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Djokovic to face Del Potro in Wimbledon semis
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Djokovic to face Del Potro in Wimbledon semis

Jul 3 2013, 2:08pm CDT | by

London, July 4 (IANS) Top seed tennis player Novak Djokovic took a huge leap towards capturing the men's title at the Wimbledon as he defeated Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-3 to earn a men's singles semi-final place against Juan Martin Del Potro here Wednesday.

London, July 4 — Top seed tennis player Novak Djokovic took a huge leap towards capturing the men's title at the Wimbledon as he defeated Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-3 to earn...

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Djokovic to face Del Potro in Wimbledon semis

Jul 3 2013, 2:08pm CDT | by

London, July 4 (IANS) Top seed tennis player Novak Djokovic took a huge leap towards capturing the men's title at the Wimbledon as he defeated Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-3 to earn a men's singles semi-final place against Juan Martin Del Potro here Wednesday.

London, July 4 — Top seed tennis player Novak Djokovic took a huge leap towards capturing the men's title at the Wimbledon as he defeated Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-3 to earn a men's singles semi-final place against Juan Martin Del Potro here Wednesday.

Del Potro beat the No.4 seed David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(5) to book his maiden Wimbledon semi-final berth.

Djokovic served so well that he conceded just eight points in five games and never permitted Berdych a sniff at a break.

"It was a very close match, and that was what I expected. One shot decided the winner of the first set and that was an important advantage for me. I don't know how I managed to turn the second set around, but it was a confidence boost for me to go two sets up," Djokovic said.

The Serbian's first service game, replete with three aces, was enough to dismay most people but Berdych took it in his stride and regularly peppered the world No.1 with deliveries well in excess of 120 miles an hour.

Berdych was clearly dismayed by the vigour of the Djokovic counter-attack in which four games were won at a cost of five points and the No.1 seed moved into a two-set lead by breaking the Czech for a third time.

Now he was in full control and another capture of the Czech serve sent him 3-1 up in the third set as Berdych, unravelling at a rapid rate of knots, double-faulted twice.

So Djokovic ended up coasting home, upping his ace count along the way to 16 and reaching match point with a sumptuous forehand down the line, at which a stunned Berdych shovelled a close-range shot into the netting.

"I could see he was frustrated in the third set so I capitalised when I needed to and he missed a few easy shots." Now I feel physically fresh for the semi-final," he said.

Meanwhile, battling a doggy knee, Del Potro, the No.8 seed, fought valiantly against the ever consistent Ferer. With two break points on Ferrer's serve at 15-40, Del Potro against injured his heavily strapped knee with a nasty-looking fall, for which he required lengthy treatment.

Del Porto stormed his way to the first two sets but the third set was a tighter affair and it went to a tie-break. Del Potro hit a stunning cross-court running forehand to set up match point at 6-5 and then hit a stunning forehand down the line after a lengthy rally.

In joy, Del Potro collapsed to the ground.

"I was worried because it was the same movements like four days ago," he said. "The doctor says they can't do any more with my knee. I had the tape, a very tight tape, and that helped me to move a little bit, but nothing more.

"I didn't want to retire in the quarters for the first time at Wimbledon against Ferrer. And that's the reason for continuing play. The doctors give me good anti-inflammatories. I survived my serve in the beginning of the match. I broke his serve early, and that give me confidence to take advantage in the beginning of the match.

"Then I played (with) confidence, was careful all the time with my movements. But in the end I did 100 percent and I'm so glad to go through," he said.

Against world No.1 Djokovic, Del Porto feels he has to be in his best. Del Potro had beaten the Serb for the bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics here at the All England Club and also won their most recent encounter in Indian Wells in March.

"I will need to be 100 percent or 110 percent against him," said Del Potro.

"He's the No.1. He's a former champion here. It's going to be a more difficult match for me like today. But if I'm okay, if I do everything good to be ready for my next match, I will be excited to play against him.

"I remember the match during the Olympics last year on the same surface. But this time the pressure is different, I know. But I will try to be ready and do my best."

