Result: Novak Djokovic battles into Wimbledon semi-finals

Novak Djokovic battles past Marin Cilic in five sets to reach the semi-finals of Wimbledon.

Novak Djokovic has battled past Marin Cilic in five sets to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals.

The top seed had to come from behind to defeat the world number 26, but he was able to do so with three hours and 24 minutes on the clock.

Djokovic started the match dominantly as two breaks of serve saw him blitz his opponent 6-1 in what looked to be an ominous sign of things to come.

However, Cilic fought back in the second with a single break allowing him to level the contest 6-3.

Cilic failed to put away another six break points in the third as he struggled to break Djokovic's defence before the set was decided by a tie-break.

Both players struggled to hold serve in the breaker, but it was Cilic who eventually came through 7-4 to put himself in control.

Revitalised in the fourth, Djokovic triumphed 6-2 thanks to some trademark attritional tennis from the back of the court, and from there he failed to look back as two breaks allowed him to seal the gruelling victory 6-1 3-6 6-7(4) 6-2 6-2.

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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