Nadal braced for 'complex' Djokovic in 52nd meeting

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Nadal described Wednesday's showdown as a combination of "suffering" and "enjoyment" but he was mightily relieved he came back from two-sets-to-one down to reach the semi-finals for the first time since 2011. It will be their 52nd career meeting; Djokovic leads 26-25.

Spare a thought for Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, whose wait to play their own semifinal finally ended around 8 p.m. local time.

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He is one of the more complex players that I have ever seen in our sport, it is always a big test. Having dropped a set against defending champion Rafael Nadal, Djokovic's grip on the U.S. Open title appeared to slip away.

The two-time victor will meet Novak Djokovic in the last four on Friday.

Since elbow surgery last year and another procedure after his struggles at the Australian Open, the 31-year-old has remodelled his serve and looks close to his best form again at Wimbledon this year.

The match went into the history books as longest Grand Slam final ever with a match time of five hours and 53 minutes.

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Simon had an early break in the fourth set, but Del Potro hit back and was on the verge of victory until the Frenchman saved four match points to take it to another tie-break.

"Of course I was anxious when I lost the second set", said Nadal, who had reached the quarter-finals without dropping a set and might have continued that run had he not squandered four set points, including one with a double fault, in the tiebreak. Nadal won the first set before losing the second one. "I've only lost one match", said Nadal.

Both men are in the semi-finals at Wimbledon for the first time. In the United States, the match is scheduled to start after the John Isner vs Kevin Anderson match and will be broadcast on ESPN.

While Nadal's rivalry with Roger Federer may be considered as the most engaging, it is the Spaniard's rivalry with Djokovic which is the most enduring.

"I've been building the last couple of weeks on the level of tennis that I've played the last couple of month, the last couple of clay-court tournaments and Queen's".

"I'm really not thinking about being an underdog or being a favourite", he said.

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