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The three-time champion, Novak Djokovic has defeated Adrian Mannarino to move on to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Djokovic, ranked world No.4 took out Mannarino, ranked world No.51 with a winning set of 6-2 7-6 (7-5) 6-4. The total match time was two hours and 13 minutes.
During third set, Djokovic had to request a medical timeout for his trainer to examine and stretch his right shoulder. "It's been something that I've been dragging back and forth for a while now," Djokovic said. "But I'm still managing to play, which is the most important thing."
I hope he gets that under control for his next match. If not, I see a great opportunity for his defeat. Shoulder injuries/strain take weeks to heal. If you compete before they are completely healed, It can take the injury to a much more serious state.
Even though his shoulder is hurting, Djokovic does have a rather large pillow to fall back on. He is set to compete with Tomas Berdych, whom he has defeated a whopping 25 times in 27 matches against one another. Those are pretty solid odds in his favor, even with a hurt shoulder.
The match will be on 7/12 at 9:30am EST.