Novak Djokovic will play Argentina’s Juan-Martin del Potro in the semi-final of Wimbledon.
The top seed is yet to drop a point and has reached the last four at Wimbledon for the fourth year in quick succession. Djokovic, 26, comfortably defeated Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-3 in the only quarter-final clash that has followed the seedings.
Berdych, runner-up in 2010, broke the world number one twice in the second set to lead 3-0 but made too many mistakes at pivotal moments.
Djokovic, who won the men’s singles at Wimbledon in 2011and bidding for his seventh major title, has now reached 13 consecutive semi-finals at Grand Slam tournaments.
Eight seed Del Potro beat Spaniard David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in two hours and 16 minutes to reach his first Wimbledon semi-final.
The Argentine fell heavily on his strapped left knee during the fifth point of the game, causing the match to be delayed for five minutes while he received treatment.
But the former US Open champion eased back into the game and saw his feisty opponent off in surprisingly straightforward fashion.