Greensboro native John Isner heading to semifinals at Wimbledon

Juan Martin del Potro was made to work hard for his win against Gilles Simon

Will Djokovic or Nadal lift the title?

Fast food chain Nandos, which originated from South Africa, has pledged to give away free meals to people who share names with the two players, until Anderson is knocked out of the tournament or wins the final.

A match that set the record for the longest Grand Slam final in history. For on this day, defending champion Roger Federer was ousted from his favourite Grand Slam - also in a five-setter - after being two sets up.

Both can make real statements by going all the way at the All England Club. Just feel sorry for him and congrats to Kevin.

In 2016, the 12-time Slam champion was at the peak of his powers.

There was no turning back from there as he won the third and fourth set with relative ease to win his ninth Roland Garros title and his 14th Grand Slam title.

The tide has shifted since, with Nadal and Federer splitting the past six majors between them and Djokovic not really being part of the conversation.

When he lost in the French Open quarter-finals to world number 72 Marco Cecchinato last month, he even suggested he was ready to skip Wimbledon this year as his ranking slipped to 22, his lowest since August 2006.

These victories certainly cannot be viewed as a positive for subsequent rounds, although it's probably fair to say that if one player can be fresh after a five-hour match, it will be Nadal. "Obviously I've been very pleased with the way I've played so far on the grass court season". "He is one of the more complex players that I've ever seen in our sport".




"It's a big challenge to play Novak".

"You know that you can't win against him if you don't play very well".

"Sometimes you play your best tennis and it's not enough to beat him", said the teary-eyed Argentine, who has had the misfortune of running into Nadal at the French Open and Wimbledon championships over the past five weeks.

Both men are in the semi-finals at Wimbledon for the first time.

While Trump would have been a distraction in the royal box - especially if the wind were to cut through his hair spray - the 15,000 sunbathers on Centre Court instead have a double bill of Isner and Anderson at 1pm, followed by the main course, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

"I felt like it was getting better and better as time went on".

"I will try to hold my service games most of the time". And not get ahead of myself too much. Whatever is behind is behind. Focus on tomorrow's day in the practice session, recovery.

Djokovic is no fool. At the same time every point counts a lot.

Big question marks remain over whether he can produce his best tennis in the biggest matches in the tightest moments. Nadal, meanwhile, was hit by recurring wrist problems as well as back injuries, appendicitis, and most recently a hip issue, as his form plummeted. Djokovic has had the air of a troubled man for most of this tournament and has been reluctant to talk about his serial flare-ups on court, against officials, fans, his box and himself.

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