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Tennis: Del Potro concerned about knee, ankle injuries

Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro says he needs to consult a doctor after injuring his left knee and ankle during a third-round victory at Wimbledon

AP, Saturday 29 Jun 2013
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Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina receives treatment after crashing into the umpires chair during his Men's singles match against Grega Zemlja of Slovenia at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, June 29, 2013 (Photo: AP)
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Del Potro overcame a scary late fall to beat Grega Zemlja of Slovenia 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-0 Saturday, but said he twisted his ankle and hyper-extended his knee.

Del Potro hurt his left leg when chasing down a drop shot in the third set, skidding awkwardly on the grass and tumbling face first. He received treatment after taking a 4-0 lead and took a medical timeout after the next game, and returned to break Zemlja again to clinch the win.

The eighth-seeded Argentine said ''it was really painful. I was a little scared at that moment. ... Now I start to feel something in my knee and my ankle, as well. I will check with the doctor very soon.''

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