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Djokovic says he has reached a 'high level'

11th July 2018, 16:30 by Gareth Freeman

Novak Djokovic feels he is "peaking at the right moment" after seeing off Kei Nishikori 3-1 to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals.

The former world number one is a three-time Wimbledon champion but hasn't reached the last four at the All England Club since 2015.

Djokovic hasn't progressed beyond the quarter-finals of any Grand Slam event since losing the 2016 US Open final and he missed the latter half of last season due to an elbow injury.

The 12-time major winner has looked good since the switch to grass though and downed Nishikori 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 in two hours and 38 minutes on Wednesday, the 31-year-old claiming after his victory that he is close to rediscovering his top form.

"It feels great to be in the last four of a Slam," he told reporters. "I’ve been building in the last couple of weeks, the level of tennis is going up in the last couple of months and tournaments. Queen's it was looking like it was getting better as time went on and I’m peaking at the right moment.

"This is not the first time I have been in the semi-finals here but I will try and enjoy this victory."

He added: "I am very grateful to play on this court I love and competing at a high level. I am trying to get in the best possible shape for the biggest possible events and it doesn’t come much bigger that Wimbledon."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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