Rafael Nadal on Wednesday battled for over four hours on grass to defeat Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro 7-5 6-7(7) 4-6 6-4 6-4, making it look as if the grass court major will lose its top seeds after defending champion, Roger Federer was historically knocked out by South African Kevin Anderson earlier on same day.
Nadal was seen battling to make it to the Wimbledon semi-finals after del Potro won the second and the third set.
Nadal kept hold of himself on the slippery and dusty Centre Court surface but it was the Argentine who slumped to his knees and lay flat on the grass after the last point, giving Nadal the opportunity to triumph over him in four hours and 47 minutes.
The Spaniard after his victory denied himself the celebration and went across the net to pick up his opponent with a warm hug, making it a perfect moment after so much drama between the duo.
Nadal will next face Novak Djokovic in the last four on Friday.