World No. 1 Jannik Sinner beaten in Wimbledon quarterfinals by Daniil Medvedev after needing medical assessment in third set

World No. 1 Jannik Sinner has been knocked out of Wimbledon after losing his quarterfinal match against Russian Daniil Medvedev in five sets Tuesday.

Medvedev, the No. 5 seed, advances to his second Wimbledon semifinal with a 6-7 (9-7) 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 6-3 victory and is aiming to win his second grand slam after his success at the 2021 US Open.

Sinner, who rose to the top of the men’s tennis rankings after the French Open, had previously won the five past meetings against Medvedev. That included the Australian Open final earlier this year, when Sinner won his first grand slam title after coming back from two sets down.

Play was paused during their quarterfinal when Sinner, who looked unwell and had his pulse taken, left the court for a medical assessment when he was down a break in the third set after three games. The pair had split the first two sets.

There was what appeared to be a look of concern on the face of Sinner’s coach, Darren Cahill.

Following Sinner’s return after the timeout, the Italian would go on to break back, but it was Medvedev who took the third set tiebreak and a two-sets-to-one lead.

Sinner refused to go quietly, forcing a fifth set, but an early break by Medvedev gave the momentum back to the Russian.

Meanwhile, reigning Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz won his 12th consecutive match at the grass court grand slam, defeating Tommy Paul in four sets.

The American Paul took an early lead over the world No. 3 - earning the opening set 7-5 and went up a break in the following set - but was ultimately pegged back by the Spaniard.

The 21-one-year old Alcaraz grew stronger as the match carried on - a staple of his success – winning the match 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-2.

“I had to stay strong mentally at the beginning when I lost the first set,” Alcaraz said afterwards.

“It was kinda difficult for me a little bit but I know it is a really long journey. I am really happy to find the solutions and the good path.”

With his victory, Alcaraz advanced to the tournament’s semifinals and will face Medvedev on Friday. The pair played each other in the same round last year at Wimbledon with Alcaraz winning in straight sets.

Alcaraz, who won the French Open in June, advances to his sixth semifinal in his last seven majors.

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