Juan Martin del Potro downplays knee problem

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina reacts after winning his Men's singles match against Grega Zemlja of Slovenia at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on June 29, 2013
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Juan Martin del Potro insists that his fitness is not an issue ahead of his semi-final against Novak Djokovic.

Juan Martin del Potro has downplayed the knee injury he aggravated during his Wimbledon quarter-final win over David Ferrer.

The Argentine insisted that he will be fully fit for his semi-final against world number one Novak Djokovic on Friday after making it through a training session.

"I am okay. I think I will be better for tomorrow [Friday]. I will think about the match, about Nole [Djokovic] and nothing else," Sky Sports News quotes him as saying.

"It will be a difficult day but I will try to play better than yesterday and try to win. Nole is world Number one. Not many can beat him and he is a big favourite for the tournament, but I will try to win."

The winner of the semi-final between Del Potro and Djokovic will take on either Andy Murray or Jerzy Janowicz in the final.

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