The Wimbledon 2017 edition is more of a crisis for the top rated players. You read it right. Barring the legendary player Roger Federer who is now aiming for his record 8th title by entering the semi-finals for the record 12th time, all the other top rated players were shown the doors.
Three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic’s dream run came to an abrupt end when he retired with an elbow injury during his quarter-final against Czech Tomas Berdych when he was trailing the match with 7-6, 2-0. The announcement was made after the medical timeout.
The second seed had lost the opening set and was down a break in the second when he walked to the net and shook his opponent’s hand.
The retirement, with the score at 7-6(2), 2-0, came shortly after the 30-year-old Serb called a medical timeout.
In the other match, World No.1 Andy Murray faced an exit after a tough fought battle which lasted for 5 sets. He lost the match to Sam Querrey with a score that read as 3-6, 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-1 in the quarter-finals. Murray had an upper hand with 2 sets to 1 at the end of 3 sets but failed to capitalise on it.
Rafael Nadal was already shown doors by less known Gilles Mueller. However Mueller was defeated by Croatian Marin Cilic who triumphed 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 and will face Sam Querrey in the Semis.
By winning the Quater-Finals, Roger Federer also set another record – of winning 100th Wimbledon match. He outclassed the opponent with score of 6-4, 6-2, 7-6. He will play Czech Tomas Berdych in the Semis.