Dimitrov retires against Medvedev due to injury

Grigor Dimitrov ended his participation at this year's edition of Wimbledon after being forced to withdraw due to injury in his round of 16 clash with Daniil Medvedev at 5-3 in favor of the Russian in the first set.

The Bulgarian, who qualified for the fourth round of the tournament in London after a clear victory over French veteran Gael Monfils, started strongly against the fifth seed and pulled away with 3-0. Gradually, however, Medvedev recovered after the difficult start and broke back. After conceding another break in the seventh, Dimitrov called for a medical timeout due to a fall earlier in the match. Bulgaria's first racket played the next game, which went to his opponent's expense, and then decided to quit as his movement around the court was visibly hampered.

The match lasted just 35 minutes, and it is definitely a disappointing end for the 33-year-old from Haskovo, who had hopes of going far in the competition, like in 2014 when he played in the semi-finals.

For his part, Medvedev is in the quarterfinals, where he will meet world number 1 Jannik Sinner, who earlier today overcame American Ben Shelton in three sets. Medvedev and Sinner have 11 matches between them, with the balance being 6-5 in favor of the Russian. Curiously, Daniil won the first six matches with the Italian, but Sinner took the next five, the last of which was in the semi-finals of the Miami Masters. | BGNES