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American Querrey into the Grand Slam semifinal — Thursday's Sports Minute

American Querrey into the Grand Slam semifinal — Thursday's Sports Minute

Defending champion Andy Murray, who was hampered by a hip injury, suffered a shock quarter-final exit to American Sam Querrey at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

The hip, though, was a problem this time. The Serbian was down 6-7 (2/7), 0-2 when he quit citing a troubled right shoulder. Until this year, the ladies' game only had three big ticket names: Venus and Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

Egged on by a passionate full house, with cries of 'Come on, Andy' sweeping across SW19, the World No. 1, won just two games in the final two sets.

However, defending champion Murray, severely restricted by a right hip injury, was dethroned by Sam Querrey 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-1. After dropping the opening set, Djokovic took a medical timeout while a trainer massaged his arm. "So he was dictating all of the points". How much training have I done?

"The whole tournament I've been a little bit sore", Murray admitted to reporters. I'm like, gosh. I think that's inspiring.

NASCAR driver Aric Almirola plans to return to action this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after missing two months with a fractured vertebra. CoCo Vandeweghe, Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens have also been big winners in major events since Andy Roddick reached the Wimbledon final in 2009. It was the first time Querrey had been remotely close to threatening and after another drop-shot failed, Murray hammered his racket against a shoe.

"I don't want to say sooner or later these things unfortunately happen, but he's played a lot of tennis in recent years". He now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Gave everything I had.

"Hopefully it's not the longest one ever", he said. The Scotsman had to remind a reporter at the 2016 Rio Olympics that both Williams sisters had more gold medals than him and he supported equal pay for men's and women's tennis players after some controversial comments from Novak Djokovic last March.

And so continued Murray's turbulent 2017, mirroring his friend Djokovic. "Obviously the end was a bit of a struggle". Win two more matches, and he'll be the Wimbledon champion.

"I needed that one point because I was aware I lost seven in a row".

The fans, despite the disappointing result, still applauded Querrey for his achievement. "Did I overdo it or not enough?" he said. "It's something that few people get to do, so it's really special". Querrey was serving to love, Murray was getting himself in an almighty fankle every time it was his turn.

It got worse for Murray as his opponent raced to a 3-0 lead in the fifth before finally ending Querrey's eight-game streak with a hold of serve. She is trying to become the host country's first female champion at the All England Club in 40 years.

Back in June, unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko stormed to her first Grand Slam title, seeing off Simona Halep in three thrilling sets. Always the same. He's next to me.