Andy loses out to Dimitrov in Wimbledon Quarter Finals
Andy has lost out to Grigor Dimitrov on Centre Court to end his Wimbledon title defence in the quarter-finals.
Dimitrov, 23, played strongly to win 6-1 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 in two hours and one minute.
Murray had recovered from two sets down at the same stage last year, but Dimitrov was a tougher proposition than Fernando Verdasco. There was a sense of inevitability when the Briton double-faulted to drop serve in game six of the third set, and another double fault brought up two match points for Dimitrov two games later.
Andy saw off the first with the kind of forehand winner he had been searching for all afternoon, but he could only find the net moments later and his reign as champion was over.
“My start to the match was poor,” said Andy. “I started the match badly and I think that gave him confidence. I should have done a better job at the beginning of the match of making it tougher for him, and I didn’t manage to do that. Also, when I got back into the second set, that was my opportunity there.”