The semi-final of the Wimbledon 2018 between world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and three-time champion Novak Djokovic, was halted for night on Friday, leaving Djokovic with a lead over Nadal. The match will resume on Saturday 1 PM (London time) with roofs closed in London.
The much-awaited and much watched Wimbledon 2018 semi-final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was halted on Friday night at 11:00 in London, under curfew agreement between both players. The semi-final was halted with a score record of 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9) – where Djokovic has a lead over the world No. 1. It was the last three points that Djokovic managed to score, proving as a tiebreaker as Nadal netted a backhand before the curfew agreement.
The match will resume on Saturday at 1 PM local time, right before the women’s final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber, which is likely to start after 2 PM local time. However, womens final will be played with open roof unlike the men’s semi-final unless intervened by weather conditions – as announced by the All England Club. The winner of the semi-finale match will play against Kevin Anderson for the Wimbledon 2018 final on Sunday, and run for the Grand Slam title.
Anderson is the first South African man since Brian Norton, when he made it to the Wimbledon final 97 years ago. Regardless of who wins the Grand Slam title this year, Kevin Anderson has already booked himself for tag of “Grand Slam chief” along with John Isner during men’s semi-final on Friday. The duo smashed Wimbledon semi-final records as the second longest ever singles match at a major, and at the end of the six-hour, 36-minute, five-set marathon match, Kevin cleared off over John to book himself for the epic Wimbledon 2018 final on Sunday.