Former world no 1 Novak Djokovic has crashed out of Wimbledon after retiring injured against Tomas Berdych in the quarter-final match.

The three time champion at the All England Club was down 7-6 (7-2) 2-0 in the match when he withdrew due to an elbow injury.

“It’s the elbow. Over a year and a half it’s been bothering me,” a dejected Djokovic said after the match.

Djokovic hinted thet he might be out of action for a long time to recover fully.

“I probably spent about two and a half hours on the table today. There’s no way out if you don’t feel fit. I’m going to talk to the specialist to find a long-term solution to solve it,” the Serb said.

The 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Berdych will take on Roger Federer in the semi-final who beat Milos Raonic in straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday to reach the reach last four. While Federer is currently looking for his first Wimbledon title since 2012, Berdych would like to get the best of him in order to inch closer to his first Wimbledon.