World No.1 Jannik Sinner dumped out of Wimbledon in quarter-final thriller

World No.1 Jannik Sinner dumped out of Wimbledon in quarter-final thriller Jannik Sinner was on a collision course to face Carlos Alcaraz (Picture: Getty)

World No.1 Jannik Sinner has crashed out of Wimbledon with a quarter-final defeat to Russian fifth-seed Daniil Medvedev.

Sinner was on a collision course to face fellow young superstar Carlos Alcaraz in the last four, which would’ve been an absolute blockbuster semi-final in SW19.

Sinner and Alcaraz are the new poster boys of professional men’s tennis but it was fellow title hopeful Medvedev won 6-7 (7-9) 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 6-3 on Tuesday.

It means that the Russian has reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the second year in a row after his best run last year, as he eventually lost out to Alcaraz.

Medvedev will face Alcaraz again in this year’s semi-finals, after the current Wimbledon champion battled past Tommy Paul in his quarter-final match.

Alcaraz has won four of his six meetings with Medvedev and it will mark their third match together at Wimbledon in total.

The first time they played at the All England Club was in 2021 when Medvedev conjured up a 6-4 6-1 6-2 second-round win over the three-time major winner.

‘I knew if I want to beat Jannik it needs to be a tough match,’ Medvedev said in his in-court interview. ‘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.’

Quizzed about Sinner not feeling well during the match – which saw the Italian have his temperature and blood pressure checked – before he left the court and came back out, Medvedev added: ‘It’s actually very tough [when that happens].

‘One moment I could feel he didn’t move that well. It’s always tricky because you wanna play more points to make him suffer a bit more… In a good way!

‘At the same time you know that he at one point is gonna say ‘OK I can’t run anymore. So I’m gonna go full power.’ And that’s what he did. He had set points to win the third set. In a way I’d maybe prefer to not have this situation. Everything is well when it ends well. So I’m pretty happy.’

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