Djokovic roars into Wimbledon semi-finals

Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during the fourth round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov. Andrew Boyers Reuters

Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during the fourth round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov. Andrew Boyers Reuters

Many Serbians of Krajina (a region in Croatia where Serbs were once the majority) supported his message, backing the country that made them leave.' Meanwhile, at Wimbledon, the three-time former champion reached the quarter-finals where he was to play Kei Nishikori.

But having become the first Japanese man to reach the quarter-finals since Shuzo Matsuoka in 1995, Nishikori must now overturn a 13-2 career losing record against three-time champion Djokovic on Wednesday.

Djokovic rallied to hold and only lost two more games from that point onward as he advanced to his first Grand Slam semi-final since the 2016 US Open.

Anderson, who reached the U.S. Open final past year, saved a match point in the third set before recovering to beat the Swiss top seed 2-6 6-7 (5) 7-5 6-4 13-11 after four hours and 14 minutes on Court One.

Djokovic, who will be competing in his 41st Grand Slam quarter, had far more joy in the second and third sets as he held throughout. "Maybe things changed if I got the game".

When asked what he admired about defending champion Federer, the 32-year-old Anderson was happy to reel off an exhaustive check-list.

The pair traded breaks of serve in the opening set before Djokovic broke in the seventh game, carving out the opportunity to serve for the set. I know how I threw the racquet.

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I'm proud over my team , I'm proud over my country and if we can do this with football, let us spread this love even without. Alli added the second goal by meeting a far-post cross from Jesse Lingard with a powerful header in the 59th.

At the start of the second, Djokovic was putting Nishikori under vast pressure again, but the Japanese held firm on serve in a 10-minute game. "I feel like I'm peaking at the right moment". "I think it was great quality tennis and in the final set there were some fantastic points", said Nadal who was a 7-5 6-7 4-6 6-4 6-4 victor.

"I was really glad to play Queen's and to get five matches there".

Djokovic will face old rival and world No. 1 Nadal, who saw off Del Potro 7-5, 6-7 (7-9), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 after 4 hours and 48 minutes on Centre Court to reach his sixth Wimbledon semifinal and 28th at the majors.

"It motivates me to do extremely well here because I don't want to sit here and explain my loss".

"Maybe he has good chance to win the tournament", said Nishikori, who was beaten in four sets by the Serb in the quarter-finals.

When Nishikori then bounced his own racket against the court in the fourth set without being given a warning, Djokovic yelled out "double standards" toward the umpire's chair - drawing boos from the Centre Court crowd. "You think I ruined the court by tossing the racket two metres behind the baseline?" I think his confidence is back, ' he said.

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