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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.

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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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