Wimbledon: Murray loses, Djokovic leaves with injury, Federer wins

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his fourth round match against France’s Adrian Mannarino. REUTERS  Matthew Childs

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his fourth round match against France’s Adrian Mannarino. REUTERS Matthew Childs

I mean, if someone feels bad about it, it's me. He was not very pleased to see that, ' said Djokovic.

Wimbledon defended shunting top women players onto the outside courts on "Manic Monday", saying the big four of men's tennis were the marquee matches demanded by broadcasters and spectators.

The Serb, who had been stuck waiting for the end of that battle only to be sent home, said it would have been better to have moved his match to the, by then unused, Centre Court.

"It would be much better if there was four matches".

"So maybe starting the matches a little bit sooner, a little bit earlier in the day, and splitting them between the men and women. It's not the hardest thing to do". Berdych reached the Wimbledon final in 2010, losing to Rafael Nadal.

Simona Halep, whose quarterfinal loss to Johanna Konta was the third match on Centre Court on Tuesday, said she didn't notice the hole Djokovic had mentioned.

'It's the elbow that already keeps bothering for over a year and a half actually.

"But the end of the day it is what it is".

Meanwhile Hewitt said world number one Murray's handling of his hip injury and overcoming his lack of grass-court warm-up matches had been "impressive".

With all 16 fourth round matches from the men's and women's draws scheduled on "Manic Monday", scheduling was naturally a tricky task for Wimbledon.

Federer said he had learned to manage his body - citing last year's French Open when he arrived at Roland Garros struggling with knee and back injuries and made a decision to pull out of the tournament before it began.

In a clash of tennis generations, five-times Wimbledon victor Venus Williams - at 37, the oldest player in more than two decades to reach the last eight - will go toe-to-toe with 20-year-old French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko returns to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina during their Women's Singles Match on day seven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 10, 2017.

"Boris knows me very well". But the data shows to us those courts that are in question are within range of the other courts, and they are within the range of previous years. It's still good. It has Hawk-Eye. "But I thought we would play on a bigger court".

"I didn't see any logic in making us wait to go onto Court One after Rafa's epic match".

'I absolutely respect that Angelique Kerber is number one in the world.But it goes back to the question, we are spoilt for choice.

During the third set, Djokovic, 30, asked for a medical timeout and a trainer looked at his shoulder.

"He is someone that understands the occasion of playing big matches, big tournaments". I just enjoy it more.

Neil Stubley, the club's head of courts and horticulture, said on Saturday that the measurements his staff had taken over the first week of play showed that the grass was considered to be healthy and within the acceptable standards of use.

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