Wimbledon: Daniil Medvedev stunned by Hubert Hurkacz in a five-set last-16 thriller – Asia Despatch

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Daniil Medvedev stunned by Hubert Hurkacz in a five-set last 16 thriller at Wimbledon… as No 2 seed crashes out and his Polish opponent moves on to face Roger Federer in quarter-finals

  • Daniil Medvedev is out of Wimbledon after losing to Hubert Hurkacz in five sets
  • The match resumed on Tuesday on Centre Court with Medvedev leading the tie 
  • Hurkacz broke the Russian twice in quick session to take control of the match
  • The Polish 14th seed will now take on Roger Federer in the quarter-final tie
  • Medvedev has spurned the chance to become men’s world No 1 this summer

Wimbledon second seed Daniil Medvedev suffered a shock fourth round exit at the hands of 14th seed Hubert Hurkacz, who will take on Roger Federer in his first Grand Slam quarter-final. 

The round of 16 match resumed on Tuesday in the middle of a fourth set, with Medvedev leading by two sets to one, but Polish player Hurkacz snatched a break to take the Centre Court clash to a decider. 

Hurkacz then claimed another break at the beginning of the fifth set and managed a third break of the afternoon in the final game to knock out the Russian via a 2-6 7-6 3-6 6-3 6-3 victory. 

Second seed Daniil Medvedev is out of Wimbledon after losing in five sets to Hubert Hurkacz

The 14th seed will now move on to the quarter-finals where he will take on Roger Federer

Medvedev, 25, won just three out of the 11 games on Centre Court on Tuesday, and has now spurned a chance to become men’s No 1 this summer. 

The Russian needed to win the tournament and hope Novak Djokovic lost before the men’s singles final. 

Djokovic meanwhile, moved into the last eight of the tournament via a comfortable straight sets victory over Cristian Garin, and the Serbian will now take on Hungarian challenger Marton Fucsovics. 

The Russian struggled after resuming on Centre Court, winning just three out of the 11 games

The Russian struggled after resuming on Centre Court, winning just three out of the 11 games

Meanwhile, Hurkacz’s quarter-final with Federer will take place tomorrow. The Polish player had never been beyond the second round of a Grand Slam before this tournament but will take one of the greatest players to play at SW19. 

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Federer beat 23rd seed Lorenzo Sonego from Italy in straight sets on Monday, before confessing he has an ‘unfair advantage’ over his last eight opponent. 

‘It is not fair for anyone,’ Federer said after beating Sonego.

‘I have been in these situations before – but these guys are young and they can recover! Unfortunately they are very, very good too.’

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