Novak Djokovic is one match far from a first Grand Slam title since 2016 after an epic five-set prevail upon Rafael Nadal in their postponed Wimbledon semi-last.

Djokovic, who won 6-4 3-6 7-6 (11-9) 3-6 10-8 of every five hours and 16 minutes, will confront Kevin Anderson on Sunday.

The Serb drove by two sets to one when play halted at 23:02 BST on Friday.

Spain’s Nadal destitute twice in the fourth set when play continued on Saturday, yet Djokovic battled back to take his second match point to edge a sensational decider.

This was Nadal and Djokovic’s 52nd gathering – more than some other two men in the Open period – and the match did not disillusion as they at last continued their long-standing contention on the Grand Slam arrange.

With 29 noteworthy titles between them, two of the amusement’s unsurpassed greats had not confronted each different this somewhere down in a noteworthy since the 2014 French Open last.

Beginning under the Center Court floodlights, completing after a medium-term break and stuffed with quality and dramatization all through, it was a match befitting a last it doesn’t mind a semi-last.

Nadal missed five break focuses in the decider and was in the end rebuffed as 12-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic achieved his first significant last since the 2016 US Open.

“I’m simply overpowered,” Djokovic revealed to BBC Sport.

“It’s exceptionally unique. It was certain that not very many things isolated us. Until the point that the last shot I didn’t know whether I would win.

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