Grigor Dimitrov issues tough injury update after heartbreaking Wimbledon retirement

Dimitrov slipped on the grass before retiring his Wimbledon match to Daniil Medvedev.

by Dzevad Mesic
Grigor Dimitrov issues tough injury update after heartbreaking Wimbledon retirement
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Grigor Dimitrov has issued an injury update three days after heartbreakingly being forced to retire from his Wimbledon match and it's not good since the Bulgarian has contracted an abductor tear in his leg and he is set to miss some time. 

After successfully making it past his opening three matches at Wimbledon, Dimitrov set up a round-of-16 meeting against Daniil Medvedev. When the match started, No. 10 seed Dimitrov was looking great as he opened an early 3-0 lead. But shortly after going up by an early break, the 33-year-old Bulgarian slipped on the grass and injured his leg. 

After Medvedev won four consecutive games to overturn an early deficit and go 4-3 up, Dimitrov received a medical timeout at the changeover. Unfortunately, the treatment didn't help as Dimitrov lost the following game and retired after the Russian opened a 5-3 first-set lead.

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Grigor Dimitrov© Getty Images Sport - Francois Nel

Dimitrov's injury update 

"Hi Everyone. I wanted to give a little update on my end. After some tests and scans my doctor informed me that I have an abductor tear in my left leg. I am going to need to take a little time off, but am already starting on the rehab. Can't thank you all enough for the nice notes of support over the past weeks. Looking forward to getting back out there!" Dimitrov wrote in a message posted on his Instagram Story.

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Grigor Dimitrov announcement© Grigor Dimitrov - Instagram

For Dimitrov - who made his first and lone Wimbledon semifinal exactly 10 years ago - it was certainly disappointing to see his 2024 Wimbledon campaign end in such a way, especially after he was playing so well and looking like someone who could potentially contend for the title. 

Instead, it was Medvedev who made the quarterfinal. And since then, Medvedev also upset world No. 1 Jannik Sinner to set up a Wimbledon semifinal against Carlos Alcaraz. 

When it comes to Dimitrov, the hope is that he manages to recover soon and gets fully healthy for the US Open. 

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