Del Potro in doubt for Wimbledon after injury at Queen’s

Associated Press
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LONDON — Juan Martin del Potro could be in doubt for Wimbledon after withdrawing from the Queen’s Club grass-court event because of a right knee injury on Wednesday.

The 12th-ranked Del Potro beat Denis Shaovalov 7-5, 6-4 in the first round but finished the match with pain and swelling in his right knee after slipping near the net in the eighth game of the second set.

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The Argentine player underwent tests after the match, with organizers later confirming his withdrawal.

Wimbledon starts on July 1.

Milos Raonic, the sixth seed, returned from a back injury to fire down 24 aces in a 6-3, 6-2 win over Marco Cecchinato.

Rain washed out the entire day’s play on Tuesday and more showers Wednesday have prevented two first-round singles matches – Feliz Auger-Aliassime vs. Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios vs. Roberto Carbales Baena – from starting yet.

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