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Novak Djokovic Beats Kei Nishikori To Enter Eighth Wimbledon Semi-Final

Djokovic beats darkness to reach quarter-finals Novak Djokovic Beats Kei Nishikori To Enter Eighth Wimbledon Semi-Final
Shannon Reynolds | 12 July, 2018, 07:57

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reached his first grand slam semifinal since 2016 after knocking out Kei Nishikori. I feel like a lot of aspects of my game can give him a lot of trouble'.

Djokovic and Nishikori will play the first match on Centre Court, followed by arguably the pick of the quarter-finals between Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro, meaning Federer must make a rare visit to Court One.

Djokovic had looked in control after the first set on a sunny Centre Court but lost his cool and concentration in the second after a heated exchange with umpire Carlos Ramos. 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.

"You're saying in the point if I toss my racket like this I'm ruining the court?"

Djokovic secured that game with a forehand victor, then saved two game points on Nishikori's serve before converting his first match point with a forehand down the line.

The three-time Wimbledon champion was broken in the opening game of the fourth set, but won the next four games and broke again to clinch victory.

Del Potro fell 4-1 behind in the third set after Simon broke in the third game.

'I don't think it really mattered, to be honest.

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Djokovic, victor of three singles titles at the All England Club, will next meet Japan's 24th seed Kei Nishikori.

"After that he was playing better".

Friday's fixture will be Djokovic's first major semi-final since he finished runner-up at the 2016 U.S. Open, which also happens to be the last Grand Slam in which Nishikori made it past the last eight.

"I think Rafa and Del Potro had to be on Centre Court", Murray told BBC. "I knew how I threw the racquet", he said.

The semi-final will be the 32nd of Djokovic's Grand Slam career but he has had to fight to get there.

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.

Asked whether he was a "man on a mission" to get back to where he left off, the Serb could only agree: "Of course, that's why I'm here", he said.

'Obviously that helps knowing what time you get out on the court.

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