Nishikori predicts 'war' with Djokovic in quarters

Novak Djokovic equals Jimmy Connors and Andy Murray by reaching Wimbledon quarter-finals

Djokovic completed his match

"I feel physically, mentally ready, fit, positive", Djokovic said. I've been building in the past couple of weeks.

'Obviously I have a great opportunity to play the sport I love and compete at this high level and I've worked very hard and very smart to get myself in the best possible shape for these events - it doesn't get any bigger than Wimbledon so hopefully I can keep on going. It will be Djokovic's first semi-final at a major since the 2016 French Open when he completed the career Grand Slam. "But hopefully I have two more matches to play".

Isner's 41 attempts at reaching a first Grand Slam semi-final is the second-most in the Open era after fellow American Sam Querrey, who made the Wimbledon last four in 2017 on his 42nd try.

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic has continued his resurgence in the men's game by reaching the semi-finals. The 31-year-old celebrated the four-year anniversary of his marriage to his wife, Jelena. But a semi-final?

After a slump following two years of nearly total domination of the men's game, Djokovic's star appears to be back on the rise and he is a clear contender to win a fourth Wimbledon title.

Anderson added that Federer, who won his first Wimbledon title in 2003, is the ideal role model for the sport - and for those players in the chasing pack.

Anderson held for 5-all, broke to 6-5 with a violent return victor off a 97 miles per hour second serve, then staved off three break points and closed the set with a 133 miles per hour ace.

A glimpse of the potential that has seen Khachanov's reputation grow came in the first game as a superb cross-court forehand helped him break.

Those fears dimmed when Nishikori broke Nole in the opening game of the fourth set, but again the balance tipped in the Serb's direction when he broke back in the follower.

Nishikori broke to open the fourth frame of the afternoon but immediately relinquished the advantage and Djokovic realized he was in a dog fight. This time there was nothing left in Nishikori's tank, although he leaves the All England Club having re-established himself as one of the leading contenders in Slams.

Djokovic had to overcome a series of rows with Carlos Ramos to book a 52nd on-court date on Friday with world No.1 Rafael Nadal.

Novak looked great. That fire in the belly is back. I always enjoy playing against him. It was not a surprising result, but a pleasing one. "The big challenge for me after surgery was to be comfortable with the change of racquet, and the different compensations that I made in the motion of my serve", said the Serb, who asked for some modifications to be made to his Head Graphene Touch.

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