◼️ The Serbian seeks to reach his best tennis and for that, he will have to face the best in the world.
Novak Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, qualifying for the Wimbledon semifinals, the first Grand Slam for the Serbian since September 2016 and the US Open final that lost before the Swiss Stan Wawrinka.
The former world number 1, currently 21st in the standings, will play Friday with the winner of the match between Rafael Nadal, the current king of the ATP, and the Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro, fourth on the list.
Djokovic, who seeks to achieve his best level after two years of stumbling, took a step forward in the ‘Center Court’, theater of three of his 12 major titles (2011, 2014 and 2015).
Nishikori, the first Japanese in the Wimbledon quarterfinals since 1995, only put him in trouble during the second set and has lost 14 of his 16 matches to Djokovic.
The 31-year-old Serbian was the best in the match that lasted 2 hours and 35 minutes. He signed 39 winning shots (for 29 of Nishikori) and committed fewer direct errors (21 and 34).
“It’s amazing to be in the semifinals, I’ve built this result little by little since the clay season, it’s getting better and better, it’s not the first time that I’m in the semifinals here, but I’m going to give it all its value,” Djokovic said. in the penultimate round of Wimbledon for the eighth time in his career.