Djokovic hits out over delay after booking place in quarters

Rachel Hardy
July 14, 2017

The Serbian beat Adrian Mannarino in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in two hours, 41 minutes to reach the quarterfinals.

"It was a friendly talk between Mario and I. First of all, I spoke to Andre and he absolutely agreed with Mario being that second person who might potentially be spending a little bit more time with me on the road". "I just need to go out there and play my best".

"He was one of the very few players and athletes that have been successful and during their active career studied, as well, studied law, which is not an easy thing to study".

The 35-year-old Federer, who has won seven of his record 18 Grand Slam championships at the All England Club, is the grass-court tournament's oldest semifinalist since Ken Rosewall in 1974 at age 39.

"I started feeling it already more or less at the beginning of the tournament", Djokovic said.

"It was a wrong decision not to play us last night, because we could have played", three-time champion Novak Djokovic left frustrated after having his fourth-round match postponed in a scheduling debacle. It is impossible to win a grand slam title while carrying such a significant problem as a hip injury and Murray must now make sure the next time he sets foot on a tennis court he is fully fit.

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"Especially on the grass court this season so far, every match that I've played, I felt very comfortable".

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France’s Adrian Mannarino replaces a loose bit of turf

"Those kinds of circumstances don't really help. It comes down to Wednesday, one day, so I've just got to try to find a way to try to be better on that day". Two points after the exchange, the match was over.

"It wasn't to be". I asked him if he would like to spend time with Andre and I during Wimbledon, while you're there, if you have time. "I guess a break is something I will have to consider right now".

In a clash of tennis generations, five-times Wimbledon victor Venus Williams - at 37, the oldest player in more than two decades to reach the last eight - will go toe-to-toe with 20-year-old French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Wade was also the last British woman to win the title a year earlier.

Sam Querrey eliminated a limping Andy Murray from the Wimbledon quarterfinals, beating the defending champion 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1 on Centre Court.

Men's doubles top seed John Peers and his Finnish partner Henri Kontinen were locked at a set apiece and on serve in the third when rain forced the overnight suspension of their quarter-final with French Open champions Michael Venus and Ryan Harrison.

The Czech 11th seed was leading by a set and a break of serve when second seed Djokovic withdrew due to an elbow injury [nL4N1K34ST].

Djokovic, a three-time champion at the All England Club, had a trainer work on his right elbow after the first set ended.

That was the signal for Djokovic to trudge forlornly to the net to withdraw from the match.

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