A clearly hampered Murray fell 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1 to the American in a five-set thriller on Centre Court to bow out of the London Grand Slam. Obviously I want to try to get to the final. Federer was made to sweat a little in the third set and had to save four break points at 3-4 as Raonic finally began to hit his groundstrokes with more menace. “I’m not suggesting that it is”, defending champion Murray said.
Murray had been struggling with a hip injury before the Wimbledon championships, and had to cancel two exhibition matches as he tried to recover from the problem.
“I’m still in a bit of shock”. After withdrawing from a pair of exhibitions, Murray said before the tournament that he hoped to play his body into shape but it was not to be. That was the best I’ve played so far in the tournament. I kept my cool.
Raonic, the tournament’s sixth seed from Thornhill, Ont., defeated Federer in the Wimbledon semifinals past year before losing to Andy Murray in the final.
The 2016 Wimbledon champion and home favourite, Andy Murray, could not advance to the semifinal of the tournament after falling to Sam Querrey on Wednesday. Murray acknowledges Querrey as a credible opponent.
“What was very tough was the beginning of the fifth set”, said Muller after Cilic advanced to his first Wimbledon semifinal. It would also be a 50th Grand Slam quarter-final.
Konta yesterday became the first British woman to make it to the semi-finals of Wimbledon since Virginia Wade in 1978.
Starsport take you through the latest Murray news after his quarter-final loss to Sam Querrey. “I managed to get through a bunch of matches but now with the US Open seven weeks away I have to sit down with my team and come up with a plan about what to do next”. However, Muller has never defeated a top five player in 22 attempts.
Querrey will play Croatia’s Marin Cillic in the semifinals Friday.
Djokovic, a three-time champion at the All England Club, had a trainer work on his right elbow after the first set ended.
The second sensation of the day was the elimination of Novak Djokovic who had a chance to reach the first position in the ATP standings after Andy Murray lost his match today.