By Brant James, NASCAR Wire Service
Grigor Dimitrov booked a place in the semifinals of the ATP Finals with a resounding 6-0, 6-2 victory over David Goffin on Wednesday in London.
The 2012 U.S. Open champion has gotten off to a solid start to the new season with a tie for 17th in the Safeway Open and a tie for 20th in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. That gives him seven top-20 results in his last eight tournaments dating to the end of last season, including solo third in the Wyndham Championship before a tie for sixth in The Northern Trust and a tie for ninth in the BMW Championship. Simpson also tied for 13th in the Tour Championship and wound up 17th in the FedExCup point standings. He has four PGA Tour victories in his career and almost added another before losing on the second hole of a playoff to Ben Crane in 2011 on the Seaside Course in Sea Island, Ga., site to the RSM Classic this week. Simpson lost when his three-foot par putt on the second extra hole lipped out. He is playing in the event for the sixth time, and also tied for seventh in 2014.