Wimbledon 2013: Marathon man Novak Djokovic relishes major drama

Friday's win represented the seventh time in the his last eight majors that he has taken centre stage in a marathon five-set match. At the French Open semi-final last month, he lost in five sets to Rafael Nadal while also being pushed all the way by Stanislas Wawrinka in the fourth round at the Australian Open.

updated: July 06, 2013 01:58 IST
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London: Novak Djokovic believes his flair for the dramatic at Grand Slams will prove crucial when it comes to Sunday's Wimbledon final after he battled past Juan Martin del Potro in a record-setting semi-final on Friday.

The world number one clinched an epic 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 win over the Argentine in the longest Wimbledon semi-final in history to move into his 11th Grand Slam title match.

Over four hours and 43 minutes, Djokovic squandered two match points in the fourth set tiebreak before going on to seal a final clash against either British second seed Andy Murray, the runner-up last year, or Polish 24th seeded Jerzy Janowicz.

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