Though Wimbledon is just a single tournament, however, it stands out to be the biggest stage in Tennis.
For consecutive days on Center Court, some of the former World Champions were defeated by their juniors that didn’t even had a Grand Slam title before.
On Tuesday, the mayhem was created by a 19-year old Australian firecracker, Nick Kyrgios, who beat Rafael Nadal, the two time World Champion in the fourth round. Following this, on Wednesday, a 23-year old Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov thrashed Andy Murray, the defending champion, 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-2, in the quarterfinals.
The Briton’s shocking defeat indicates that the two of the supposed Big Four in men’s tennis have been eliminated in no time from the grasscourt grand slam. Both players were outclassed by associates of a mighty fresh generation of big players having no fear and less regard for reputation.
The defeatist Murray said, “Everyone’s starting to get better. The younger guys are now obviously becoming more mature and improving all the time.”
Furthermore, he said that loosing your top position is a separate thing, but to bear such a ruthless defeat on your own grass in front of Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Catherine, was especially annoying.
However, Murray said, “It’s not the toughest loss of my career; that was losing in the final here in 2012 (against Roger Federer). I’ve had a good run here at Wimbledon over the past few years. Obviously it’s disappointing for it to end like that.”
Moreover, Novak Djokovic, whom Andy Murray beat just a year ago, and finally ended his 77-year long wait of becoming a men’s Wimbledon champion, almost did it again after he beat the dangerous Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-1 3-6 6-7(4) 6-2 6-2 and confronted Dimitrov.