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Published: Thu, July 13, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Federer makes Wimbledon semifinals for 12th time

Federer makes Wimbledon semifinals for 12th time

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The hip problem is the latest physical issue in a hard season for Murray, who has also been afflicted by shingles, an elbow injury and two bouts of flu.

Querrey is the first American man in the semi-finals of a grand slam since Andy Roddick finished runner-up at Wimbledon in 2009.

He said: "I didn't start my best but I kept with it, kept swinging away, then really found a groove in the fourth and fifth sets and then everything started falling my way".

After beating world number one Andy Murray in five sets, Query said: "I'm still in a bit of shock".

"I knew I wasn't going to do any major damage by playing".

"Obviously it wasn't the case". Querrey was seeded 24th, and came into Wimbledon ranked 28th.

The injury forced the 30-year-old to miss two exhibition matches in the run-up to the tournament, causing further disruption to his preparations following his first round exit at Queen's. Querrey will be looking to end a major drought for his country, however, he's staring at a much more talented player that has won late-round Grand Slam matches before.

"I was pretty close today".

Up in the stands his coach Ivan Lendl offered the standard inscrutability behind those blackout shades. "We will come up with a plan about what I have to do next".

The only consolation for Murray was that Djokovic's defeat means he will remain as world number one.

Novak Djokovic retired with an injury from his quarterfinal match at Wimbledon, putting Tomas Berdych into the semifinals. He has reached as high as the world No. 17 ranking in men's singles tennis. If Djokovic does not win Wimbledon, then Nadal would be the leader in the clubhouse for the top seed at the U.S. Open.

"It was going to happen at some stage", he said. He was three nil up in short order and a set up in 28 mins.

The US Open is less than seven weeks away but both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have shown this season the benefit of taking a lengthy break.

Murray has been more effective on his second serve this year, though, winning 66 per cent of points, up from 61.5 in the early rounds last year and 54.4 in 2013. But he's such a competitor.

"Against Paire, I maybe played one or two service games in the first set that weren't the best".

Indeed, until last year's win over Djokovic, he might have been best known for some of his unusual off-court episodes.

It's frustrating now and he has got to get healthy, that's the most important thing, but there's still plenty of good tennis ahead of him. You could see how laboured Murray was.

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