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Wimbledon curfew forces suspension of Djokovic-Nadal semi

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Serbia's was leading Spaniard 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) in the second men's semifinal here when the match was suspended to comply with the tournament's 11 p.m. curfew.

Play will resume at 1 p.m. Saturday, ahead of the women's final, with Djokovic just one set away from advancing to final for the fifth time, news reported.

Nadal, the world No. 1, and three-time champion Djokovic saw the start of their match delayed until after 8 p.m. Friday, as the first semifinal, pitting against John Isner, went on for six hours and 36 minutes.

Anderson ultimately prevailed 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (9-11), 6-4, 26-24 in the longest Grand Slam semifinal in history.

Officials suspended the Nadal-Djokovic contest after two hours and 54 minutes.

Under an agreement between the and residents of the adjoining neighborhoods of Southfields and Wimbledon Village, play must be halted at 11 p.m.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 08:44 IST
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