Djokovic into eighth Wimbledon semi-final

Novak Djokovic reveals what was his best match in career

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.

Novak Djokovic reached his first Grand Slam semi-final in nearly two years after beating Kei Nishikori in four sets at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

But the 31-year-old wasn't happy with Carlos Ramos, accusing the the Spanish official of "double standards" during an ongoing battle in the two-hour, 35-minute encounter.

"I didn't harm the grass, I know how I threw the racket".

Political tensions have existed between the neighboring countries dating back to the break-up of Yugoslavia, so the 12-time Grand Slam winner's comments were met with angry posts on social media from the Serbian government official.

The 12-time Grand Slam champion then raised his level in the fourth set and finished with a victor into the corner to book his place in the semi-finals on Friday.

Despite his anger, Djokovic still reeled off 10 of the last 12 games of the quarter-final. "I've been building in the last couple of weeks and my level of tennis is going up", he said.

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After racing through the first set, Djokovic was handed his first code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct after bouncing his racquet into the grass in frustration at squandering three break points in the third game of the second set.

"I feel like I'm peaking at the right moment", declared the 12th seeded Serb after joining Americans John McEnroe and Pete Sampras in fourth place on the list of most Wimbledon semi-final appearances in the Open Era.

I hope we don't lose to the English because already you say you are in the final.

He won the third set to snap Federer's 34-set winning streak at Wimbledon and Federer was clearly shaken as Anderson dominated the fourth set to drag the 20-time Grand Slam champion into a decider.

Djokovic saved three break points in the fifth game of the third and made the Japanese star pay by breaking for 4-2 and an eventual two sets to one lead.

Even though Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are still alive at this year's Wimbledon, Japan's Kei Nishikori is making sure he gets some attention.

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