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Wimbledon: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic in shock exits

Jul 13, 2017 19:36 IST
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On day nine of the Wimbledon Championships on Wednesday (12th July), Sam Querrey felled an ailing Andy Murray, Roger Federer eased past Milos Raonic, Marin Cilic proved too strong for Gilles Muller, and Novak Djokovic was forced to retire injured against Tomas Berdych American Sam Querrey inflicted a surprise defeat on Andy Murray, who had been battling a hip injury, in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Wednesday. The world number one’s loss to Querrey, the world number 28, is his worst defeat by ranking ever at Wimbledon and it is only the second time in the last nine attempts he has failed to make the semi-finals. Marin Cilic made it into the last four after beating Gilles Muller in five sets with the help of 33 aces. The Croatian - in the semi-finals for the first time - will face Querrey on Friday (14th July). There was another quarter-final surprise later on Wednesday, when three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic had to retire from his quarter-final match against Tomas Berdych, citing a longstanding elbow problems of 18 months. Djokovic alluded to the fact he could end up taking a long break from the sport. Roger Federer avoided any surprises keeping alive his hopes of a record eighth Wimbledon title with a straight-sets victory over last year’s runner-up Milos Raonic. Favourite Federer will face Berdych in the last four. (Video courtesy: SNTV)