Djokovic leads Nadal as Wimbledon semi-final halted for night

American John Isner makes first major semi-final at 33 at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic clawed his way to a two sets to one lead over great rival Rafael Nadal before their scintillating Wimbledon semi-final was paused on a knife-edge on Friday (July 13).

When Djokovic converted his second set point in the tiebreaker - having saved three of Nadal's - the clock had ticked a couple of minutes past 11.

The match will resume at 1 p.m. local time on Saturday, before the women's final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber.

John Isner of the USA leaves the court after being defeated by Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the men's semifinal match at Wimbledon on Friday.

Anderson, who had dethroned eight-time champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals in a five-set thriller, advanced to his second grand slam finals.

"You feel like it's a draw between the two of us, but somebody has to win".

The victor of Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic awaits Anderson in Sunday's final.

Roanic, the 13th seed, required strapping to his right thigh in the first set and had treatment later in the match, but Isner deserved this victory.

Isner's 53 aces meant he beat Goran Ivanisevic's Wimbledon record haul - the Croatian sent down 213 in 2001 - but the 214th he served was his last of the tournament.

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Nadal, 32, and Djokovic, 31, meet in a highly anticipated Wimbledon semi-final at about 16:30 BST on Friday.

They slugged it out on Centre Court for six hours and 35 minutes before the eighth seed came through 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (5-7) 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 26-24.

Wimbledon usually play until dark, which is around 9pm, but once the roof on Centre Court is shut then they can squeeze in a couple more hours.

Kevin Anderson broke John Isner twice to claim the fourth set 6-4 and force a decider after 3-1/2 hours of play.

Isner has been playing the tennis of his life this year, claiming a first Masters title and now on the threshold of a first Slam final, and he edgedMilos Raonic, whose body looked to be letting him down once more in a career ravaged with injury.

They have met on 51 previous occasions, but not at this stage of a Slam since the 2014 French Open semi-finals.

"Either Nadal or Djokovic - neither needs any introduction.

I really do. I think with the performances I've had, I deserve to be in the semifinals", Djokovic said.

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