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Wimbledon semifinals preview: Anderson v. Isner; Djokovic v. Nadal

Wimbledon Del Potro sets up quarter-final showdown with Nadal
Frederick Owens | 13 July, 2018, 09:42

Djokovic won a routine four-setter against Japan's Kei Nishikori in two hours and 38 minutes, while Nadal battled for just under five hours to somehow get past Juan Martin del Potro in a five-set thriller.

But the same goes for the 32-year-old Anderson, who also reached his first Wimbledon quarterfinal, and now semifinal, this week. Djokovic has the slight edge at overall Tour-level at 26-25, but Nadal ended a seven-match losing streak against the Serb at Madrid past year and also won their only meeting so far in 2018 in the semi-finals of the Rome Masters.

"Rafa is a fighter and he has a fantastic game".

"I think after each win throughout these 10 days, I've had a Kit Kat". "After nearly five hours of running and playing at this high level against the No. 1 in the world and lost, it's not good for me".

Playing him is always a big challenge.

Anderson comes to the final Friday with the biggest possible boost after coming from two sets and match-point down to beat the eight-times champion, Roger Federer, in a heart-stopping match on No 1 Court, the Swiss's first visit there since 2015.

The world number one then wasted four set points in the second. In the next game, Nadal staved off two break points, the first when he used his never-give-up-on-a-ball defense to stretch a point and del Potro pushed a forehand way long.

But back came Nadal to level before an enthralling final set which was punctuated by great shot-making and spectacular dives and falls by both players.

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Soon, Nadal gained the upper hand, shaking off a hard fall onto his back on one point by whipping a cross-court backhand victor on the next to break for a 3-2 lead.

A tired Del Potro, a semi-finalist in 2013, finished with 33 aces and 77 winners but even those impressive statistics were not enough.

Del Potro should have levelled moments later. So far the four matches have been really, really good for me'.

"Obviously I'm very ecstatic to get through that match", Anderson said.

Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion, will now face three-time victor Djokovic for the 52nd time with the Serb holding a 26-25 edge.

"This photo says it all", wrote Juan Martin del Potro on his Instagram page.

Shattered, and defeated, having had victory in his grasp, the 29-year-old Argentinean collapsed to the ground, only for Nadal, to cross the net and go comfort the man he first played 11 years ago. I know in the semi-finals of Wimbledon you will not have an easy opponent in front (of you). It had a little of everything, great points, great rallies, he was hitting insane with his forehands. I tried to resist, maintaining focus.

"There is no other match in the history of tennis that has been played more than our matches", said Nadal.

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