Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic advances to semifinals after Alex de Minaur withdraws due to injury

Novak Djokovic is into the Wimbledon semifinals after his quarterfinal opponent, Alex de Minaur, was forced to withdraw due to a hip injury.

The No. 9 seeded de Minaur was set to face the seven-time Wimbledon winner Wednesday at Centre Court. He told reporters that he heard a crack near the end of his fourth-round win over Arthur Fils on Monday.

"Obviously not an announcement I wanted to make, by any means," said de Minaur, who realized he could not play during a Wednesday practice session. "I'm devastated."

"It's no secret that, at this stage of my career, this was the biggest match of my career. So wanted to do anything I could to play. I knew what the results were yesterday, but I still wanted to wake up today and feel some sort of miracle and not feel it while I'm walking."

"The problem with me going out and playing is that one stretch, one slide, one anything, can make this injury [recovery] go from three to six weeks to four months. It's too much to risk."

Djokovic will now face Lorenzo Musetti in Friday's semifinal after Musetti defeated Taylor Fritz 3-6, 7-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

This will be the 13th time Djokovic has advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals, matching Roger Federer for the most by a man in tournament history.

Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz will meet in the other men's semifinal Friday.

0
Comments on this article
0
On Air107.3 The Eagle - Tampa Bay's Classic Hits Station Logo

Join us Saturday, September 7th inside the air conditioned Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg!


See a new furry friend up for adoption each week, brought to you by Fence Outlet!


Win tickets to concerts, unique experiences, great prizes and more!


Get weather news that matters, including forecast and radar from 10 News!


Check out the newest blog, written by all of your favorite Eagle personalities!


mobile apps

Everything you love about 1073theeagle.com and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.

amazon alexa

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!