Another Pommie Drought Begins: Murray Exits Wimbledon

Published on 2-Jul-2014 by J Square Humboldt

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Another Pommie Drought Begins: Murray Exits Wimbledon

Scotsman Andy Murray made the 2013 Wimbledon men's singles an historic event.

He became the first British citizen to win it in 77 years.

Today, Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov put a capper on any thought of a Murray repeat. He ousted the No 3 seed in straight sets, 6-1, 7-6, 6-2.

Dimitrov was obviously pleased with his feat, but remained understated because Novak Djokovic now awaits him.

Murray does have a few decent seasons left in his career, but currently, he is it as far as British tennis is concerned. The next-highest ranking from the home countries is No 143 Daniel Evans. All 5-9 and 165lb of him.

Dimitrov, the No 11 seed at Wimbledon, only needed to dispose of No 21 Alexandr Dolgopolov to get to Murray. Now, he faces the imposing Djokovic, the tourney's top seed, who got a spirited challenge from Marin Čilić before prevailing, 6-1,3-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-2. Stamina counts.

Meanwhile, until another contender comes out of nowhere, the English can only fantasize about future glories.