Djokovic Outlasts Nadal To Seal Wimbledon Open Final Spot

Former world number one Novak Djokovic is through to his first Grand Slam final since 2016 US Open after he outlasted second seed Rafael Nadal in five sets in their semifinal clash on Saturday evening.

Djokovic, 31, defeated Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(9), 3-6, 10-8 in 5 hours and 16 minutes to setup a Wimbledon Open final clash with Kevin Anderson of South Africa on Sunday.

The three-time champion had previously led two sets to one when play was suspended on Friday night.

The Djokovic-Nadal clash is the second longest match at SW19 after Friday’s first semifinal duel between Kevin Anderson and John Isner.

Reacting to his win, 12th seed Djokovic told BBC Sport said: “I’m just overwhelmed.”

“It’s very special. It was very clear that very few things separated us. This kind of match is what you live for, you work for.” He concluded.

Novak Djokovic would be hoping to win his 13th Grand Slam title when he takes on Kevin Anderson on Sunday.