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Wimbledon 2024 LIVE: Tennis updates as Novak Djokovic given walkover

Djokovic accuses Wimbledon crowd of ‘disrespect’ after Rune victory

Alex De Minaur has been forced to withdraw from Wimbledon ahead of his quarter-final with Novak Djokovic due to injury.

De Minaur, the boyfriend of British No 1 Katie Boulter, sustained the issue at the end of his fourth-round victory over Arthur Fils on Monday. The ninth seed played down the scare despite an initial shake of the head in the direction of his box on Court One, but shortly after midday on the day of his scheduled Centre Court clash with Djokovic, De Minaur pulled out of the Championships.

“Obviously not an announcement I wanted to make by any means,” De Minaur said. “Yeah, I’m devastated but had to pull out due to a hip injury. I felt a loud crack during the last three points of my match against Fils and got a scan yesterday. It confirmed this was the injury and with high risk of making it worse if I was to step on court.

Djokovic’s return to Wimbledon was eagerly anticipated after he criticised the Centre Court crowd following his previous match. He hit out at the crowd for supposedly booing him during victory over Holger Rune and tennis legend John McEnroe has subsequently backed the Serb’s position.

The other men’s singles quarter-final sees Taylor Fritz face Lorenzo Musetti on Court 1, while the women’s singles quarter-finals see 2022 champion Elena Rybakina facing Ukrainian star Elina Svitolina and a battle of two former French Open winners as Jelena Ostapenko takes on Barbora Krejcikova.

Follow all the latest scores and match updates from Wimbledon below:

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Alex de Minaur withdraws from Wimbledon prior to quarter-final against Novak Djokovic

The Australian No 1, enjoying the best season of his career, sustained an injury on match point against Arthur Fils in his fourth-round match on Monday.

De Minaur’s persona immediately changed and despite playing down the hip injury in his press conference afterwards, his withdrawal was confirmed on Wednesday lunchtime.

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic therefore receives a walkover to Friday’s semi-finals, where he will play either Taylor Fritz or Lorenzo Musetti.

Luke Baker10 July 2024 12:36

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Wimbledon 2024: Elena Rybakin 0-1 Elina Svitolina*

Rybakina off to a strong start with a big serve but Svitolina fights her way into the few points, forcing errors and suddenly has two break points in this opening game.

The first is saved with a gorgeous backhand winner down the line but Rybakina goes long with the second and Svitolina breaks serve in the opening game of the match!

Luke Baker10 July 2024 13:40

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Why is Elina Svitolina wearing a black ribbon at Wimbledon?

We’re about to get underway on Centre Court, so what better time for a reminder why Elina Svitolina is wearing a black ribbon at Wimbledon

Luke Baker10 July 2024 13:37

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Wimbledon 2024: Latest scores

Barbora Krejcikova holding on to her break against Jelena Ostapenko over on Court 1 as she now leads 4-3. Two more holds and she’ll be halfway to her first grand slam semi-final since winning the 2018 French Open.

We’re gearing up for the opening match of the day on Centre now, as Elina Svitolina and Elena Rybakina are just walking out. It should be a fun one.

Luke Baker10 July 2024 13:30

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Wimbledon 2024: Latest scores

An early break of serve on Court 1 as Barbora Krejcikova wins the second service game of Jelena Ostapenko to take a 2-1 lead. Can she consolidate with a hold?

Krejcikova won the 2018 French Open completely out of nowhere and has never made it beyond the quarter-final of any other grand slam. This is also her first quarter-final at Wimbledon.

(AP)

Luke Baker10 July 2024 13:20

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Wimbledon 2024: The first quarter-final of the day

Ok, we’ve reached the time that Court 1 gets underway, so that means our first women’s singles quarter-final of the day.

It sees two former French Open winners in the form of 13th seed Jelena Ostapenko and 31st seed Barbora Krejcikova go head to head with a semi-final place on the line.

The players are just walking out on to the court now and both will see this as a golden opportunity to reach the last four.

Jelena Ostapenko is through to the quarter-finals for the first time in six years
Jelena Ostapenko is through to the quarter-finals for the first time in six years (PA Wire)

Luke Baker10 July 2024 13:00

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Wimbledon 2024: Today’s order of play

The revised order of play on the main two courts

CENTRE COURT – 13:30 START

Elena Rybakina (KAZ) [4] vs Elina Svitolina (UKR) [21]

Alex de Minaur (AUS) [9] vs Novak Djokovic (SRB) [2]CANCELLED DUE TO DE MINAUR WITHDRAWAL

Mixed Doubles – Second Round: Jan Zielinski (POL) / Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) [7] v Joe Salisbury (GBR) / Heather Watson (GBR)

Ladies’ Invitation Doubles – Round Robin: Ashleigh Barty (AUS) / Casey Dellacqua (AUS) v Andrea Petkovic (GER) / Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) [13] vs Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) [31]

Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) [25] vs Taylor Fritz (USA) [13]

See the full order of play:

Luke Baker10 July 2024 12:45

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More from De Minaur on his withdrawal

Here’s what Alex de Minaur had to say about his withdrawal:

“Obviously not an announcement I wanted to make by any means. Yeah, I’m devastated but had to pull out due to a hip injury.

“I felt a loud crack during the last three points of my match against Fils and got a scan yesterday. It confirmed this was the injury and with high risk of making it worse if I was to step on court. It is no secret that at this stage of my career, it was the biggest match of my career.

“I knew the results yesterday but hoped I would wake up today and feel some sort of miracle.

“The problem with me going out and playing is one stretch, one slide, one anything can make this injury go from three to six weeks to four months.”

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(REUTERS)

Luke Baker10 July 2024 12:32

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WATCH: Novak Djokovic accuse the crowd of disrespect after Holger Rune win

It’s only about an hour until play begins on Centre Court but unfortunately, the scheduled second match on of Novak Djokovic v Alex de Minaur has been cancelled due to De Minaur’s withdrawal.

Here’s a reminder of what Djokovic said about the crowd after his last match

Djokovic accuses Wimbledon crowd of ‘disrespect’ after Rune victory

Luke Baker10 July 2024 12:30

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BREAKING – Novak Djokovic given walkover after Alex de Minaur withdrawal

Some bad news emerging I’m afraid. Alex de Minaur has withdrawn ahead of today’s quarter-final, meaning Novak Djokovic has been given a walkover to the semi-finals.

De Minaur appeared to injure himself while winning match point in his fourth-round contest and hasn’t recovered in time!

Luke Baker10 July 2024 12:23

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