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Wimbledon 2024: De Minaur pulls out of Djokovic clash due to injury

Alex De Minaur has been forced to withdraw from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Novak Djokovic due to a hip problem.

The Australian suffered the injury in his fourth-round clash over Arthur Fils when attempting an angled stop volley in the final game of his 6-2 6-4 4-6 6-3 triumph.

The ninth seed, who was due to face Djokovic on Centre Court this afternoon, said in a statement:  “Obviously not an announcement I wanted to make by any means.

“I am devastated to pull out due to a hip injury, a little tear of the fibre cartilage that kind of is at the end of or connects to the adductor. 

“I felt a loud crack during the last three points of my match against Fils and got a scan yesterday and it confirmed that this was the injury and with high risk of making it worse if I was to step on court.”

De Minaur now faces a race against time to be fit for the Paris Olympics, with the tennis event getting underway at Roland Garros on July 27.

His withdrawal means Djokovic moves through to a last-four meeting with either Taylor Fritz or Lorenzo Musetti.

It will be the Serbian’s 13th singles semi at Wimbledon, equalling the record of Roger Federer.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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