Sport Djokovic back in the Wimbledon semis for eighth time

20:08  11 july  2018
20:08  11 july  2018 Source:

Third seed Cilic makes solid Wimbledon start

  Third seed Cilic makes solid Wimbledon start Last year's runner-up Marin Cilic made a solid start to the Wimbledon championships with a clinical 6-1 6-4 6-4 victory over Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka on Monday. © REUTERS/Tony O'Brien Wimbledon Croatian Cilic, who lost last year's final to Roger Federer, underlined his credentials for another Grand Slam title bid to add to his U.S. Open triumph in 2014. © REUTERS/Tony O'Brien Wimbledon The lanky 29-year-old third seed served 21 aces and made four service breaks in a match lasting one hour and 45 minutes on Court Two against a young opponent coming back from major knee surgery.

Highlights Djokovic reached his eighth Wimbledon semi -final with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Nishikori It will be Djokovic 's first semi -final at a major since the 2016 French Open 12- time major winner, broke for 1-0 in the fourth but was broken straight back .

“It’s an amazing feeling, obviously, to be able to hold four Grand Slams at the same time ,” Djokovic said. “Coming into Wimbledon , obviously, here I knew that mentally it’s not going to be easy to kind of remotivate myself.

a man hitting a ball with a racket: Wimbledon © REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge Wimbledon Three times champion Novak Djokovic won through to the Wimbledon semi-finals for the eighth time on Wednesday, and his first since 2015, with a 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 defeat of Japan's Kei Nishikori.

The 12th-seeded Serb was warned by umpire Carlos Ramos for bouncing his racquet off the baseline early in the second set, with words exchanged at the change of ends as his frustration began to show.

Nishikori, the 24th seed who saved three break points to hold serve at 2-1 in the second set, promptly broke and then held to go 4-1 up.

The Japanese, playing Djokovic on grass for the first time and seeking to end a 12-match losing streak against the Serb, held serve in the third set to 3-2 before running out of steam to go 4-2 down against an opponent in merciless form.

With Nishikori serving to stay in the match, Djokovic wrapped things up after two and a half hours on centre court on the first match point.

Serena returns to top 30 in world rankings .
Serena Williams returned to the world's top 30 in the WTA rankings released on Monday after finishing as Wimbledon runner-up. The 36-year-old American climbed 153 places to 28th despite losing Saturday's final at the All England Club to German Angelique Kerber, Williams's fourth tournament since giving birth to her daughter 10 months ago.Kerber, who won her third Grand Slam title, moved up six places to world number four, with French Open winner Simona Halep of Romania retaining the top ranking despite her third-round exit at Wimbledon.

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