However, 20-time Grand Slam title victor Federer roared back, levelling the quarter-final with breaks in the second and sixth games of a 22-minute second set.
A warning for a time violation threw third seed Nadal, who had already squandered four set points, off his service stride in the 10th game and allowed Querrey to break back for 5-5.
It was enough for the 29-year-old to pocket the first set. He's a past champion here and he likes playing on grass. "I just expect to play against probably the best player in the history of this surface and know that I have to play my best if I want to have chances to try to be in that final".
In the blink of an eye, the impostor who had seemingly replaced Federer in the early games was nowhere to be seen as the real deal strode out for the second set and promptly won 12 points in a row to take a 3-0 lead. Federer beat Nadal for the 2006 and 2007 titles, but Nadal won the championship 11 years ago in a 9-7 fifth set as dusk descended.
Considering Berrettini won a title on grass in Stuttgart, Germany, last month, his implosion against Federer was a timely reminder if ever one was needed that the Swiss is peaking at the right time yet again.
However, two of those wins came this year in Doha and Miami. Federer lost the opening set but was dominant in the final 3 sets which he won.
The 31-year-old Bautista Agut, who had never been past the fourth round of a Grand Slam before, was the only player to reach the quarterfinals without dropping a set. He is the first player to win 100 matches at one Grand Slam tournament. I'd love to play against him here at Wimbledon. "Literally every question in a different way, but it's the same question", Williams said after losing to top-seeded Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.Читайте также: U.S. crude oil inventories decrease last week: API
"He was everywhere, " Goffin said.
Roberto Bautista has reached his first Wimbledon semi-final, having gone on a run that has even surprised the player.
JL: I'm sticking with my original pick from the beginning of the tournament: Roger Federer.
"I'm happy to be playing Roger now because I think I'm in good shape now".
"He was dictating the play from the baseline", Djokovic said afterward.
"(After) I got broken and I was fighting in that first set, I was able to protect my serve", he said.
After a slow start, Djokovic took charge and dominated in the rest of the match, fending off five out of six break points and taking half of the return points for six breaks from nine opportunities.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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