The Serb had spent the entire morning getting treatment, refusing to consider pulling out before the match with Berdych. It's a lot. I'm very happy that my body kept me going all these years.
The three-time Wimbledon victor retired during the second set of his quarter final against Tomas Berdych on Wednesday, citing an elbow injury that has troubled him for a year and a half.
Djokovic, a three-time Wimbledon champion, had a trainer work on his right elbow after the first set ended.
Djokovic Adrian defeated Mannarino 6-2, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 under the Centre Court roof on Tuesday.
Federer, bidding to reach an 11th final at Wimbledon, is therefore aware of the physical threats posed by his rivals. He will next face either Roger Federer or Milos Raonic in the semifinals on Friday. He will next face 11th-seed Tomas Berdych, while the other semifinal will feature No. 7 Marin Cilic against the surprising 24th-seed, American Sam Querrey. Cilic won 17-15 in the fifth set.
A hip problem, which Murray had been dealing with in the build-up to his title defence, reared its head against Sam Querrey, and from being two sets down the Briton's movement across the court became nearly painful to watch as Querrey ran through the final two sets for the loss of only two games to reach his first grand slam final. Defending champion Murray is the only member of the foursome who hasn't won every set he's played in the tournament: Against Fabio Fognini in the third round, he ceded one and saved five set points to barely avoid losing another.
The 18-time Grand Slam winner's quarter-final triumph was his 100th match at Wimbledon.
Murray, a two-time champion at the All England Club, has now lost his last four five-set matches overall.
Becker believes Murray and Djokovic, both 30, need to think long-term just like Federer.
As Federer alluded to, it's been Djokovic and Murray who arrived at the All England Club having been less than their best this season. Also, Federer hasn't been pushed past the third set in this year's Wimbledon. Play the Wimbledon challenge, answer the questions and win cash prizes daily!
While Day 10 promises to be an action-packed day with the women's semi-finals, let's take a close look at some of the off-court highlights from Day 9 of Wimbledon 2017.
Murray had led the series with the 28th-ranked Querrey 7-1, including a 2010 Wimbledon success and an Australian Open victory in January.
While Djokovic retired injured against Tomas Berdych and Murray was hampered by a hip problem in his loss to Sam Querrey, Federer barely broke sweat in a straight-sets win over Milos Raonic.
On No. 1 Court, Gilles Muller will be first against Marin Cilic.
The Serbian maestro, who has been struggling with his form this season, suffered a fresh blow on Wednesday when an elbow injury curtailed his chance to lift Wimbledon title for the fourth time.