Djokovic takes advantage over Nadal after late late show
Serb wins third set tie-break to go 2-1 up as play ends at 11pm
Novak Djokovic in action during his semi-final match against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters
With the clock slipping past 11pm – the official curfew for action at the All England Club – Djokovic survived two set points in a gripping tiebreak to edge ahead.
Battle will resume on Saturday with the Serb leading 6-4 3-6 7-6 (9) and needing one more set to book a Sunday showdown with South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson.
Anderson earlier won the longest-ever Wimbledon semi-final in a test of endurance with American John Isner that finished 26-24 in the fifth set after six hours and 36 minutes.