Remarkable theatre in Djoker's win

Updated: July 5, 2013, 2:28 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

LONDON -- Surviving his toughest challenge of the tournament in one of the best matches played here in years, Novak Djokovic will play for his second Wimbledon championship.

He finally halted the dangerous Juan Martin del Potro in an instant classic, 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3 in a Wimbledon semifinal record-setting 4 hours, 43 minutes.

The match reaffirmed the steely resolve of Djokovic that has been his staple since becoming a transcendent player in 2011, while emphatically ...

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