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Wimbledon

Djokovic outlasts Nadal in classic Wimbledon semi-final

Novak Djokovic of Serbia, right, meets Rafael Nadal of Spain at the net after defeating him in the men’s singles semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (Andrew Couldridge, Pool via AP)

By: Sarwar Alam

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Wimbledon final as he resisted everything great rival Rafael Nadal could throw at him to win 6-4 3-6 7-6(9) 3-6 10-8 in a two-day classic that concluded in nerve-jangling tension on Saturday. With women’s singles finalists Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber waiting in the locker room, Djokovic and Nadal hogged the stage as they continued where they left off the night before under the Centre Court roof. Their record-extending 52nd career clash had been halted on a knife edge on Friday by Wimbledon’s 11 pm (2200 GMT) curfew after three-times champion Djokovic had saved three set points in a…

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