Wimbledon accept Novak Djokovic's request regarding Roger Federer

Milos Raonic

Milos Raonic

Simon, looking for his third Grand Slam quarter-final at the age of 33, secured the first break of the match to take a 4-3 lead in the second set when Del Potro netted a return.

Novak Djokovic shrugged off a second-set slump to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since 2016 by beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday.

The British player believes that the Serb can win the title overcoming Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. 'I think Novak could beat both of them', Murray said on BBC.

Djokovic and Nishikori will play the first match on Centre Court, followed by arguably the pick of the quarter-finals between Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro, meaning Federer must make a rare visit to Court One.

'I've played this year so far only once in first four matches on Centre Court.

Having reached the last four of 22 of the 24 majors between 2011 and 2016, Djokovic is now closing in on a first final appearance at a slam since losing to Stan Wawrinka at the US Open two years ago.

"I am peaking at the right moment".

The 31-year-old will play second-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the last four.


"You're saying in the point if I toss my racket like this I'm ruining the court?"

It nearly looked like Djokovic ended up giving Nishikori the point on the ensuing backhand, because when you've earned it you've earned it. Djokovic has been looking like his old self again this Wimbledon, but you have to think there's a voice in the back of his head wondering why this keeps happening to him.

A tight third set turned in Djokovic's favour as Nishikori went wide and that was enough for the fired-up three-time champion to edge back in front as he served into a 2-1 lead.

"That was I think the biggest chance I had".

Del Potro said: 'I think I will be in good condition.

The 12-time Grand Slam champion then raised his level in the fourth set and finished with a victor into the corner to book his place in Friday's semi-finals where he was joined by a familiar foe as Nadal won through late in the day.

Scheduled last on No. 1 Court, Djokovic and Khachanov did not get underway until after 19:00 local time at the All England Club on Monday. "So hopefully I can keep going".

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