Wimbledon 2013: Juan Martin del Potro beats David Ferrer to reach semifinals

It will be del Potro's first Grand Slam semi-final appearance since his breakthrough triumph at the US Open four years ago.

updated: July 03, 2013 20:43 IST
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London: Juan Martin del Potro played through the pain barrier to reach his first Wimbledon semi-final as the former US Open champion defeated Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) on Wednesday.

Argentine eighth seed Del Potro emerged unscathed despite a nasty fall in the first game of the quarter-final that required several minutes' treatment and briefly appeared to leave him in tears.

The 24-year-old was clearly struggling to move at times, but he gritted his teeth through two hours and 16 minutes of gruelling action, unloading 42 winners and 12 aces to finally subdue the battling Spaniard.

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