Marin Cilic bemoans "very black day"

Cilic bemoans
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Marin Cilic describes his decision to withdraw from Wimbledon because of injury as a "very black day".

Number 10 seed Marin Cilic has spoken of his disappointment following his injury-forced withdrawal from this year's Wimbledon.

The Croatian had been due to take on Kenny De Schepper later today, but a knee problem has forced him to pull out of the competition.

"I would say this is a very black day. I mean, the other days, other weeks, there were no pull-outs. It's difficult to say what the real issue is," said the 24-year-old. "I just consider my own case. It's more because of obviously much lower bounces, putting more pressure on my body and my knees, as I'm pretty tall.

"It also has a difficulty on movement. It's a bit tougher to move on grass than other surfaces."

Cilic had been due to face Andy Murray in the fourth round.

Marin Cilic returns the ball to Tomas Berdych during their quarter final match at Queens on June 14, 2013
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