The second men’s Wimbledon semifinal has been suspended due to the tournament’s 11 p.m. curfew.
As hoped, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic were producing a vintage Nadal-Djokovic match – replete with insane court coverage, defense-to-offense acrobatics, and gobsmacking shot-making – which was well on its way to being an epic before the curfew struck. Djokovic had just won the third-set tiebreaker, 11-9, to take a two sets to one lead.
The start time of the match got pushed way back thanks to the absurd six-hour, 36-minute preceding semifinal between Kevin Anderson and John Isner, which ended in a 26-24 fifth set. Anderson awaits the winner of Nadal-Djokovic in the final.
Play will resume at 1 p.m. local time on Saturday (8 a.m. ET), with Djokovic leading 6-4, 3-6, 7-6. The women’s final, between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber, will follow.