Defending champion Novak Djokovic is through to his sixth Wimbledon final after a 6-2 4-6 6-3 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista Agut.
The world number one broke his Spanish opponent in the second and eighth games to take the opening set with ease, but, buoyed by having beaten the top seed twice this year, Bautista Agut fought back.
He broke in the third game of the second set and had an opportunity to break again in the fifth game but the single break was enough as he claimed the set to level the match.
Djokovic regrouped to break for a 4-2 lead in the third and he held to move within a game of taking a two set lead. Bautista Agut held his serve to delay in inevitable but Djokovic claimed the set to edge closer to a sixth Wimbledon final.
Having fought off break points in the opening game of the fourth set, Bautista Agut's resistance began to crack and he lost his serve twice to allow Djokovic move 4-1 ahead, with the four-time champion eventually sealing victory on his fifth match point.
“This has been a remarkable tournament for me and to be in another final is a dream come true,” Djokovic said. “I had to dig deep, Roberto was playing his first semi-final at a Grand Slam and he was not really overwhelmed.
“It was a really close opening four to five games of the third set that could have gone either way — thankfully it went mine.”
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