Novak Djokovic retires from Wimbledon with arm injury

Novak Djokovic retires from Wimbledon with arm injury

Roger Federer still very much looks like the man to beat as the men's singles semi-finals are set.

At 28 in the world, Sam Querrey is the lowest-ranked man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since No 34 Tommy Haas at Wimbledon in 2009.

Federer rose to the occasion on a day that saw both defending champion Andy Murray lose to Sam Querrey while Novak Djokovic retired due to an arm injury against Tomas Berdych. With a piercing, lovely backhand to boot, the Swiss legend is playing freer and more confidently than ever.

But there were no surprises for the 18-time major champion, who kept his hopes of a record eighth Wimbledon title alive with a 6-4 6-2 7-6 (7/4) victory.

This was another chapter in the "What's going on with Djokovic this year", drama, with this one a little harder to digest, purely because of the tame manner in which it ended.

Cilic was seen by many observers, including seven-times Wimbledon victor Federer, as the one player from outside the top five who could be a real challenger this year at Wimbledon and that appears to have also boosted the Croat's morale. I had a schedule to play all the time, ' Djokovic told Serbian reporters. But later on in the evening when I got home and there was a video up for Federer's 10,000th ace. "I just need to go out there and play my best".

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Novak Djokovic retires from Wimbledon with arm injury

"Winning never gets old at any stage in your career, ever, ever", Williams said. "I'm confident, too. Then great things do happen", Federer said after becoming the oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist since 1974. "Roger! Roger!" filled the early evening air at the All England Club, so after his post-match stretch, Roger Federer paused on a bridge connected to Centre Court and waved to his adoring public. "When you see that they're there for you, it's a bit of an unusual feeling". The serve and forehand were the shots where I could feel it the most.

I said it once and I'll say it again, Federer was my pick to win the Wimbledon before this tournament started and he's done nothing in five matches to change my mind.

Finally, Federer is free-up now with the another big battle in semifinals and finals of this tournament.

Federer is the No. 3 seed at Wimbledon, two spots higher than his ranking. He is a two-time Wimbledon champion, but maybe more important, he is British and in 2013 became the first homegrown player to win the men's title in 77 years.

"Andy Murray's defeat should not be seen as the beginning of the end of his chances of winning another grand slam". At the age of 37 years and two months, Rosewall won the 1972 Australian Open. Federer also saved five break points and managed to convert 3 out the 6 break points he had. Nobody is ruling it out.

Roger Federer reached Wimbledon semifinals without losing any set.

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