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Defending champion Andy Murray loses at Wimbledon

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  • Andy Murray reacts Wednesday after missing a point against Grigor Dimitrov during their men's quarterfinal match at Wimbledon.

      Andy Murray reacts Wednesday after missing a point against Grigor Dimitrov during their men's quarterfinal match at Wimbledon.
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The silence at centre court made abundantly clear that andy murray's time as wimbledon champion was coming to a close. out of sorts from the start of his quarterfinal against up-and-coming grigor dimitrov on wednesday, murray -- who in 2013 ended britain's 77-year wait for one of its own to win the men's title at the all england club -- sailed an awkward backhand slice long to fall behind by a set and a break.

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