Novak Djokovic: 'I wasn't at my best'

Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a forehand return during his Gentlemen's Singles third round match against Gilles Simon of France on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2014
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Novak Djokovic admits that he failed to produce his best tennis during his five-set victory over Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Novak Djokovic has admitted that he was not at his best during his five-set victory over Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

The top seed reached the last four on Wednesday thanks to a tough win against the Croatian world number 29.

Djokovic had to come from behind to defeat Cilic, but he eventually fought back to seal his place in the next round.

"It was a tough five-setter. Coming in I knew Marin would play aggressively," the Serbian world number two told BBC Sport.

"He raised his game but I allowed him to come back into it. I was too passive on my strokes and he used his opportunities but I managed to find the right pace when I needed it."

Djokovic will now play Grigor Dimitrov for a spot in Sunday's final.

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov celebrates winning against Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov during their men's singles third round match on day five of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 27, 201
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