Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams through, Wawrinka sinks Dimitrov – live!


With a look of something verging on pure terror in his eyes, the sixth-seeded Dimitrov steps up to serve. He knows how defeat is going to look and he seems powerless to avoid a grisly fate. The game goes to 15-all. But two errors from Dimitrov gift Wawrinka two match points. He can’t take the first, netting a slice. But Dimitrov makes the same mistake as he did when facing set point in the third set: he challenges Wawrinka to pass him with a backhand. Er, Grigor? Hello? Do you know who you’re playing? Grigor? Anyone there? He attacks the net and Wawrinka picks him off to seal an unlikely victory, much to the delight of the crowd on Centre Court! That is gutsy in the extreme from Wawrinka, who looked down and out after the first set, and very embarrassing for the ever unreliable Dimitrov.

Stan Wawrinka holds to love to lead 1-6, 7-6, 7-6, 5-4 on Centre Court. Grigor Dimitrov will hold to keep the match alive.

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Written by Jacob Steinberg at Wimbledon, with Ben Fisher (for a bit)
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