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Federer punctures Dimitrov surge to record 300th Grand Slam win

Johannesburg : World number three Roger Federer on Friday recorded his 300th career Grand Slam win and in the process reached the fourth round of the Australian Open with a thrilling four-set win over Grigor Dimitrov.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion claimed a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over the Bulgarian 27th seed to set up a clash against David Goffin for a quarterfinal spot, Sport24 reported.

Although Dimitrov displayed a spirited fightback to clinch the second set, the Bulgarian failed to maintain the intensity in the following two sets against the Swiss maestro at Rod Laver Arena. (ANI)

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