Djokovic edges ahead of Nadal in semi-final thriller

Djokovic edges ahead of Nadal in semi-final thriller

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic clawed his way to a two sets to one lead over great rival Rafael Nadal under the Centre Court roof before their scintillating Wimbledon semi-final was paused with the contest balanced on a knife-edge on Friday.

With the clock slipping past 11pm — the official curfew time for action at the All England Club to end for the day — Djokovic survived three set points in a gripping tiebreak before outlasting Nadal in a 17-stroke rally to edge ahead in the match.

Battle will resume at 1200GMT on Saturday with the Serbian three-time champion 6-4 3-6 7-6(9) ahead and needing one more set to book a Sunday showdown with South African Kevin Anderson.

Source:The Star