Djokovic Into Wimbledon Semi-Finals Due To De Minaur Injury

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic advanced to the semi-finals on Wednesday when Alex de Minaur withdrew due to a hip ailment.

De Minaur, the Australian ninth seed, suffered the ailment in his fourth-round triumph over Arthur Fils and revealed on Wednesday: “I am devastated to withdraw due to a hip injury.”

“It’s no secret that this would have been the biggest match of my career but it’s a unique injury,” said the 25-year-old.

“I woke up this morning wanting to feel some sort of miracle, but there was a high risk of making the injury worse if I stepped on court.

“One stretch, one slide could take this from a three to six weeks’ injury to four months out.”

Djokovic will be playing in his 13th Wimbledon semi-final and 49th at the Grand Slams.

He will face either Taylor Fritz of the United States or Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti for a place in Sunday’s championship match.

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