Wimbledon 2017, Day 9 highlights: Roger Federer's life coming full circle, persnickety Andy Murray and more

The men's quarter-finals on Wednesday saw the curtains come down on defending champion Andy Murray and three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic.

Roger Federer, through to his 12th Wimbledon semi-final, will face Czech player Tomas Berdych while Marin Cilic goes against Sam Querrey in the other semi-final.

While Day 10 promises to be an action-packed day with the women's semi-finals, let's take a close look at some of the off-court highlights from Day 9 of Wimbledon 2017.

What's in a rank?

At 28 in the world, Sam Querrey is the lowest-ranked man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since No 34 Tommy Haas at Wimbledon in 2009.

Roger Federer's 100 and 10000

Federer was playing his 100th match at Wimbledon on Wednesday, just the second man to reach the landmark at the All England Club. Jimmy Connors leads the way on 102. In his 100th match, Federer also hit his 10,000th ace.

Age is just a number 

Five of the men's quarter-finalists, Federer, Murray, Djokovic, Gilles Muller and Berdych were over 30, an Open era record for 30-somethings in the last-eight at the tournament.

One year is a really long time

Welcome to Murray school

Quotes of The Day

"I've been dealing with it for a very long time during my career. Obviously as you get older, things are a little bit tougher to manage than they are when you're younger. There's a bit more wear and tear there."

— Murray on his hip injury

"It's my elbow. It's been bothering me for a year and a half. It's unfortunate I have to finish Wimbledon like this."

— Djokovic on the injury which forced him to quit his quarter-final against Berdych.

"They were actually in Europe for a couple weeks, flew home a week before the tournament started. But they might come back now. I talked to my dad. I think they're going to look at some flights and probably head over."

— Querrey says his parents are still undecided about a trip to Wimbledon

"I'm just surprised it's taken so long. It's fine to be the last British women's winner to win Wimbledon, but it's better to have plenty of British players to win."

— Virginia Wade, the last British woman to win Wimbledon, on Johanna Konta succeeding her as the last home semi-finalist 39 years ago.

Play of The Day

Stats of The Day

42 — The number of Grand Slam events it took Sam Querrey to reach his first Slam semi-final.

50 — The number of Grand Slam quarter-finals contested by Roger Federer.

70 — The number of winners hit by Querrey in his win over Andy Murray


Published Date: Jul 13, 2017 03:41 pm | Updated Date: Jul 13, 2017 03:49 pm


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