Nadal braced for 'complex' Djokovic in 52nd meeting

Nadal braced for 'complex' Djokovic in 52nd meeting

In addition, Djokovic has exhibited better data at Wimbledon 2018, winning 3.4% more points on serve, as well has having a surprisingly large 6.2% edge on return, and his 122.1% combined serve/return points won percentage is markedly better than Nadal's 112.5%, for the event.

The French Open champion will next face Novak Djokovic in a clash of two former champions following the Serbian's success over Kei Nishikori earlier on Wednesday.

Our recommended way to watch Nadal vs Djokovic online without cable is via Hulu Live TV with Wimbledon coverage. "That's a big thing". 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.

Fifty one meetings, 13 in Grand Slams, of which seven have been finals.

Suffering from pain in his back, ribs and cramping legs, Novak Djokovic was face-down beside the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium, getting treatment. He is one of the more complex players that I have ever seen in our sport, it is always a big test.

He looked flat as he was broken to trail 1-3 but he clawed his way back to lead 5-4 with his serve to come.

"I know he's playing very well", the Spaniard said.

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"I just try to build the momentum".

"You have to accept that if you want to win important things".

After a hectic clay-court season where he won the Monte Carlo, Rome and French Open titles, Nadal chose to go into Wimbledon without playing a warm-up event on grass for the second year running.

World number one Nadal saw off Del Potro 7-5, 6-7 (7/9), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 after four hours and 48 minutes on Centre Court to reach his sixth Wimbledon semi-final and 28th at the majors.

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.

It's hard to know where to begin, which stat to throw out, which past meeting to highlight, such is the enormity and quality of this match-up as we look towards their semi-final clash. Isner leads their head-to-head record 8-3, including their only match on grass, at Queen's eight years ago, but most of those have been close.

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.

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