Novak Djokovic tight-lipped on shoulder injury ahead of Wimbledon quarter-final

Novak Djokovic tight-lipped on shoulder injury ahead of Wimbledon quarter-final

Novak Djokovic tight-lipped on shoulder injury ahead of Wimbledon quarter-final

In the tie break, Mannarino won both points on Djokovic's serve then revisited his leaping backhand-only this time he carved under the ball for a creative drop shot victor opening a 4-2 lead.

In a statement, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) said: "The court preparation has been to exactly the same meticulous standard as in previous years".

Wimbledon chief Richard Lewis insists placing more men's matches on the tournament's show courts is not favouritism but simply reflects what spectators want to see. On Friday, American Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered an horrific knee injury.Reigning champion Andy Murray has complained about the condition of the courts at Wimbledon, adding his name to a growing list of players who have voiced concerns. "I'm trying to play my best".

However, the second seed took a medical timeout in the third set to receive further attention on his right shoulder, which had been subject to physio treatment at the previous changeover. Speaking after the match, the second seed said: "It's something I've been dragging back and forth for a while now".

He will play 11th seeded Tomas Berdych in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Thursday.

Djokovic needed three set points to finally put the Frenchman away in the first set, though, eventually claiming it 6-2. It is what it is.

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The four women's quarterfinals matches are also on the schedule, with five-time champion Venus Williams facing Jelena Ostapenko and Johanna Konta against Simona Halep on Centre Court after Djokovic. "So I try to just be in this moment and look forward to next challenge". "I haven't dropped a set yet on grass this season either here or in Eastbourne. I didn't feel it was risky but I felt like it was very soft and slow".

"That year he beat me in [the] semis I think", Djokovic said. "He's an established top-10 player".

I watched the final Lions Test against New Zealand, but I didn't play rugby when I was growing up - which is unusual in Scotland, because it's a pretty big sport there - so I don't know loads about it.

A day after defeating world number one Angelique Kerber, Gabrine Muguruza defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to advance to her second Wimbledon semifinals.

Andre Agassi and Mario Ancic - both part of the three-time Wimbledon winner's coaching setup - routinely conversed with a sense of approval throughout as Djokovic maintained his record of not dropping a set en route to the business end of the competition.

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