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Daniil Medvedev defeats World No. 1 Jannik Sinner in Wimbledon quarterfinals

Daniil Medvedev during quarterfinal round at the US Open Championships at Billie Jean King Tennis Center in New York on September 6^ 2023

No. 5 seeded Daniil Medvedev eliminated World No. 1 Jannik Sinner in a five-set, 4 hour match in Tuesday’s quarterfinals match at Wimbledon, winning 6–7, 6–4, 7–6, 2–6, 6–3.

Sinner fired 17 aces, converted 3 of 6 break points and totaled 61 winners and 45 unforced errors in Tuesday’s loss, and throughout the match he appeared unwell (even leaving the court for a medical assessment in the third set). Medvedev dropped the first set before roaring back in the victory over Sinner on Centre Court.

Russia’s Medvedev will play at the semifinals for the second year in a row at Wimbledon, with only one major title to his name, the 2021 U.S. Open title. Medvedev has played in three Australian Open finals, including against Sinner at the Australian Open this year; he said on the ESPN broadcast: “It is very tough because I could feel he wasn’t moving that well. You can’t beat Jannik easy. 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 — and at the same time you know at one point he is going to think he can’t run anymore and will go full power and that is what he did. He had set points to win the third set. In a way I would have preferred to not have this situation, but everything is well when it ends well, so I’m pretty happy.”

Medvedev will meet No. 3 seeded Carlos Alcaraz of Spain in the semifinals; Alcaraz beat No. 12 Tommy Paul of the United States 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.  The Spaniard is the defending champion, and previously beat Medvedev in a Wimbledon 2023 semifinal.

Wimbledon quarterfinal coverage will resume at 8 a.m. EDT Wednesday on ESPN. No. 2 Novak Djokovic of Serbia will face No. 9 Alex de Minaur of Australia in the first men’s semifinal; while No. 12 Taylor Fritz of the United States will take on No. 25 Lorenzo Musetti of Italy in the final men’s quarterfinal.

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