Novak Djokovic leads Rafael Nadal as Wimbledon semi-final halted for night

Djokovic, the three-time champion, saved three set points in the third set which finished two minutes past the 11pm (2200GMT) tournament curfew.

Published: 14th July 2018 04:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2018 04:22 AM   |  A+A-

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's singles semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Friday July 13, 2018. | AP

By AFP

LONDON: Novak Djokovic led Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9) in their Wimbledon semi-final when it was halted for the night on Friday.

Djokovic, the three-time champion, saved three set points in the third set which finished two minutes past the 11 pm (2200GMT) tournament curfew.

The match will resume Saturday.

Earlier Kevin Anderson became the first South African man in 97 years to reach the Wimbledon final after beating John Isner 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24 in six hours and 36 minutes.

It was the second-longest singles match ever played at a Grand Slam
 

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