x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic is the demolition man

World No 1 breezes past Tomas Berdych to set up semi-final with Juan Martin del Potro.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic serves against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic serves against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych.

Novak Djokovic advanced to the Wimbledon semi-finals for the fourth straight year, beating Tomas Berdych 7-6, 6-4, 6-3.

The top-seeded Serb overcame a double break early in the second set to advance to Friday's semi-finals, where he will play Juan Martin del Potro.

Djokovic won the Wimbledon title in 2011, but lost to eventual champion Roger Federer in last year's semi-finals.

Del Potro overcame an early injury to beat David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4, 7-6.

Del Potro hurt his already injured left knee on the fifth point of the match, and called for a trainer to check it out. But he stayed in the match and quickly took command against the fourth-seeded Ferrer, who was trying to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time.