Djokovic in fiery spat with umpire over 'double standards'

Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during the fourth round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov. Andrew Boyers Reuters

The Serbian beat Kei Nishikori 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 to reach his first semi-final at any of the four majors since the US Open in 2016.

'Obviously I have a great opportunity to play the sport I love and compete at this high level and I've worked very hard and very smart to get myself in the best possible shape for these events - it doesn't get any bigger than Wimbledon so hopefully I can keep on going.

Nishikori went a break up immediately in the fourth set, but that was not the start of a comeback as Djokovic reeled off four games on the spin which helped send him into the last four. I always enjoy playing against him.

Scheduled last on No. 1 Court, Djokovic and Khachanov did not get underway until after 19:00 local time at the All England Club on Monday.

Anderson, a 32-year-old South African who played college tennis at IL, served it out, ending things with a 128 miles per hour service victor before raising both arms.

" I thought it was unnecessary to get the warning".

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"I wouldn't say there are any glaring weaknesses (in England's team) since they are in the semi-finals, that says it all". Hendo ( Jordan Henderson ) was another one who was feeling tightness in his hamstring, which was why we made the change.

Nishikori capitalised on this lapse in concentration, putting together his finest game of the match to break and then consolidate.

Nishikori still would not fade and he forced Djokovic to go long for an early break in the fourth, but that advantage was swiftly canceled out following another fine rally.

The Japanese player has already lost twice to the former world number one this year - on clay in Madrid and Rome.

"I like the level of tennis that I'm playing on right now", Djokovic said.

"Obviously it's different coming into semi-finals this year, taking in consideration 15 months behind, what everything that has happened, my results that were not up to the standard that I was doing before, that I was expected to play on", he said.

Now ranked only 21st in the world, with his career stalling since his 12th Grand Slam title at the 2016 French Open, last year's Wimbledon saw him retire in the quarter-finals with a season-ending elbow injury.

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But the 51-year-old Dalic had a largely unremarkable playing career before switching to coaching in his native Croatia . After Horacio Elizondo in 2006, he becomes the second Argentinian referee to officiate a World Cup Final.

Anderson held for 5-all, broke to 6-5 with a violent return victor off a 97 miles per hour second serve, then staved off three break points and closed the set with a 133 miles per hour ace.

"Do you think or not?"

He's been flashing some anger this fortnight and did so again in the second set, bouncing his racket off the turf after failing to capitalize on three break points at 1-all.

"I just asked the chair umpire, 'How did I deserve that warning?'", Djokovic said.

Djokovic is a three-time victor at Wimbledon, having won the title in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

"It motivates me to do extremely well here because I don't want to sit here and explain my loss".

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Rafael Nadal awaits in the semifinals after the Spaniard took the scenic route in a five-set marathon against Juan Martin del Potro; a rematch of the 2011 contest where Djokovic first tasted success on the lawns of south west London.

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