Wimbledon 2017: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga eliminated, Grigor Dimitrov enters last 16
Sam Querrey got the better of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in just five minutes during their delayed round three game while Grigor Dimitrov also entered Round 4 after Dudi Sela pulled out due to injury.tennis Updated: Jul 08, 2017 18:27 IST
Sam Querrey needed just five minutes to book his place in the Wimbledon last 16 as the American 24th seed finished off his delayed third round clash with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Querrey and Tsonga had to come back to play the remainder of the final set on Saturday after their marathon tie was halted due to bad light late on Friday evening.
With Tsonga on serve, Querrey immediately broke to seal a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-5 victory over the French 12th seed.
“I’ve been in this situation a couple of times before. It’s kind of strange we ended on one game,” Querrey said.
“It’s really the most anti-climactic way to finish a match. It’s a little bit of a bummer.”
Querrey, who shocked Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon last year, faces South Africa’s Kevin Anderson for a place in the quarter-finals.
Grigor Dimitrov had an easy ride into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday when Dudi Sela was forced to pull out with an injury.
Israeli Sela, who had been struggling, quit after losing the second set, with the score at 6-1, 6-1 on Court Three.
Sela received treatment on his inner right thigh and battled on but eventually decided enough was enough.
It was the 11th retirement so far at Wimbledon -- nine in the men’s draw and two in the women’s, notably that of Bethanie Mattek-Sands who suffered an horrific knee injury on court.
Dimitrov, 26, the Bulgarian 13th seed, is through to the fourth round for just the second time in his career.
The 2008 Wimbledon junior champion will meet either Roger Federer or Mischa Zverev on Monday for a place in the quarter-finals.
First Published: Jul 08, 2017 18:26 IST