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Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Wimbledon final, where he will take on Kevin Anderson after getting the better of old foe Rafael Nadal 10-8 in a deciding-set thriller.

Nadal and Djokovic had fallen foul of the 11pm curfew on Friday night with the Serb leading by two sets to one, becoming the first match since the Centre Court roof was added in 2009 to be stopped due to the strict curfew imposed by Merton Council to avoid disruption to local residents.

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The match got back underway just after 1pm under the roof again, as those were the conditions in which it began, and three-time former champion Djokovic came good to make it through to Sunday’s final with a thrilling 6-4 3-6 7-6 (11-9) 3-6 10-8 victory in the second longest semi-final ever played at Wimbledon, just a day after Anderson and John Isner had set the record for the longest.