Federer wants swift recoveries for Murray and Djokovic

Federer wants swift recoveries for Murray and Djokovic

Federer wants swift recoveries for Murray and Djokovic

He entered the tournament after pulling out of two exhibition matches citing a sore left hip. "Two weeks ago I was resting, I was also a little bit concerned". After withdrawing from a pair of exhibitions, Murray said before the tournament that he hoped to play his body into shape but it was not to be.

"Then again, the best players are left in the draw".

"So I've got to figure out a different way and carve my way through the draw somehow with my slice and my spins and my consistency maybe", he said.

The 28-year-old seventh seed has reached the quarter-finals this year nearly under the radar with straight-set victories over solid opponents Philipp Kohlschreiber, Florian Mayer and Steve Johnson, before downing Bautista Agut, who is ranked a healthy 19th in the world.

Murray was up two sets to one but lost 12 of the last 14 games to concede victory to Querrey. Djokovic is bidding to make the last-eight for the ninth time. Murray and Federer's matches were put on the 15,000-seater Centre Court, with Nadal and Djokovic on the 11,000-capacity Court One.

Venus Williams reached a Slam semi-final as recently as Tuesday, a day before Murray's Wimbledon exit, while Coco Vandeweghe and Madison Keys have also reached semi-finals since then.

The last semi-finalist is Marin Cilic.

The Scot claimed the first set and looked well on course to breeze through but Querrey levelled with a fightback in the second before Murray restored his lead courtesy of a tie-break in the third.

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Muller - who beat Rafael Nadal in just under five hours on Monday - took the first set but former US Open champion Cilic came through to win 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 5-7 7-5 1-6. However, Muller has never defeated a top five player in 22 attempts.

Querrey, ranked 28 in the world, will play against Marin Cilic of Croatia in the semifinals on Friday.

Rusedski said: "Andy likes playing Sam but Sam's had probably the best year of his career so far".

The 35-year-old Federer can identify with the physical woes of Djokovic and Murray, having gone through the same thing last year.

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