Djokovic defeat Japan’s Kei Nishikori to reach eighth Wimbledon semi-final

Written by on July 11, 2018

Three-time champion Novak Djokovic reached his eighth Wimbledon semi-final on Wednesday with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Japan’s Kei Nishikori in a stormy Centre Court clash.

Djokovic, 31, will be playing in his 32nd Slam semi-final where he will face either world number one Rafael Nadal or fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro.

The 12-time major winner prevailed despite picking up two code violations and accusing umpire Carlos Ramos of “double standards”.

Nishikori, playing in his first quarter-final at the All England Club, was bidding to become the first Japanese man to make the Wimbledon semi-finals in 85 years.


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