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Sport Wawrinka stuns Dimitrov at Wimbledon

22:10  02 july  2018
22:10  02 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Stan Wawrinka fought back to stun sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the Wimbledon first round and claim his biggest victory since having knee surgery.

Stan's the man: Stan Wawrinka returns to Grigor Dimitrov © Provided by AFP Stan's the man: Stan Wawrinka returns to Grigor Dimitrov Three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka stunned Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov 1-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 to reach the Wimbledon second round on Monday.

Wawrinka, whose ranking has slumped to 225 after knee surgery, had lost his last four matches against Dimitrov, a semi-finalist in 2014.

But at the same tournament where he played what proved to be his last match of 2017, the 33-year-old was rejuvenated.

"It's a great feeling to win like this on Centre Court," said Wawrinka, twice a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon.

"I was moving well and feeling good.

"I knew it would be tough to beat a player like Grigor so my goal was to fight and focus."

Wawrinka will next face Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano.

Djokovic beats darkness to reach quarter-finals .
Novak Djokovic was kept waiting in the wings till after 7pm local time before he could start swinging his racket against Russia's Karen Khachanov at Wimbledon on Monday. © REUTERS/Andrew Boyers Wimbledon But there was no stopping the Serb once he made it on to Court One as he romped to a 6-4 6-2 6-2 win to reach the quarter-finals for a 10th time.With Kevin Anderson taking almost 3-1/2 hours to tame French showman Gael Monfils in the previous match, Djokovic knew he had about two hours of daylight left if he wanted to avoid coming back on Tuesday's rest day to finish off the contest.

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