Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns against Rafael Nadal of Spain during their Men's Singles semi-final match on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2018 in London, England.
The pair took to court gone 8pm after Kevin Anderson beat John Isner 7-6 6-7 6-7 6-4 26-24 in six hours and 35 minutes in the first semi-final, the longest last-four match in the tournament's history.
Djokovic won a first set marked by sumptuous tennis, but Nadal hit back in the second to level matters.
The third set was a more fraught affair that was decided by a tie-break. Both players had multiple break opportunities, but 12th seed Djokovic sealed the set after another exacting rally to take a one-set advantage into Saturday.