First set: Djokovic 1-1 Nadal* (*denotes next server)
Nadal will no doubt will pleased that this semi-final has made it on to court today but the roof does not favour him. He’s not beaten Djokovic indoors in eight years. Djokovic gets his side of the scoreboard moving with a straightforward hold.
First set: Djokovic 0-1 Nadal (denotes next server)
So seven hours after the first semi-final started, the second semi-final is finally under way. And this one could go on for a while too.
Exhibit A: the 2011 US Open final. Four hours and 10 minutes.
Exhibit B: the 2013 French Open semi-final. Four hours and 37 minutes.
Exhibit C: the 2012 Australian Open final. Five hours and 53 minutes.
The pair share the opening two points, before Djokovic edges ahead for 30-15. Nadal charges back for 30-all, 40-30. Djokovic is on the attack on game point, and the approach pays off. Deuce. After a 50-game final set between Anderson and Isner, let’s just hope this match doesn’t start with 50 deuces. Nadal hears the plea, and wins the next two points for an opening hold.
“He’s done it! Unbelievable”
After a gruelling 4 hours and 23 minutes, Jack Draper is through to the boys’ singles final, defeating Nicolas Mejia 7-6(5), 6-7(6), 19-17 (yes, nineteen – seventeen)
What a match – fantastic win for Jack Draper, finally getting past Nicolas Mejia of Colombia 19-17 in the final set to reach the boys’ final, taking his 10th match point. Jubilation for Draper, tears for Mejia, who fought his heart out
Anderson v Isner wasn’t the only marathon this evening. Just before Anderson’s victory, in the boys’ singles semi-final, Britain’s 16-year-old Jack Draper defeated Colombia’s Nicolas Mejia 19-17 in the final set on his 10th match point after four hours and 24 minutes. Draper is trying to become Britain’s first champion in the boys’ event since 1962. Jamie Murray and Victoria Azarenka, meanwhile, are through to the mixed doubles final.