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Wimbledon 2017: Djokovic sets up Berdych showdown

12 July 2017

He resisted valiantly in the final set, reaching a tiebreak, but the die was long since cast, and he managed just two points in the tiebreak.

The 24th-seeded American told Thomson her explanation was "baloney" and said: "It is a distraction on the play".

"The competition keeps you growing", Williams said.

"You can't say the people on Court One didn't get their money's worth".

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The world number 4 Serbian defeated his Latvian rival 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (2) in two hours and 11 minutes on Saturday to continue his campaign to claim his fourth Wimbledon title, Efe news reported. Instead, Karolina Pliskova will be No. 1 player.

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Next on Centre Court, the Venus Williams and Jelena Ostapenko contest seemed full of promise. It's something I have been dragging around for a while but I am still able to play. Djokovic won it, and again broke early in the third set, but Mannarino did not fold. "The matches are only going to get tougher as the tournament progresses".

Just as a fine bottle of wine benefits from being given time to breathe, the Wimbledon vintage is just that little more special after a day off.

While Ostapenko showed us why she won the French Open and why her style of tennis is like a breath of fresh air, this was not enough today.

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Djokovic has yet to drop a set since losing to Dominic Thiem in the French Open.

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He'll face the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych in the last eight, and the competition's No. 11 seed should pose the most hard task of Djokovic's campaign at SW19 thus far. "I'm still managing to play". Having in mind that Centre Court has the roof and lights, we could have played till 11:00.

Just to remind you, yesterday Djokovic and Adrian Mannarino didn't play because the organizers refused to move their game to some other place, despite the fact that all other courts at All England Club were available for play.

"I just did not see any logic in not playing on Centre Court".

Djokovic was also unhappy with the condition of Centre Court, particular a divot on the baseline which he got the umpire to come and inspect. But holding over his match to Tuesday because of a lack of a fifth set tiebreak in Nadal's match against Muller and Djokovic was nearly wagging his tail and spinning around in circles.

The rain has started on Day 8 at Wimbledon, and play has been suspended.

Moving the match would have created a significant safety issue'.

That meant Djokovic and Mannarino were forced to play Tuesday - more than 18 hours after some of their rivals had reached the last eight.

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A double fault from Djokovic and some loose play allowed the Frenchman to break in the second set and eventually force a tie-break, but the 12-time Grand Slam champion came through the extra points easily.