Top seed Jannik Sinner was eliminated from the Wimbledon tournament after losing to Russian Daniil Medvedev in five sets in the quarter-finals.

The No. 5 seed, Medvedev, advances to his second Wimbledon semi-final after winning 6-7 (9-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-3. Following his triumph at the US Open in 2021, Medvedev hopes to win his second grand slam.

Sinner rose to the top of the men’s tennis rankings after the French Open and had won his five past matches against Medvedev, which included the Australian Open final earlier this year.  

Highlights of the match 

The quarter-final match was halted when Sinner looked as if he was about to get sick. The athlete then left the court to have his pulse taken and undergo a medical assessment. The first two sets were split. 

Sinner then returned after the timeout and would go on to break back, but Medvedev overcame the third-set tiebreak and had a lead of two sets to one. The No. 1 forced a fifth set, but his opponent gained his momentum back and won the match. 

In other related news, current Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz defeated Tommy Paul in four sets and won his 12th consecutive match at the grass-court grand slam. The 21-one-year-old athlete won with an impressive record of 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.

After his victory, Alcaraz said: “I had to stay strong mentally at the beginning when I lost the first set… It was kinda difficult for me a little bit but I know it is a really long journey. I am really happy to find the solutions and the good path.”

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Source: CNN

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