Wimbledon Roundup: Murray Crashes Out, Djokovic Retires As Federer Marches On

Andy Murray’s hopes of a third Wimbledon title was shockingly dashed by 24th seed American, Sam Querrey.

30-year-old Murray, failed to match Johanna Konta’s quarter-final heroics, losing 3-6 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 6-1 in 2hrs and 42 minutes.

Querrey, 29, fought back from a 2-1 deficit to claim his first Grand Slam semi-final spot in 42 attempts, becoming America’s first tennis player to reach Wimbledon’s last four since Andy Roddick in 2009.

“I didn’t start my best, just kept swinging away,”

“I’m going to enjoy this one a little bit longer, rest tomorrow and do my best to get ready for the semis,” Querrey explained shortly after the game.

The Scot narrated: “The whole tournament I’ve been a little bit sore but I tried my best right to the end,”

“I gave everything I had, I’m proud about that but it’s obviously disappointing to lose at Wimbledon. There’s obviously an opportunity there, so I’m sad that it’s over.”

Elsewhere, three-time Wimbledon Champion, Novak Djokovic’s, was trailing 7-6 (7-2) 2-0 when he retired from his quarter-final match against Thomas Berdych due to an elbow injury.

The Serbian could have returned to the top of tennis world ranking if he had won this year’s Wimbledon title, as a result of Andy Murray’s failure to get past the quarter-final stage.

The 30-year-old said: “I haven’t felt this much pain since I’ve had this injury,”

“It’s not the shoulder, it’s the elbow that has kept bothering me for over a year and a half.

“I was able, for 30 minutes, to play with some pain that was bearable, but the serve and forehand were shots where I could feel it the most. After that, there was really no sense.”

Playing in his 100th match at Wimbledon, Roger Federer, reached his 12th Wimbledon’s semifinal by defeating Canada’s Milos Raonic, 6-4 6-2 7-6 (7-4), becoming the oldest man to reach the semi-final at the All England Club since Ken Rosewall in 1974.

Federer, 35, said: “100 matches, I can’t believe it, that’s a lot,”

“I’m very happy my body kept me going over all these years. It was a perfect setting, beautiful weather — a Mexican wave on Centre Court, you don’t see that every day. I’m so happy to be through.”

“I’m very pleased with how I’m playing. You can always play a little better. You adjust to the conditions.”

“It’s like going to work, you can’t produce the best every single day but you have to make sure your average is as high as possible.”

The 7th time Wimbledon champion will now face Tomas Berdych in the semi-final on Friday, while, Sam Querrey will face Croatia’s Marin Cilic, who defeated Gilles Muller, in the other last four fixture.