Reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray fell to Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinal of the tennis tournament on Wednesday.

Andy Morray Loses To Grigor Dimitrov

Bulgaria’s Dimitrov beat Scotland’s Murray in a three set match, 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Though Dimitrov was the underdog coming into the match, he’d previously beaten Murray in Mexico. He also took the top spot at London’s pre-Wimbledon grass-court event, the Aegon Championships.

Coming into the quarterfinals, Murray, 27, hadn’t lost a set at the tournament. On the Wimbledon courts, he’d won his last 17 matches, including those played during the 2012 Summer Olympics. He was a third seed in the tournament, while Dimitrov is the 11th seed.

Murray doesn’t begrudge Dimitrov the win, admitting that the 23-year-old rising star played the better game, and that he failed to meet, let alone exceed, his efforts.

“My start of the match was poor, and that gave him confidence,” Murray said, according to The New York Times. “When I got back into the second set, that was my opportunity. The momentum was switching — I couldn’t do it.

Murray added, “He was the better player from start to finish.”

In the semifinals, Dimitrov will play Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, who defeated Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2.


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