Novak Djokovic succumb to the pains in his right elbow during his quarter- final match against Tomas Berdych, the serb said he’ll consider taking a break to heal injury, an injury he’s had for about 18 months!
Djokovic struggled from the outset of against Berdych, an opponent he holds a superior head to head of 25-3 against, Infact, Djokovic has won their last 12 meetings. The first set ended 7-6 in favor of Berdych, then Djokovic received treatment on his right shoulder during the break before the start of the 2nd set. After 63 minutes of play, Djokovic retired while trailing 0-2 in the second set and wincing at each movement of his right shoulder.
“The intensity and the level of pain was not decreasing. It was only increasing as the days went by. I started feeling it more or less at the beginning of the tournament. I spent about two hours on the treatment table in between the warm-up and the match to make me fit.” – Djokovic
“I will have to take some time and see what needs to be done. I guess a break is something I will have to consider right now” he added
Berdych moves into the Wimbledon semi finals for the second consecutive year, he has Roger Federer to contest on Friday for a place in the final. Federer is yet to drop a set heading into the semi finals, dumping Milos Raonic in straight sets in little under 2 hours.
Although Andy Murray limped off the court with face withdrawn and out of the tournament, the world No.1 gets to keep his spot atop of the rankings, following his loss to the big serving Sam Querry. Querry became the first American male player in the semi final of a grand slam since Andy Roddick in 2009, he plays Marin Cilic in the semi finals.