Nadal has got more than other players, says Del Potro

Juan Martin del Potro was made to work hard for his win against Gilles Simon

In a match that delivered quality throughout, Nadal recovered from two sets to one down to treat the Wimbledon crowd to a match few will forget.

Nadal and Djokovic will be meeting for the 52nd time in their career, with Djokovic leading their head-to-head 26-25.

At five hours and 53 minutes, it was the longest final ever at a Slam.

The statement though didn't refer only to Nadal's eventual 7-5, 6-7 (9), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over the Argentine in the epic quarter-final. "In some ways he deserves to win as well", said Nadal after the breath-taking quarter-final.

"There is no one other match in the history of tennis that has been played more than our match".

However, on the other side of the draw, a mouth-watering semi-final has been set up between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

This time past year, few would have expected to see either man back in the last-four at the All England Club.

The women's semi-finals are set for Thursday. He seems to have returned to form, as he has been excellent at Wimbledon.

And, in the circumstances, it is fair to assume that which of the two holds his nerve best in dealing with the service bombardment will qualify for an even more daunting test against one of the world's all-time greats in the final. I know in the semi-finals of Wimbledon you will not have an easy opponent.

Nadal saved three break points before an imperious forehand victor put him 5-3 up and he put away a simple volley to finally finish off Del Potro, then made his way around the net to embrace his tired opponent as he lay on the court following another tumble. "I'm a different person, different player today", Djokovic said.

A big-serving match tends to have shorter points than one featuring at least one return-orientated player, and so it proved in these - Anderson and Federer played 67 games in 257 minutes (3.84 minutes per game), while it took Nadal and Del Potro 292 minutes to play 55 games (5.31 minutes per game).

Both men are in the semi-finals at Wimbledon for the first time. He had won 34 consecutive sets until midway through his quarterfinal clash against the towering South African Kevin Anderson.

Isner had never got past the third round at Wimbledon before this year while a run to the last-eight at the 2011 US Open had been his previous best at the majors.

Del Potro was thrashed by the Spaniard in the French Open semi-final last month but feels his game matches up better against the world number one on grass despite losing their only two meetings on the surface. "I think the key of the match was only three, four points in the end, and he took the chances".

"With how I'm feeling physically and mentally, I'm in a very good spot".

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