Djokovic vs. Del Potro: Score, Highlights for Wimbledon Men's 2013 Semifinals
Djokovic def. Del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (6-8), 6-3
No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic won the longest gentlemen's semifinal match in Wimbledon history on Friday afternoon on Center Court.
Djokovic needed five sets to dispense of No. 8 Juan Martin Del Potro in a match that can only be described as one for the ages.
The Serbian had a chance to close the match out in the fourth set tiebreak but Del Potro rallied back to win four consecutive points to force a fifth set.
In the fifth set, Djokovic earned a crucial break up 4-3 to provide him with a chance to win the match on his own serve.
Djokovic will now face the winner of the match between No. 2 Andy Murray and No. 23 Jerzy Janowicz in Sunday's final.
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DJOKOVIC MOVES ON! It's been a wild Wimbledon, but top seed Novak Djokovic advances to the finals after the longest semi in history.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 5, 2013
DJOKOVIC def. DEL POTRO 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (6-8), 6-3
MATCH POINT DJOKOVIC
Fifth Set: Djokovic Leads 5-3 (Deuce)
Djokovic survives break point with a skillful touch shot that lands just over the net.
Fifth Set: Djokovic Leads 5-3.
On his 15th break point of the match, Djokovic steals the game away from a fatigued Del Petro.
Fifth Set: Djokovic Leads 4-3.
Remember there is not a fifth set tiebreak at Wimbledon.
Fifth Set: Tied at 3-3.
Del Potro staves off a Djokovic break point and keeps the set on serve.
This is the first 5-set match in the Wimbledon Gentlemen's semis since 2002 when another Argentine, David Nalbandian, beat Xavier Malisse— Steve Weissman (@SWeissmanESPN) July 5, 2013
Fifth Set: Djokovic Leads 3-2
After staring a break point straight in the face, Djokovic recovers to hold serve and keep the lead for now.
During that game, Djokovic suffered just his second double fault of the match.
My body is cramping, my left knee has locked up and I need to stretch my back.. and all I'm doing is watching Djokovic and Del Potro..— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) July 5, 2013
Fifth Set: Tied at 2-2.
Just like every other set in this match, both players hold serve in the early stages of the set.
Fifth Set: Djokovic Leads 2-1.
Another held serve with ease from Djokovic.
He has been in the zone on his serve for most of the match.
Fifth Set: Tied at 1-1.
He didn't make it easy on himself but Del Potro holds serve after Djokovic forces a deuce.
Del Potro had been up 40-0 earlier in the game.
Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro are playing the longest semifinal in Wimbledon history. On ESPN now.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 5, 2013
Fifth Set: Djokovic Leads 1-0.
Djokovic does not lose a point during his first service game of the fifth set.
This reminding anyone else of the 2009 U.S. Open final?— Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) July 5, 2013
ANOTHER WIMBLEDON EPIC! Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro head for longest semifinal in Wimbledon history. Fifth set NOW on ESPN.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 5, 2013
THE FOURTH SET GOES TO DEL POTRO!!!!
The Argentinian excites the crowd and even Henman Hill as he wins four consecutive tiebreak points to take home the fourth set.
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