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Del Potro: Injury won't hamper semi-final chance

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Juan Martin del Potro comes up against world number one Novak Djokovic in today's Wimbledon semi-final confident that there will be no re-emergence of the knee injury that flared up in the previous round.

The eighth seed has had serious doubts cast over his fitness ahead of today's match on Centre Court following the knee injury he suffered against Grega Zemlja in the third round.

The injury flaired up again on Wednesday when he fell awkwardly in his quarter-final win over David Ferrer, although it proved to be a minor issue for the Argentine as he continued on his perfect progression through the draw so far.

“It will be a difficult day but I will try to play better than against Ferrer and try to win,” Del Potro added.

“I am confident at the moment with my serve and all my game. Nole is world number one. Not many can beat him and he is a big favourite for the tournament, but I will try to win.”

Del Potro, who usually sports heavy strapping on his knee, could only manage 40 minutes of practise yesterday but insists his injury won't distract him from the task at hand.

“I am okay,” he said. “I think I will be better for the semi-final. I will think about the match, about Nole [Djokovic] and nothing else.”

Del Potro beat Djokovic on grass last year and will be hoping to use the confidence from that to inspire another shock at Wimbledon today.

 

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