What is the meaning of precipice in the sentence below and also the complete meaning of the sentence?
I believe precipice has negative connotations attached to it- a precarious condition or a situation of great peril. But in the given sentence 'precipice' does not have a negative connotation as far as my understanding goes. If not, what other words or phrases can substitute 'precipice' in the given sentence?
On Wednesday, Dimitrov beat Murray in a straight-sets quarterfinal, lifting himself to the precipice of his first Grand Slam final.