New Delhi: In one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon this season, defending champion Andy Murray has bowed out of Men’s Singles in the quarter-final.
American Sam Querrey knocked him out in five sets 3-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1, 6-1.
Another top contender and second seed Novak Djokovic also made the exit in the quarterfinal yesterday, when he retired after one set and two games against Tomas Berdych. The Serb was down 6-7 0-2 in the match before leaving it.
However, 18-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer tamed Canadian Milos Raonic in three sets 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 to make his way to his 12th Wimbledon semi-final. In another quarter-final match, seventh seed Marin Cilic of Croatia saw off Gilles Muller in five sets 3-6 7-6 7-5 5-7 6-1 to advance to the last four stage.
In the Women’s Singles semi-final today, Johanna Konta has history in her sights, as the world number seven bids to become the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon final for 40 years when she faces her childhood idol Venus Williams.
In the other semi-final, former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza faces Slovakian world number 87 Magdalena Rybarikova.
In the Mixed Doubles, duo of Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski advanced to the quarter-finals, while Sania Mirza partnering Ivan Dodig bowed out in the third round yesterday.