July 8, 2017 / 12:35 PM / 5 months ago

Dimitrov gets easy ride into fourth round

LONDON (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov enjoyed an easy one-hour workout to reach the Wimbledon fourth round on Saturday after his opponent, Dudi Sela, became the ninth player to retire from the men’s draw.

Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 8, 2017 Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov waves to the spectators after his third round match against Israel’s Dudi Sela REUTERS/Tony O'Brien

The Israeli needed attention on what appeared to be a groin injury and ended up going off court with the trainer at the end of the first set to receive treatment.

The 10-minute interruption failed to throw Dimitrov off stride and once he was up 6-1 6-1, Sela indicated he could no longer continue.

The Bulgarian 13th seed will face either title favourite and seven-times champion Roger Federer or Germany’s Mischa Zverev.

Reporting by Pritha Sarkar, editing by Clare Lovell

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