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Wimbledon: Russia's Daniil Medvedev stuns Wawrinka

Wawrinka was outgunned by Russian Daniil Medvedev in the first round at Wimbledon Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Web Team London, United Kingdom Jul 04, 2017, 01.48 AM (IST)

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka lost in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday against Russia's Daniil Medvedev.

Wawrinka already plagued with a knee injury went down fighting in four sets  6-4 3-6 6-4 6-1 against his resurgent Russian opponent.

21-year-old Medvedev took just over two hours to outlast Wawrinka who had reached the French Open final just two weeks ago where he lost to Nadal.

After the match, a disappointed Wawrinka said, "I have no words to describe this. I guess this memory will be with me forever."

"I wasn't feeling the way I wanted to feel," he said. 

"But I played against a great player who I think was confident today, was playing well, was playing faster. It was a tough loss."

Medvedev fired  10 aces during the two-hour battle to put the game beyond Wawrinka.

"It was just something special. I don't know how to explain it," Medvedev said after beating the third seed Wawrinka.

Medvedev will meet 124th-ranked Belgian Ruben Bemelmans in the next round.


On Day 1 of Wimbledon 2017, Wawrinka suffered an upset, while Murray and the five-times Wimbledon champion Venus Williams stormed through to the second round (WION,WION Web Team)



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