of emotions, and a fair bit of travelling. The Bulgarian said he had stopped playing tennis for five days to recover after his first round Roland Garros exit. Upd. at 22:24 “I was excited about it, it was just free – then obviously after that the improvisation started to come and you start to be more creative. “I love being here, practising around the area, getting out on the Tube or taking a taxi, it’s felt pretty cool. 14/06/2014 “I had all those days to go back to basics and find another inspiration. “It was just painful, I kept dwelling on it every day, but at the same time that pushed me into those hard sessions on and off the court. “I was ready in Paris, expecting to really perform, but that loss took a lot out of me. He beat the Swiss star 6-2, 6-4 to set up his date in the final.