Wimbledon is obviously a very special tournament: Djokovic
Wimbledon is obviously a very special tournament: Djokovic
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during the fourth round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov. Andrew Boyers Reuters
14 July, 2018, 08:52
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan in their men's quarterfinal match at the WimbledonTennis Championships in London, Wednesday July 11, 2018. The world number 40 was unable to mount a response this time and evidence fortune was in the Serbian's favour came on his second of two set points when a Khachanov slip enabled him to take a 2-0 lead in the match.
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 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. I don't want to stop here.
He added: "I played very well in Queen's (where he finished runner-up) coming into Wimbledon".
Scot Murray, 32 - who triumphed here past year 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.
Djokovic, who beat the big-serving Russian Karen Khachanov in the fourth-round late on Monday, also dwelt on the mental adjustment he has had to make in the last 24 months, when he has gone without a Grand Slam title.
"I had moments where I was great, I felt like I was reading his serve, other moments where I don't know where the hell I was moving to". "I didn't harm the grass", he said. I haven't spent too much time on the court. I think that's not fair. It will be Djokovic's first semi-final at a major since the 2016 French Open when he completed the career Grand Slam.
But the second seed stayed alive by taking the fourth set before the gripping drama continued in an electrifying deciding set in which both players were left diving after volleys and slipping over as they chased after blinding winners.
Yet the 22-year-old, playing in the last 16 for the second successive grand slam, saw his hopes severely hindered by mistakes and a sliced forehand wide gave Djokovic a pair of break points - only one of which he needed.
He came into the match having won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, a run he stretched to 34 before faltering. "I really do", Djokovic said.
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Asked how far he thought the still young England team could progress in the next World Cup, he said: "This far, if not the final". In the previous four World Cups: Croatia failed to qualify in 2010 and was ousted in the group stage the other three occasions.
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England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was notably called into action early in the second half when he saved Marcus Berg's header. The Americans seem to be going off the boil with their World Cup fever, with England and Croatia demoted to the sidebar.
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Real Madrid midfielder Modric said: "Maybe it is written in the stars that we had to go through the extra drama". After the final whistle he celebrated wildly, shouting and pumping his fist in front of the travelling support.
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But first, a bit of context. " Three Lions " is back in the charts, the sun is out and football fever has gripped the country. Football could actually be coming home. "You wanted to make history, England, and you are doing just that".