Nishikori predicts 'war' with Djokovic in quarters

Novak Djokovic equals Jimmy Connors and Andy Murray by reaching Wimbledon quarter-finals

Djokovic completed his match

Three times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic was a man on a mission after the former world number one beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals for the eighth time.

Novak Djokovic believes he is "pretty close" to regaining the level that saw him rule men's tennis after he booked a first Grand Slam semi-final appearance in nearly two years. It will be Djokovic's first Grand Slam semi-final since the 2016 US Open as he continues his bid to return to the top of the game. But there was no stopping the Serb once he made it on to Court One as he romped to a 6-4 6-2 6-2 win to reach the quarterfinals for a 10th time.

In the second set of his quarterfinal match against Kei Nishikori on Centre Court, Djokovic threw his racket in disgust, argued with the referee, and went on to lose the set. "Maybe things changed if I got the game. Be honest", Djokovic asked.

Nishikori put up an admirable fight but was not clinical enough to hold back Djokovic's tide-finally collapsing 6-2 with a third break of the set.

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Djokovic's mood was not improved by Ramos choosing not to punish Nishikori for imitating his earlier offence of bashing a racquet into the ground.

As Djokovic battled to find a way to victory, there then came a key moment.

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The No. 12 seed grew into the match and showed more shades of his old stamina that led him to Grand Slam triumphs, and he'll next face either Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro, who meet later on Wednesday.

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"I was really glad to play Queen's and to get five matches there".

Having already been critical of what he described as unfair treatment from the Wimbledon crowd during his clash with Kyle Edmund, Djokovic was less than impressed with the umpires decision. I don't want to stop here.

If Anderson is to shock Federer, who has only lost once before the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 15 years, he will need to call up the heavy artillery which has served him well at the tournament this year.

"It took me two or three months and that was frustrating that I wasn't able to perform the game that I was used to and the level of tennis I wanted to play. I feel physically, mentally ready, fit, positive". "You think I ruined the court by tossing the racket two metres behind the baseline?"

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Djokovic went on to take the set but there was to be another twist at the start of the fourth when the world number 28 - also known for his obdurate resistance - broke Djokovic again. I think confidence is back for him.

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