Result: Andy Murray crashes out in Wimbledon quarter-finals

Britain's Andy Murray reacts to losing a point against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov during their men's singles quarter-final match on day nine of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2014
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Defending champion Andy Murray is eliminated from Wimbledon at the quarter-final stage courtesy of a five-set defeat to Sam Querrey.

Defending champion Andy Murray has been dumped out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals courtesy of a five-set defeat to Sam Querrey this afternoon.

The big-serving American came through 3-6 6-4 (4)6-7 6-1 6-1 to pick up the biggest victory of his career, sealing his place in the semi-finals at SW19 in the process.

It all started well for Murray as fears that he would struggle against Querrey's serve initially proved unfounded, breaking at the first available opportunity and going on to serve out the opening set in less than half an hour.

The world number one looked to be in control once again when he broke Querrey in the seventh game of the second set too, but this time the American hit straight back with two breaks of his own, winning the final three games to level things up at one set apiece.

Murray was again the first to break in the third set, doing so in the very first game, but Querrey was matching the Scot every step of the way and saved himself with a break of his own while Murray was serving for the set.

That forced a tie-break, although Querrey made a number of unforced errors to quickly fall 6-1 behind before Murray wrapped up the third with his fourth set point.

The two-time Wimbledon champion then began the fourth set with a love game, but it was downhill from that point on and Querrey strung together three consecutive breaks to win the next six games and claim the set in just 23 minutes.

The world number 28 extended that run of consecutive games to nine with another early break in the decider and, while Murray finally got on the board in the fourth game of the set, it proved to be a minor show of defiance and it again took Querrey less than half an hour to win the fifth and clinch the match in the process.

Querrey will now face either Gilles Muller or Marin Cilic in the semi-final - the first of his career at a Grand Slam.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,465
3Switzerland Roger Federer6,545
4Serbia Novak Djokovic6,325
5Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka6,140
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,075
7Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
8Japan Kei Nishikori3,740
9Canada Milos Raonic3,310
10Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,160
11Alexander Zverev3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,805
13Belgium David Goffin2,605
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,570
15Pablo Carreno Busta2,350
16France Gael Monfils2,275
17Lucas Pouille2,255
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,245
19United States Jack Sock2,245
20United States John Isner2,045