Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer rolls into semis, Novak Djokovic (elbow) retires

It has been a bad week for Novak Djokovic. Between frustration with the state of Wimbledon's Centre Court and annoyance with the postponement of his match because of Rafael Nadal and Gilles Muller's marathon on Monday, Djokovic entered his match against Tomas Berdych with myriad distractions. Add in an injured elbow, and it all proved too much for Djokovich, who retired down 2-0 in the second set after losing the first 7-6.

"It's not the shoulder, it's the elbow that keeps bothering me," Djokovic told the Guardian. "For over a year and a half actually. It's unfortunate I have to finish Wimbledon in this way. I was able for 30 minutes to play with some pain that was bearable. All the treatments and medication couldn't help. The serves and forehands were where I could feel it the most and after that there was really no point."  

Roger Federer, meanwhile, is moving on to the semifinals. With Nadal and Djokovic out, in addition to Sam Querrey's upset of injured Andy Murray, the ball is in his proverbial court. Federer swept Canadian Milos Raonic in straight sets, and will face Berdych in the semis.

With three of the Big Four out, many believe that Federer's run to the Wimbledon title is wide open.

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