Determined Djokovic Back In The Last Four At Wimbledon

Djokovic beats darkness to reach quarter-finals

However, Nishikori was prevented from launching a comeback as Djokovic, a three-time Wimbledon champion, regained his composure and managed to grind out wins in the third set (6-2) and in the fourth set (6-2) to set up a semifinal match against Juan Martín del Potro or Rafa Nadal.

Nishikori, who failed to take advantage of three break points early in the third set and lost his serve immediately afterwards, reckoned the Serb was timing his return to form just right.

The fifth game of the third set was nearly a mirror of the third game of the second - which Nishikori had held despite three break points.

Next up for Djokovic, the tournament's 12th seed, will be Kei Nishikori of Japan who defeated Ernests Gulbis 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6, (10), 6-1 in a gruelling contest that went on for three hours and 28 minutes.

Friday's fixture will be Djokovic's first major semi-final since he finished runner-up at the 2016 U.S. Open, which also happens to be the last Grand Slam in which Nishikori made it past the last eight.

Nishikori, playing Djokovic on grass for the first time and seeking to end a 12-match losing streak against the Serb, held his own in the third set before running out of steam. "I am peaking at the right moment". It's not the first time I've been in semi-finals, I've been here before but I'll try to enjoy this victory'. "But hopefully I have two more matches to play".

Novak Djokovic felt he was a different player to the Wimbledon victor of old but comparisons were inevitable on Wednesday as the Serb rolled into the semi-finals for the first time since 2015. I don't want to stop here. Scot Murray, 32 - who triumphed here a year ago alongside Martina Hingis - and former singles world No.1 Azarenka moved into the quarter-finals with a 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 win over Matwe Middelkoop and Johanna Larsson. "I know who I would like to lift the trophy", Serbian media quoted Djokovic as saying from Wimbledon.

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Djokovic was seen engaged in a heated discussion with the umpire in the aftermath of the warning and it is fair to say some of his comments and complaints have left a sour taste in the mouth of some Wimbledon punters over the course of the championships.

'I didn't harm the grass.

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

Djokovic last appeared in the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2015, when he won.

He then let rip at Ramos for failing to sanction Nishikori for a similar act of frustration in the fourth set.

'I'm sure he's in good shape again.

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