Wimbledon 2018: Rafael Nadal in stands, Novak Djokovic incensed during wins

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The resurgent Nadal has won his past two matches with Djokovic and leads the Serb 9-4 in grand slam showdowns.

- Nadal is bidding to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year for the third time and equal Bjorn Borg's all-time record.

On Friday, the American became embroiled in another marathon contest, he and fellow big-server Anderson - who sensationally beat defending champion Roger Federer 13-11 in a fifth set on Wednesday - trading ace after ace in search of a place in the final at the All England Club.

Which TV channels will broadcast the Wimbledon 2018 Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal semi-final match? "That's a big thing". He is one of the more complex players that I ever saw on our sport, it Is always a big test. The surprise elimination of Roger Federer has opened the door for any of the four remaining players to step through it and raise the Wimbledon trophy.

In the same time, I'm trying to use the experience and memories that I had on being in final stages of Grand Slams, just take things very simple, day by day.

Nadal and Djokovic have faced one another 51 times, the most any Men's player has faced another in the Open era since 1968.

He showed signs of recovering at the French Open before a shock loss in the quarter-finals against unseeded Italian Marco Cecchinato, then reached the Queen's final where more mental fragility proved his undoing against Marin Cilic. "Hopefully I can maintain that". Winning 6-3 in the tiebreak, it's true that he played two great points with his serve, but then I make, yeah, very important mistake. "In some ways he deserves to win as well", said Nadal after the breath-taking quarter-final.

"Friday is another important match against an opponent that is one of the most hard ones that you can face".

"Sorry to Juan Martin, he´s an wonderful opponent and player". Isner hadn't even been as far as the quarterfinals at any Slam since 2011, until making a run at the grass-court tournament where he is best known for having won the longest match in tennis history, 70-68 in the fifth set against Nicolas Mahut in 2010.

Nadal nearly took out an elderly lady before kissing her on the hand as he collected himself among the fans, much to the crowd's delight. Of course, have been an emotional match.

Update: The Nadal vs Djokovics match start time has been pushed back to 12:45 pm EST at the earliest since the Kevin Anderson vs John Isner Semi-Final match has gone five Sets-plus. The set stayed on serve until Del Potro secured the first break point for a 4-3 lead.

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