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