Novak Djokovic into tenth Wimbledon quarter-final, to take on Kei Nishikori

Novak Djokovic reveals what was his best match in career

Novak Djokovic reveals what was his best match in career

He may have earned his first Wimbledon semi-final spot in three years, but Novak Djokovic wasn't a happy camper during and following his quarter-final win over Kei Nishikori this morning.

A tight third set turned in Djokovic's favour as Nishikori went wide and that was enough for the fired-up three-time champion to edge back in front as he served into a 2-1 lead.

Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man in 23 years to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals and then predicted a "war" with Novak Djokovic to get to the last four.

But having got his foothold in the second set, Djokovic's nous and show-court experience shone through, making it 13 wins on the bounce for the Serb against Nishikori.

The Serb has progressed to the last four of a Grand Slam for the 32nd time to take sole ownership of second place on the list for the most semi-final appearances at a major in the Open Era, ahead of American great Jimmy Connors. "Djokovic is a national hero and I thank him - but support Croatia, how can he not be ashamed?"

He then failed to convert three crucial break opportunities on Djokovic's serve at 2-2 in the third set, giving away the game and then his next two serves to hand the Serb his second set. I know how I threw the racket.

At the start of the second, Djokovic was putting Nishikori under vast pressure again, but the Japanese held firm on serve in a 10-minute game.

Rafael Nadal needed nearly five hours to beat Juan Martin del Potro and set up a Wimbledon semi-final with Novak Djokovic.

When Nishikori then bounced his own racket against the court in the fourth set without being given a warning, Djokovic yelled out "double standards" toward the umpire's chair - drawing boos from the Centre Court crowd.

"I'm not sure what to say right now", U.S. Open finalist Anderson said.

"I was really glad to play Queen's and to get five matches there". I don't want to stop here.

Having already been critical of what he described as unfair treatment from the Wimbledon crowd during his clash with Kyle Edmund, Djokovic was less than impressed with the umpires decision.

If Anderson is to shock Federer, who has only lost once before the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 15 years, he will need to call up the heavy artillery which has served him well at the tournament this year.

"I just asked him whether he thought honestly that I damaged the court with the racket that I throw".

"Post-match I heard that the organisers were planning to cancel my match if Monfils and Anderson went to a fifth".

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