11th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov has eliminated the defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in the men's quarterfinals on Wednesday in straight sets (6-1, 7-6, 6-2). The upset was stunning after Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years last year and is the 3rd seed this year. He was on top of his game in all the rounds leading up to today. After the match, Dimitrov said he "sensed" that Murray was off his game in the warmup. Murray never came close to finding his game the entire match.
The upset is the second in two days after Rafael Nadal was upset in the round of 16 by Nick Kyrgios. Murray double faulted five times in the match, including at break point while down 2-3 in the third set, already down two sets. He double faulted again to hand Dimitrov two match points. He converted on the second match point when Murray hit the ball into the net.
Murray hit 37 unforced errors to Dimitrov's 18. Dimitrov, the 23 year old from Bulgaria, also had better numbers (see the statistics here) in winners (32 to 24) and aces (10 to 5). Dimitrov has never been in a majors semifinal before. His previous best showing was the quarterfinals of the 2014 Australian Open.
Dimitrov will play the winner of the current match between Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic, which is currently tied one set each and four games each in the third set.