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Russian whizkid Daniil Medvedev KNOCKS OUT Stan Wawrinka on Day 1 of Wimbledon

Another great victory of young Russian tennis players in Wimbledon.

July 3 was a big day for Daniil Medvedev, ranked 49 in the world, who impressed at Eastbourne last week, as he grabbed his first Slam win:

“If somebody told me that I would win on Centre Court, not only play but win, I would say you were joking. So I’m very happy.”

Daniil Medvedev wins his first Grand Slam in Wimbledon

Wawrinka, winner of all previous Grand Slams, never made it past the quarter-final at SW19, crashed to a 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-1 defeat.

Stan Wawrinka after his defeat to Daniil Medvedev

The Swiss, 32, seemed rather uncomfortable against his 21-year-old rival from Moscow who laid down ten aces to triumph in 2 hours 13 minutes.

Daniil Medvedev and Stan Wawrinka after the first round

After winning, the young Russian star kissed the Centre Court turf and said:

“It’s my first Grand Slam win, at Wimbledon, my favourite tournament, so I had to kiss the grass. Normally people do it when they win the Slam – I did it when I won my first Slam match!”

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