Seven times Wimbledon victor, Roger Federer has yet to be truly stretched but Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov should give observers some clues as to just how sharp the Swiss’s form is.
And, just two games after resuming play, Djokovic called an end to proceedings – meaning Berdych advances to his third Wimbledon semi-final 7-6 (7-2) 2-0, where Roger Federer awaits. She last won the title in 2008, but reached the semifinals last year and the Australian Open final this year.
Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at three talking points from a dramatic day nine at the All England Club.
But he did not appear to have much difficulty with Mannarino, except briefly in the second set, when Djokovic became frustrated with his play.
The scheduling chaos could have been avoided with a deciding tiebreaker, but Muller needed about an hour extra to finish Nadal off 15-13 in the fifth set.
In the tie break, Mannarino won both points on Djokovic’s serve then revisited his leaping backhand-only this time he carved under the ball for a creative drop shot victor opening a 4-2 lead. “Obviously when you’re playing well, then you’re feeling well, then you’re even more, I guess, motivated, passionate to see how far it can take you”. Novak Djokovic is third. He beat two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.
The first portentous sign of trouble for Andy Murray, surprisingly enough, came right as the two-time Wimbledon champion constructed an ample lead over Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Konta is the first British women to reach the Wimbledon semifinals since Virginia Wade was the runner-up in 1978.
“There was nobody better in the past – I think he’s the greatest of them all”.
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Djokovic had a relatively easy run to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon this year.
The Djokovic-Berdych head-to-head history has been only slightly more competitive than the Harlem Globetrotters vs. Washington Generals with Djokovic winning their last 12 meetings and holding a dominant 25-2 edge overall.
“We went to the referee’s office before 8:00”.
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The 12-time Grand Slam victor grabbed a break at the next attempt, though, sealed with a marvellous passing backhand victor down the line.
Play has started on the outside show courts at Wimbledon.
A tiebreak beckoned and both players wanted it, with each of the first five points resulting in a mini-break.
Mannarino smelt an opportunity and pushed the former world number one hard as he attempted to make the clash under the Centre Court roof interesting, but Djokovic clinched the tie break 7-5 to all but confirm his passage into the last eight at SW19.