Djokovic into Wimbledon semi-final, blasts 'unnecessary' warnings

Sachin Tendulkar and Roger Federer are termed as the best in their respective sports

Meanwhile Novak Djokovic ended his near two-year absence from grand slam semi-finals by booking a place in the last four at Wimbledon.

Asked yesterday if he had concerns about noise from the Centre Court crowd, Federer light-heartedly replied: "I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on".

'I don't think it really mattered, to be honest.

"I think the first warning was unnecessary", said Djokovic, who was sanctioned in the second set for spearing his racquet into the court.

"He claims that he didn't see what Nishikori has done, but apparently he always sees what I do".

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-times Grand Slam champion into a decider.

Del Potro was the only one of the quarter-finalists in action on Tuesday as he finished off a tough four-set victory over Gilles Simon.

Federer, who led by two sets, held match point in the third set, only for Anderson to break his serve and launch the greatest comeback of his career. I had moments where I was great, I felt like I was reading his serve, other moments where I don't know where the hell I was moving to. It's a big chance for me to face Rafa.

It was his first win against Federer at the fifth attempt and means he is the first player representing South Africa to reach the semi-final here since Kevin Curren in 1983.

"I just kept on telling myself I have to continue believing". I feel like a lot of aspects of my game can give him a lot of trouble'.

Anderson, a 2017 U.S. Open runner-up, is now looking good going into the semifinal against either Canada's Milos Raonic or U.S. competitor John Isner.

The final set lasted 90 minutes, and it was captivating stuff.

There was success for Britain, meanwhile, in the doubles, with Joe Salisbury, partnering former champion Freddie Nielsen, and Dominic Inglot, with Franko Skugor, through to the men's doubles semi-finals, but Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are out.

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