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Alex de Minaur withdraws from Wimbledon 2024, Novak Djokovic through to semis

Published at :July 10, 2024 at 5:25 PM
Modified at :July 10, 2024 at 5:37 PM
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Shashank Tripathi

Alex de Minaur reached his first-ever Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday.

Australian tennis star Alex de Minaur has withdrawn from Wimbledon 2024. The Aussie was scheduled to face Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals later today. However, the ATP World No. #9 has now decided to withdraw from the competition.

De Minaur, who defeated Frenchman Authur Fils in four sets in the last round, suffered an injury during the match point. The Australian tennis was set to play his first Wimbledon Championships quarter-final, where he was to face the 24-time Grand Slam champion.

However, due to his withdrawal, Djokovic has now advanced to the semifinals, where he will face either Lorenzo Musetti or Taylor Fritz. Despite his withdrawal, De Minaur will become the new ATP World No. #6 with the release of new rankings next week.

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In addition to that, Alex de Minaur has been in decent form in 2024. He reached the fourth round of the Australian Open and the quarterfinals of Roland Garros. He continued the same momentum at Wimbledon by recording wins over James Duckworth, Jaume Munar, and Authur Fils.

The top-ranked Australian tennis star injured his hip during the match point against Frenchman Authur Fils on Monday. He said (via Fox Sports), “I felt a loud crack during the last three points of my match against Fils, and the scan yesterday confirmed that this was the injury.”

The Aussie also explained that he has to take precautions and withdraw from the Championships. His injury could become serious and even chronic if he attempted to play on. He also revealed that forcing to play would result in the injury becoming a four-month blow from a three-to-six-week problem.

He further added, “I haven’t been able to enjoy what I achieved this week because I knew when I heard that pop, something bad had happened. In the grand scheme of things, it could have been worse, so I am trying to hold on to that.”

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