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

/ 02:36 PM June 20, 2019

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina plays a return to Denis Shapovalov of Canada during the Queens Club tennis tournament in London, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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 Shapovalov 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.

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