Defending champion Andy Murray has been eliminated from Wimbledon after a 6-1, 7-6, 6-2 thrashing at the hands of Bulgaria’s eleventh seed Grigor Dimitrov on Centre Court on Wednesday. Dimitrov advances to a semi-final meeting with the winner of the Novak Djokovic-Marin Cilic clash. After the end of Murray’s reign top seed Novak Djokovic and seven-times champion Roger Federer advanced to the semi-finals.
Djokovic needed all five sets to see off Marin Cilic. The Serb took the match 6-1, 3-6, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a final four showdown against Dimitrov. Federer lost the first set 6-3 to countryman Stanislas Wawrinka but stormed back to take the match 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 to secure a semi-final against either Milos Raonic or wildcard wonder Nick Kyrgios of Australia.
In the ladies’ singles Simona Halep continued her good form at the All England Club. The Romanian third seed thrashed Germany’s Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-0 to move into the final four where she will meet Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard. The Canadian took care of Angelique Kerber in London 6-3, 6-4.