Wimbledon 2018 : 'I'm peaking at the right time', says Novak Djokovic

by Leon Thompson July 14, 2018, 1:08
Wimbledon 2018 : 'I'm peaking at the right time', says Novak Djokovic

The former world number one and three-times champion played some sublime tennis, and showed plenty of fire in altercations with the umpire, as he swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2.

Djokovic rallied to hold and only lost two more games from that point onward as he advanced to his first Grand Slam semi-final since the 2016 US Open. Scot Murray, 32 - who triumphed here previous year alongside Martina Hingis - and former singles world No.1 Azarenka moved into the quarter-finals with a 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 win over Matwe Middelkoop and Johanna Larsson. But he grew frustrated after failing to capitalize on three straight break points in the third game of the second set and was given a code violation after slamming his racket into the ground. "Maybe I don't have good results or good record with him, but I always enjoy playing him". "Djokovic is a national hero and I thank him - but support Croatia, how can he not be ashamed?"

The 24th-seeded Nishikori was able to attack Djokovic's second serve and had a chance to take the lead when he was 0-40 up at 2-2 in the third set.

"I just asked the chair umpire, 'How did I deserve that warning?'", Djokovic said.

And Nishikori broke in front when a Djokovic drop shot caught the net, as the 24th seed kicked on to draw level in the match.

Fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro met stubborn resistance from Frenchman Gilles Simon and had to settle for a suspension of their Wimbledon fourth round match as he led 7-6 (1) 7-6 (5) 5-7 after more than three hours on Court Two on Monday. "I feel physically, mentally ready, fit, positive".

"I feel great to be in the last four of Grand Slam", beamed the Serb afterwards.

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He added: "I played very well in Queen's (where he finished runner-up) coming into Wimbledon".

Djokovic last appeared in the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2015, when he won. I didn't harm the grass.

After the match, Djokovic admitted his frustration at Ramos's decision, while pointing out that Nishikori did exactly the same thing in the fourth set.

The Spaniard and Djokovic will be viewed as the two favourites to go all the way following reigning champion Roger Federer's shock exit to Kevin Anderson.

"It motivates me to do extremely well here because I don't want to sit here and explain my loss". "You think I ruined the court by tossing the racket two metres behind the baseline? Honestly, it's not easy playing Novak", Nishikori said.

"So I think it's not fair but it is the way it is, in the mix of emotions and a tough match it happens".

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