Wimbledon: Defending Champion Andy Murray Crashes Out in Quarterfinals

Defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray crashed out after losing to 11th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in straight sets in the quarterfinals.

updated: July 02, 2014 21:11 IST
  • Total Shares
Andy Murray exit
A day after Nadal's shock exit, Murray crashed out in the quarterfinals.

© AP

London: Andy Murray's reign as Wimbledon champion came to a stunning end as Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov clinched a sensational 6-1, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 victory in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Murray had hoped to become the first British man to successfully defend the Wimbledon title since Fred Perry in 1936, but the Scot was completely out-classed in a two-hour masterclass from 11th seed Dimitrov on Centre Court.

The 27-year-old's unexpected exit snapped his 17-match winning streak at the All England Club, a magical sequence which had brought him Olympic gold and a first Wimbledon title, and also ended his hopes of reaching a sixth consecutive semifinal at the grasscourt Grand Slam.

Show Full Article