In a semifinal match that will be remembered for the valor of both players and the astonishingly high quality of tennis over a record 4 hours 43 minutes, top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia held off an injured but persistent Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina to win a place in Sunday’s final.
Djokovic’s 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3 victory on Center Court was great theater and great tennis. It was the first time either man had dropped a set in the tournament and it featured an incredible variety of twists and surprises.
Djokovic's opponent in the final will be the winner of the second semifinal between No. 2 Andy Murray of Britain and No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz of Poland. Djokovic has an 11-7 career edge over Murray and has never played Janowicz. Djokovic won the Wimbledon title in 2011.