Novak Djokovic edges ahead in Wimbledon semi-final with Rafael Nadal

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• Former world No 1 takes third set on tie-break
• Nadal had hit back to level semi-final showdown

At the end of a very long Friday when nothing could be taken for granted, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic added an entertaining late-night postscript to the heroics that had earlier transfixed Centre Court in the sunshine for six hours and 36 minutes, but must return on Saturday to determine who meets Kevin Anderson in Sunday’s final.

Djokovic took the first 6-4 and the third 7-6 (9), Nadal the second 6-3.

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Written by Kevin Mitchell
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/13/rafael-nadal-novak-djokovic-wimbledon-mens-semi-final-match-report under the title “Novak Djokovic edges ahead in Wimbledon semi-final with Rafael Nadal”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.