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Novak Djokovic eases past Adrian Mannarino despite shoulder injury

With the victory, Djokovic will be one of an event-record five quarterfinalists aged 30 or older, with Berdych, Federer, Muller and Andy Murray also advancing.However, after twice moving a mini-break ahead, the underdog was guilty of a succession of errors and Djokovic let out multiple roars of delight after taking his second set point with a powerful serve out wide.Novak Djokovic is out of Wimbledon after retiring during his quarter-final against Tomas Berdych with an injury.After Djokovic took a 4-3 lead in the third set, he called for a medical time-out and had a trainer work on his right shoulder.A quarter-finalist in each of the past three years, the 28-year-old seventh seed hammered 33 aces and finally got the better of the 34-year-old Müller, who ran out of steam in the final set, the effort of his epic win over Rafael Nadal in the previous round eventually catching up with him. Despite the slight injury worry, he brought home the win comfortably enough, serving out to clinch a Wednesday clash with Berdych, a step closer to a possible semi-final against Roger Federer on Friday.33 – Years since a British woman (Jo Durie, 1984) reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals until Johanna Konta did it Monday.”I spent about two hours on the treatment table in between the warm-up and the match to make me fit”.He’s someone that understands the occasion of playing big matches, big tournaments.In the tie break, Mannarino won both points on Djokovic’s serve then revisited his leaping backhand-only this time he carved under the ball for a creative drop shot victor opening a 4-2 lead. Having in mind that Centre Court has the roof and lights, we could have played ’til 11.Since winning the French Open a year ago to complete his career Grand Slam, Djokovic has failed to win another major title.The two-time Wimbledon victor, now aged 30, says he has vivid memories of his first championships as a senior, when he went two sets up against David Nalbandian on Centre Court in the third round, only to lose the match 6-7 (4-7), 1-6, 6-0, 6-4, 6-1.The All England Club is famed for its impeccable grass courts, but at this year’s Championships a number of players have complained that the courts are not up to their usual high standard. He entered the tournament after pulling out of two exhibition matches citing a sore left hip.Querrey is playing in his third consecutive five-set match at Wimbledon. The last set Djokovic lost was a bagel dispensed by Dominic Thiem in the Roland Garros quarterfinals.The match on Centre Court is being played with the roof closed.I mean, I’m actually glad that at least we were scheduled to play on Centre Court today. He advanced to the quarterfinals for the 15th time by beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.The main action at the All England Club has yet to start, but other matches on the outside courts are already being delayed by rain.