Wimbledon 2018: Novak Djokovic edges ahead of Rafael Nadal in semi-final thriller

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By: Reuters | London |
Published: July 14, 2018 5:32:26 am


Wimbledon 2018: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his semi final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal. (Source: Reuters) 

Novak Djokovic clawed his way to two sets to one lead over great rival Rafael Nadal under the Centre Court roof before their scintillating Wimbledon semi-final was paused with the contest balanced on a knife-edge on Friday. With the clock slipping past 11pm, the official curfew time for action at the All England Club to end for the day, Djokovic survived three set points in a gripping tiebreak before outlasting Nadal in a 17-stroke rally to edge ahead in the match.

The battle will resume at 1200GMT (04:30 pm IST) on Saturday with the Serbian, three-time champion, 6-4 3-6 7-6(9) ahead, requiring one more set to book a Sunday showdown with South African Kevin…

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