Nadal fights past Del Porto, Novak next

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2018

Federer suffers shock Wimbledon quarter-final loss to Anderson The two-time Wimbledon champion will face Djokovic, a three-time victor at the All England Club, for a place in Sunday's final.

Djokovic leads their epic head-to-head rivalry 26-25.

Roger Federer after his loss to Kevin Anderson: "I couldn't feel very well off the baseline".

" I think it was great quality tennis". It had a little of everything, great points, great rallies, he was hitting insane with his forehands. I tried to resist, maintaining focus.

"Sorry to Juan Martin, he's an fantastic opponent and player. I am just excited to be in the semis". I didn't feel exactly 100% and that had nothing to do with my opponent, it is just one of those days where you hope to get by somehow, I nearly could have and should have.

Every single set was hard-earned, with Nadal taking the first 7-5 before Del Potro evened things up on a tiebreak in the second. There were no service breaks until the tenth game where Del Porto beat Nadal with a forehand victor to get the service break and set, 6-4.

Moments later, Nadal's level dipped, allowing Juan Martín del Potro back into their quarter-final match.

Del Potro finished with 77 winners to Nadal's 67 but could not convert any of his five break points in the fifth set.

Del Potro let two break-back points slip in the sixth game and then forced Nadal to save three more breaks for 5-3.

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