The Latest: Nadal, Djokovic 7-7 in 5th set

Published 07-14-2018

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LONDON (AP) – The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

3:05 p.m.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are level at 7-7 in the fifth set of their Wimbledon semifinal.

The match – which began on Friday evening – resumed with Djokovic leading 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9). Nadal was more efficient with his break point chances Saturday and took the fourth set 6-3.

At 4 hours, 46 minutes, the match is now the second longest semifinal in Wimbledon history, trailing only Kevin Anderson's victory over John Isner on Friday.

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2 p.m.

Rafael Nadal has forced a fifth set against Novak Djokovic in their Wimbledon semifinal.

Nadal resumed the match – which began on Friday evening – trailing 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9). The two-time champion gave up a 3-0 lead before breaking Djokovic again to take the fourth set 6-3.

The winner will face Kevin Anderson in Sunday's final.

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2 p.m.

Rafael Nadal has forced a fifth set against Novak Djokovic in their Wimbledon semifinal.

Nadal resumed the match – which began on Friday evening – trailing 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9). The two-time champion gave up a 3-0 lead before breaking Djokovic again to take the fourth set 6-3.

The winner will face Kevin Anderson in Sunday's final.

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1:10 p.m.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have resumed their Wimbledon semifinal.

Three-time champion Djokovic was leading two-time champion Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) when play was stopped by Wimbledon's 11 p.m. curfew on Friday evening.

The start of the match had bee

Nadal resumed the match – which began on Friday evening – trailing 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9). The two-time champion gave up a 3-0 lead before breaking Djokovic again to take the fourth set 6-3.

The winner will face Kevin Anderson in Sunday's final.

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1:10 p.m.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have resumed their Wimbledon semifinal.

Three-time champion Djokovic was leading two-time champion Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) when play was stopped by Wimbledon's 11 p.m. curfew on Friday evening.

The start of the match had been delayed by the other men's semifinal, in which Kevin Anderson defeated John Isner in the second longest match in Wimbledon history.

The match is being played with the Centre Court roof closed – the same conditions that the first three sets were played under.

At the conclusion of the men's match, Serena Williams will attempt to win an eighth Wimbledon title as she faces Angelique Kerber in a repeat of the 2016 final.

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12:20 p.m.

About 10 months after having a baby, Serena Williams plays in the Wimbledon final against Angelique Kerber.

Williams is bidding for her eighth championship at the All England Club and 24th Grand Slam title in all, which would equal Margaret Court's all-time record.

Saturday's matchup is a rematch of the 2016 Wimbledon final, when Williams beat Kerber. Williams missed the tournament last year while pregnant.

Kerber is a former No. 1 who has won two major trophies.

Before the women's final, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will take to Centre Court to resume their semifinal that was suspended Friday night after the third set. Djokovic leads 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9).

The winner will face Kevin Anderson in Sunday's final. Anderson edged John Isner 26-24 in the fifth set of their semifinal Friday, which lasted more than 6 1/2 hours and delayed the start of Nadal vs. Djokovic.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during the men's singles semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (Nic Bothma, Pool via AP) - The Associated Press


Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning a point during the men's singles semifinals match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis) - The Associated Press


Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Friday July 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) - The Associated Press


Serena Williams of the US returns a ball to Julia Goerges of Germany during their women's semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday July 12, 2018. (Neil Hall/Pool via AP) - The Associated Press


Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates defeating Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during their women's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Thursday July 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland) - The Associated Press