Novak Djokovic triumphs in longest ever Wimbledon semi-final
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Novak Djokovic triumphs in longest ever Wimbledon semi-final

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 12:27
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Novak Djokovic triumphs in longest ever Wimbledon semi-finalZee Media Bureau

London: World no 1 Novak Djokovic on Friday defeated Juan Martin del Potro in what turned out to be the longest ever Wimbledon semi-final in history.

In a titanic struggle played out over four hours and 43 minutes, Djokovic defeated Potro 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 to move into his 11th Grand Slam title match.


Djokovic squandered two match points in the fourth set tiebreak before going on to seal a final clash against British second seed Andy Murray, the runner-up last year.

"It was one of the best matches I`ve been part of, certainly one of the most exciting. It was so close and nothing could separate us," Djokovic said after the match.


The previous record for the longest semi-final in Wimbledon championships was of four hours and one minute set in 1989 by Ivan Lendl and Boris Becker.

With AFP inputs

First Published: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 11:48

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