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Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson must slug it out in Wimbledon final | Kevin Mitchell

Weary warriors in a men’s final that resembles a gruelling boxing match – and this is the last time the All England Club should allow it to happenIf Kevin Anderson and Novak Djokovic are hurled into another marathon fifth set to decide the winner of th…

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Novak Djokovic outlasts Rafael Nadal in epic Wimbledon semi-final

• Three-times champion wins 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11), 3-6, 10-8• Serb to face Kevin Anderson in final on SundayNovak Djokovic is back, and back in the Wimbledon final. The three-times champion outlasted Rafael Nadal in yet another dramatic five-setter, final…

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Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final: Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal – live!

Updates as play resumes with Djokovic leading 2-1 in setsAnderson suffers survivor’s guilt after Isner marathonAnd you can email Will or tweet @Will_Unwin 12.58pm BST No need for the roof today as it is a lovely, warm day across London. I am very much …

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Novak Djokovic edges ahead in Wimbledon semi-final with Rafael Nadal

• Former world No 1 takes third set on tie-break• Nadal had hit back to level semi-final showdownAt the end of a very long Friday when nothing could be taken for granted, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic added an entertaining late-night postscript to th…

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Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-finals: John Isner v Kevin Anderson – live!

Live updates from the semi-finals on Centre CourtNadal v Djokovic the main course after battle of the big serversEmail katy.murrells@theguardian.com, tweet @KatyMurrells 1.31pm BST First set: Anderson 2-1 Isner* (*denotes next server)… Advantage Ande…

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Nadal v Djokovic provides the main course after battle of the big servers

John Isner, with 161 aces under his belt and yet to lose his serve, plays Roger Federer’s conqueror, Kevin Anderson, in first semi-final before 52nd meeting between old rivalsJohn Isner will play no-Trumps but a lot of aces in his first Wimbledon semi-…

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Wimbledon day nine highlights: Anderson stuns Federer as Nadal books Djokovic date – video

Kevin Anderson pulled off a shock win  to beat top seed Roger Federer 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 and advance to the Wimbledon semi-finals. World No 1 Rafael Nadal faced a difficult road to a semi-final spot, taking almost five hours t…

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Rafael Nadal shows his warrior spirit to beat Del Potro and reach semi-finals

• Spaniard fights back to win 7-5, 6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4• Nadal will meet Novak Djokovic in last four on FridayA few hours after Roger Federer’s exit from the championships, the player most observers expected to be waiting for the defending champion a…

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Wimbledon men’s quarter-finals: Federer v Anderson, Djokovic v Nishikori – live!

Nadal v Del Potro and Raonic v Isner to follow in last eightWilliams battles back | Diary: Ivanisevic takes bite out of EnglandAnd why not email Jacob or tweet him here 12.11pm BST Hello. Nice of Roger Federer to let Novak Djokovic have a hit on his co…

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Andy Murray stays true to his deadpan self in debut as pundit

Insightful and mischievous, the player aced it on BBC One’s Wimbledon coverageWatching Andy Murray make his debut as a pundit on BBC One’s Wimbledon coverage, it was hard to believe this was the same person as the grumpy, introverted teenager who once …

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Novak Djokovic back on Centre Court as Roger Federer is pushed out to No 1

• Serbia’s three-time winner to take on Nishikori in quarter-final• John Isner threatens to invite Donald Trump to any semi-finalRoger Federer has been shunted off Centre Court for the first time in three years for his quarter-final against Kevin Ander…

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Wimbledon day seven highlights: Federer, Nadal and Williams deliver masterclass – video

Defending champion Roger Federer stayed on course for a record ninth Wimbledon title on Monday as he thumped Adrian Mannarino to reach the quarter-finals. The Swiss top seed needed only 16 minutes to wrap up the first set and next faces Kevin Anderson….

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Wimbledon 2018: Federer, Serena Williams, Nadal, Djokovic in action on Manic Monday – live!

Latest updates from Manic Monday in SW19Wimbledon faces up to LAAM: Life after Andy MurrayFeel free to email Jacob or to tweet: @JacobSteinberg 11.28am BST Name of the day: Hurricane Tyra Black, an American junior who plays Japan’s Yuki Naito in fourth…

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on course for inevitable conclusion | Kevin Mitchell

Many promising young guns wilted under the blistering Wimbledon sun during week one but the list of champions remaining leaves the tournament set for another classic finishAs the grass rested on a murderously hot Sunday, many of the 16 contenders left …

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on course for inevitable conclusion | Kevin Mitchell

Many promising young guns wilted under the blistering Wimbledon sun during week one but the list of champions remaining leaves the tournament set for another classic finishAs the grass rested on a murderously hot Sunday, many of the 16 contenders left …

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Roger Federer aiming to stop Adrian Mannarino’s ‘good run’ in fourth round

• Rafael Nadal looking forward to his encounter with Jiri Vesely• Serena Williams to face another mother Evgeniya RodinaIt was Roger Federer who said after his third-round win here on Friday that shocks can be infectious. “I didn’t feel the effect this…

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Wimbledon day six highlights: Djokovic beats Edmund, Nadal soars and Halep crashes out – video

World number one Simona Halep suffered a shock third round loss to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei as seeds continued to tumble at Wimbledon on Saturday. In the men’s draw, fourth seed Alexander Zverev lost to Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis.  Rafael&…

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Rafael Nadal pulls no punches to knock out teenager Alex de Minaur

• Spaniard defeats 19-year-old Australian 6-1, 6-2, 6-4• Nadal retains No 1 ranking going into fourth roundRafael Nadal, who saw off the Australian teenager Alex De Minaur in three sets on Saturday, is enjoying the sort of renaissance only champions su…

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Wimbledon 2018 day six: Nadal, Halep, plus Edmund v Djokovic – live!

Latest news and updates from the fourth round at SW19Serena keeps comeback on track … but Venus goes outEmail Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 11.08am BST Carnage has rippled through the women’s draw. Eight of the top 10 seeds are out, with Venus Willi…

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Wimbledon day four highlights: Muguruza bows out as Edmund advances – video

Kyle Edmund is the last Briton standing at Wimbledon after last year’s semi-finalist Johanna Konta crashed out, losing in the second round to unseeded Dominika Cibulkova. Edmund defeated Bradley Klahn 6-4 7-6(0) 6-2 to move into the third round of…