Daniil Medvedev knocks World No. 1 Jannik Sinner out of Wimbledon in riveting 4-hour quarterfinal battle

World No. 1 Jannik Sinner crashed out of Wimbledon 2024 after losing to 5th seed Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

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In a gripping quarter-final battle, Daniil Medvedev knocked top seed Jannik Sinner out of Wimbledon 2024. The contest went on for five sets and eventually, the former World No. 1 claimed a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-3 win on Centre Court to advance to the semi-finals for the second consecutive year.

It was sweet revenge for Medvedev, who lost to Sinner in the Australian Open final earlier this year. Medvedev is yet to make an appearance in the finals of Wimbledon. The Russian will face the winner of the match between defending champion Carlos Alcaraz and Tommy Paul on Friday.

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He’s not anymore a guy you can beat easy - Medvedev after the match 

Sinner was considered one of the favourites to win the tournament. He came to England on the back of the French Open Championship and last month's victory in Halle. However, 5th seed Medvedev outplayed the Italian, who had won all five of their previous meetings.

“It’s my first time winning 2 matches on Centre Court at Wimbledon so… Usually I would either win 1 or 0. So this is a record already,” Medvedev said during the on-court interview after the match.

“I knew if I want to beat Jannik it needs to be a tough match. He’s not anymore a guy you can beat easy. I felt at one moment He wasn’t feeling good but I knew it could get away. He started playing better. I’m happy I managed to still stay at a high level. It was great points and a great match. I’m happy to win and I’m looking forward,” he added.

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Medvedev now became one of only four men to beat a world number one three or more times at a Grand Slam. The other three on the list are Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka. Notably, the 28-year-old is all set for his ninth Grand Slam semifinal appearance.

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