Tiafoe Comes of Age with Win over Dimitrov

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Bulgaria: Tiafoe Comes of Age with Win over Dimitrov

Tiafoe marked his 21st birthday on Sunday with another power-packed display to reach the quarter- finals of the Australian Open - by far his best ever performance in a Grand Slam tournament.

And the self-confessed huge basketball fan once again emulated his hero, Le Bron James, with a celebration straight out of the LA Lakers' Arena after he saw off the 20th seed, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.

"It means the world, I worked my ass off man," a teary Tiafoe said after the match.

Tiafoe has been on a roll in Melbourne and his win on Sunday was a coming of age event in more ways than one as he downed Dimitrov 7-5, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5.

There were few clues early in this game that Tiafoe would have such a momentous victory. Dimitrov served out the first game to love after the American had won the toss but elected to receive - a rather unusual choice at this level of the game. 

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