Nadal to face Djokovic after beating Del Potro in epic
World number one Rafael Nadal set-up a mouthwatering Wimbledon semi-final against old rival Novak Djokovic after battling back to beat Juan Martin del Potro in a Centre Court thriller on Wednesday.
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Nadal triumphed 7-5, 6-7 (7/9), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 after four hours and 48 minutes to reach his sixth Wimbledon semi-final and 28th at the majors.
The two-time Wimbledon champion will face Djokovic, a three-time winner at the All England Club, for a place in Sunday’s final.
Djokovic leads their epic head-to-head rivalry 26-25.