November 30, 2023

Nick Kyrgios defeats Wimbledon champion Andy Murray

The chaos which was created by an Australian firecracker continued in brutal fashion by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov as he annihilated defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.

With the dust still settling on 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios’s fourth-round demolition of world No.1 Rafael Nadal, Dimitrov caused the second seismic shock on Centre Court in the space of 24 hours by outclassing Murray 6-1 7-6(4) 6-2. The Briton’s shattering defeat means that two of the so-called Big Four in men’s tennis have departed in quick succession from the grass court grand slam, both walloped by members of a brash new generation of big hitters with no fear and scant regard for reputations.

“Everyone’s starting to get better,” a downbeat Murray said. “The younger guys are now obviously becoming more mature and improving all the time.”  For Murray however this is not “the toughest loss of (his) career,” that title would go to losing the final at the same place in 2012 against Roger Federer. He added that he has had “a good run here at Wimbledon over the past few years.”

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