Djokovic wins ‘epic’ 5-set semifinal

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Djokovic wins ‘epic’ 5-set semifinal

Now, he’ll face British native son Murray in Sunday’s final
Novak Djokovic might win Wimbledon this year, after dancing through one of the most memorable matches ever at the All England Club. Top-seeded Djokovic emerged with a 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3 victory to move one win away from his seventh major title. “One of the most epic matches I’ve played in my life,” Djokovic said.
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Juan Martin Del Potro, on the other hand, will not win Wimbledon this year. The Argentine came out on the wrong end of his five-set semifinal match against Novak Djokovic on Friday at Wimbledon. “You can see I played my best tennis ever on grass court,” del Potro said. “But was not enough to beat the No. 1 in the world. I was so close.”
Andy Murray will take on Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s Wimbledon final, looking to become the first British man in 77 years to win on the home grass.
Wimbledon

Friday at Wimbledon:
Weather: Mostly sunny. High of 79 degrees.
Men’s Semifinals: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3; No. 2 Andy Murray beat No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
Stat of the Day: 4 hours, 43 minutes – length of the Djokovic-del Potro semifinal, the longest semifinal in Wimbledon history.
Quote of the Day: “I don’t know if the rest of the players can play like us (Friday),” del Potro said on the high level of play in his marathon loss to Djokovic.
Women’s Final: No. 15 Marion Bartoli vs. No. 23 Sabine Lisicki, today.
Today’s Forecast: Partly cloudy. High of 81 degrees.
Men’s Final: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 2 Andy Murray, Sunday.
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Djokovic wins ‘epic’ 5-set semifinal

Novak Djokovic might win Wimbledon this year, after dancing through one of the most memorable matches ever at the All England Club. Top-seeded Djokovic emerged with a 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3 victory to move one win away from his seventh major title. “One of the most epic matches I’ve played in my life,” Djokovic said.
Alastair Grant/Associated Press

Juan Martin Del Potro, on the other hand, will not win Wimbledon this year. The Argentine came out on the wrong end of his five-set semifinal match against Novak Djokovic on Friday at Wimbledon. “You can see I played my best tennis ever on grass court,” del Potro said. “But was not enough to beat the No. 1 in the world. I was so close.”
Andy Murray will take on Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s Wimbledon final, looking to become the first British man in 77 years to win on the home grass.
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