Federer stunned, Djokovic in Wimbledon semis

Novak Djokovic

GETTYNovak Djokovic was pleased to have had a little more support at Wimbledon

"I like the level of tennis that I'm playing on right now".

It was a case of down but definitely not out as a Rafael Nadal kept picking himself off a slippery and dusty Centre Court surface to storm into the Wimbledon semi-finals with a pulsating 7-5 6-7 (7) 4-6 6-4 6-4 over Juan Martin del Potro. "The umpire said he didn't see". With Djokovic leading a 15-love game in the first set of their quarterfinal match on Wednesday, Nishikori pulled off what may be the shot of the tournament on a high lob from Djokovic that looked like it was going out.

"Do you think or not?"

"It's not the first time in the semi-finals - I've been here before - but first I'll try to enjoy this victory before thinking about the next opponent".

Djokovic, who will be competing in his 41st Grand Slam quarter, had far more joy in the second and third sets as he held throughout.

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The second came at 4-2 up in the fourth, on his own serve, for a time violation.

"That was I think the biggest chance I had".

This time it was the Serb who saved three break points before he let out a huge roar when, with momentum on his side, he broke Nishikori in the next game. "Maybe things changed if I got the game".

But Djokovic appears to be building towards somewhere near his best again and, while made to work hard by Nishikori, he was good value for a 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 triumph. I was top 3 player for so many years in a row, it was quite a odd feeling for me not to be able to deliver my game.

Novak Djokovic felt he was a different player to the Wimbledon victor of old but comparisons were inevitable on Wednesday as the Serb rolled into the semi-finals for the first time since 2015.

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"Anybody who saw the match, saw that literally I kind of touched the grass".

Djokovic went on to take the set but there was to be another twist at the start of the fourth when the world number 28 - also known for his obdurate resistance - broke Djokovic again. I get the warning, he doesn't, so it's not fair. He dispatched Kei Nishikori, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, in two hours and 38 minutes in the last eight at Wimbledon and the inner steel that characterized his previous 12 successes at Grand Slam level has reappeared.

With Kevin Anderson taking nearly 3-1/2 hours to tame French showman Gael Monfils in the previous match, Djokovic knew he had about two hours of daylight left if he wanted to avoid coming back on Tuesday's rest day to finish off the contest.

When asked if he was on a mission to get back to his best, he added: 'That's why I'm here.

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