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Medvedev sends Sinner crashing out at SW19

───   MORGAN PIEK 07:33 Wed, 10 Jul 2024

Medvedev sends Sinner crashing out at SW19 | News Article
Daniil Medvedev - AELTC/Chloe Knott

“You can’t beat Jannik easily. At one moment he was not feeling good but I knew that could change. You want to make him suffer a bit more – in a good way. But everything is well when it ends well, so I’m pretty happy.”

The world number five, Daniil Medvedev of Russia is into the semi-finals of Wimbledon following a big win on Centre Court.

Medvedev knocked out the world number one and Australian Open champion, Jannik Sinner, with a five-set win at the grass-court Grand Slam.

Medvedev needed exactly four hours to beat Sinner 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 2-6 and 6-3 to reach the semi-finals for the second time.

Following his win against the top-ranked player, Medvedev, said he had to grab his chance in the quarter-final when it came.

“This is my first time winning two matches on the Centre Court so this is a record already,” said the former world number one.

“You can’t beat Jannik easily. At one moment he was not feeling good but I knew that could change. 

“You want to make him suffer a bit more – in a good way. But everything is well when it ends well, so I’m pretty happy.”

In the second quarter-final, the defending champion, Carlos Alcaraz was tested during his four-set win against Tommy Paul of the USA.

Alcaraz beat Paul 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 and 6-2 to set up a semi-final with Medvedev.

Jasmine Paolini - AELTC/Chloe Knott

Meanwhile, in the women’s quarter-finals, Donna Vekic of Croatia beat Lulu Sun of New Zealand 5-7, 6-4 and 6-1, and she will face Italy's Jasmine Paolini in the semi-finals.

The French Open finalist, Paolini, in turn made light work of thumping the 19th seeded American, Emma Navarro 6-2 and 6-1.

On Wednesday in the women's quarter-finals, Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan will face Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, while Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia will be up against Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic.

In the men's quarter-finals, Alex De Minaur of Australia will face Novak Djokovic of Serbia, and Lorenzo Musetti of Italy will be in action against Taylor Fritz of the USA.

Morgan Piek OFM Sport

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