SW19 Day 9 Recap (Men’s Singles): Nadal To Face Djokovic In Semis After Del Potro Win

World number one Rafael Nadal will face Serbian Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the ongoing Wimbledon Open tournament following his thrilling five-set victory over Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.

The 32-year-old Spaniard defeated his opponent 7-5 6-7 (7-9) 4-6 6-4 6-4 to book a mouthwatering semifinal meeting with Djokovic, who had earlier beaten Kei Nishikori of Japan.

Speaking afterwards, the second seed revealed that he was delighted to have secured a place in the semifinals at SW19.

In his words, the second seed said: “Anything could happen, so this is a big achievement for me to get to the semi-finals at Wimbledon.”

“Now is the moment to enjoy but start to recover, it was a tough physical battle,” he added. “The opponent that is coming is one of the toughest. I am just excited to be in the semi-finals.” He added.

In the other semifinal, American star John Isner will face Kevin Anderson of South Africa after beating Milos Raonic of Canada 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 6-3.

Kevin Anderson became the first South African in the last four at SW19 with his stunning five-set win over top seed Roger Federer.

The eight-time champion was beaten 2-6 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 6-4 13-11.