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2014 season over for Juan Martin Del Potro

Oct 20 2014 3:29am CDT | Source: Crunch Sports

Juan Martin Del Potro has announced that his season is over as he continues his recovery from a wrist injury.Del Potro has been sidelined for much of 2014 and has now decided to miss the final few European events of the year in order to focus on being ready for the start of 2015.The 26-year-old took... Read the rest of the arti ...
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1 week ago

Del Potro ends season early

Oct 15 2014 12:21am CDT | Source: espnstar.com

World number 29 Juan Martin del Potro has opted to end his season in order to focus on getting fu ...
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Juan Martin Del Potro Injury: Updates on Tennis Star's Wrist and Return

Oct 14 2014 12:45pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Tennis star Juan Martin del Potro is still recovering from a wrist injury that required surgery earlier this year and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season.        The 26-year-old spoke about his rehab and decision to not return this year, per Sports Illustrated tennis:Tennis analyst David Law shared more from Del Potro:Christopher Clarey of The New York Times provided additional comments from the player:Del Potr ...
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1 week ago

UPDATE: Juan Martin Del Potro’s 2014 Season Is Over

Oct 14 2014 11:43am CDT | Source: Tennis-X.com

Juan Martin del Potro will not be in ...
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1 week ago

Del Potro To Make Return In 2015

Oct 13 2014 8:25pm CDT | Source: ATP World Tour

Juan Martin del Potro will return to the ATP World Tour in 2015. The Argentine announced that following a thorough analysis with his coaches and medical team, he would delay his comeback from left wrist surgery. [[More ...
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2 weeks ago

Raonic falls to Nishikori in Japan Open final

Oct 5 2014 2:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Canadian Milos Raonic missed his chance for a second title this season after losing 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 to Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s Japan Open final. US Open finalist Nishikori thrilled his 10,000-strong home crowd by taking the win in just over two hours, overcoming 22 aces by the hard serving Raonic. The defeat was a tough one for the 23-year-old Thornhill, Ont. native. Raonic has yet to win the Japan Open title, losing last year in the final to Argentina’s Juan ...
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2 weeks ago

Raonic falls to Nishikori in Japan Open final

Oct 5 2014 2:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Canadian Milos Raonic missed his chance for a second title this season after losing 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 to Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s Japan Open final. US Open finalist Nishikori thrilled his 10,000-strong home crowd by taking the win in just over two hours, overcoming 22 aces by the hard serving Raonic. The defeat was a tough one for the 23-year-old Thornhill, Ont. native. Raonic has yet to win the Japan Open title, losing last year in the final to Argentina’s Juan Martin del ...
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2 weeks ago

Raonic falls to Nishikori in Japan Open final

Oct 5 2014 2:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Canadian Milos Raonic missed his chance for a second title this season after losing 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 to Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s Japan Open final. US Open finalist Nishikori thrilled his 10,000-strong home crowd by taking the win in just over two hours, overcoming 22 aces by the hard serving Raonic. The defeat was a tough one for the 23-year-old Thornhill, Ont. native. Raonic has yet to win the Japan Open title, losing last year in the final to Arge ...
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2 weeks ago

Raonic falls to Nishikori in Japan Open final

Oct 5 2014 2:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Canadian Milos Raonic missed his chance for a second title this season after losing 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 to Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s Japan Open final. US Open finalist Nishikori thrilled his 10,000-strong home crowd by taking the win in just over two hours, overcoming 22 aces by the hard serving Raonic. The defeat was a tough one for the 23-year-old Thornhill, Ont. native. Raonic has yet to win the Japan Open title, l ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Raonic falls to Nishikori in Japan Open final

Oct 5 2014 2:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Canadian Milos Raonic missed his chance for a second title this season after losing 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 to Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s Japan Open final. US Open finalist Nishikori thrilled his 10,000-strong home crowd by taking the win in just over two hours, overcoming 22 aces by the hard serving Raonic. The defeat was a tough one for the 23-year-old Thornhill, Ont. native. Raonic has yet to win the Japan Open title, losi ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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