Djokovic leads Nadal as Wimbledon semi-final halted for night

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jul 14 2018 07:41 AM

Serbia's Novak Djokovic leaves the court after play was suspended against Spain's Rafael Nadal during their men's singles semi-final match on the eleventh day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2018. Oli Scarff, AFP

LONDON, United Kingdom - 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 11pm (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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