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Wimbledon's giant-slayers

Published on Jul 3, 2014 6:26 PM

Football fans may be raving over the unpredictability of this year’s World Cup, but tennis fans are also having their fair share of mouth-watering upsets at the Wimbledon Championships, which ends on July 6.

We pick five of the best upsets and tell you about the players that made history.


Grigor Dimitrov, 23, Bulgaria
World ranking: 13

Before his cool and precise demolition of Wimbledon's defending champion Andy Murray on July 2, Dimitrov was probably best known for being the other-half of glamorous tennis queen Maria Sharapova, and the former beau of current world No. 1 Serena Williams.

Now it looks like the player, who was born in Haskovo in southern Bulgaria, is finally gaining recognition for his steady climb to the top, culminating in a stunning 6-1 7-6 6-2 defeat of Murray in the quarter-finals. This makes Dimitrov the first Bulgarian man throught to a Grand Slam semi-final.

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