Tennis: Djokovic overcomes injury scare to make ninth Wimbledon quarter-final

Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures to the crowd after beating France's Adrian Mannarino during their men's singles fourth round match on the eighth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships in Wimbledon, on July 11, 2017.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures to the crowd after beating France's Adrian Mannarino during their men's singles fourth round match on the eighth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships in Wimbledon, on July 11, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

(AFP) - Three-time champion Novak Djokovic overcame an injury scare to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the ninth time on Tuesday (July 11) with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 win over France's Adrian Mannarino.

The 30-year-old Djokovic needed treatment on his right shoulder after the fifth game of the third set and a medical timeout at 4-3 to treat the same problem.

He had already summoned the doctor after just three games of the opening set.

Second seed Djokovic will face the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych on Wednesday for a semi-final spot, boasting a 25-2 career record over the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up.