Melbourne: Grigor Dimitrov became the first Bulgarian man to qualify for a Grand Slam quarter-final at the Australian Open on Monday and said he fancied his chances against next opponent Rafael Nadal. (Click here for latest on Australian Open)
The 22nd seed, nicknamed "Baby Fed" because his game resembles Roger Federer's, ousted unseeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in two hours 24 minutes on Margaret Court Arena.
The 22-year-old, who is dating Maria Sharapova, will face 13-time Grand Slam champion Nadal in the last eight on Wednesday. "We all know that he has won tons of slams. He's been a tremendous competitor. He's Rafa. We all know him," Dimitrov said. (Related: Sharapova knocked out | Who is Sharapova?)