Wimbledon 2013: I almost quit, says wounded winner Del Potro

Despite taking painkillers, Del Potro was clearly struggling to move at times, but he gritted his teeth through two hours and 16 minutes of gruelling action to reach his first Wimbledon semi-final as the former US Open champion defeated Spanish fourth seed Ferrer 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5).

updated: July 04, 2013 08:31 IST
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London: Juan Martin del Potro admitted he almost quit Wimbledon after suffering a horror fall in the first game of his quarter-final against David Ferrer on Wednesday.

Del Potro, the Argentine eighth seed, was in tears after his already-injured left knee bent awkwardly in the fifth point of the match on Centre Court.

The 24-year-old originally injured the knee during his third round win over Grega Zemlja and the pain was so excruciating when he fell against Ferrer that he was on the verge of pulling out.

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