Mardy Fish on Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal: Fittest athletes on planet

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Mardy Fish on Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal: Fittest athletes on planet

Former American tennis player Mardy Fish was heavily impressed by the display of Serb Novak Djokovic and Spain's Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon semi-final. Three-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic edged out world No. 1 Nadal in a tennis classic 6-4 3-6 7-6 (9) 3-6 10-8.

The match came to an end after five hours and 15 minutes of epic battle. A six-hour and 36-minute battle between Kevin Anderson and John Isner caused the Djokovic and Nadal match to start late on Friday. The match was suspended with the conclusion of the third set due to Wimbledon's 11pm curfew.

Interestingly, both Djokovic and Nadal each fired 73 winners and 42 unforced errors -- but the Serb won a total of 195 points, while the Spaniard won a total of 192 points. Djokovic now leads the head-to-head between the two 27-25.

"Incredible tennis from Rafa and Novak. The mental and physical aspects of tennis are so underrated. Blink, it’s over. Not fit? No shot. 5 hours plus. (The) fittest athletes on the planet," Fish wrote on Twitter. 31-year-old Djokovic will be battling for his fourth Wimbledon title -- and for his first title at The Championships since 2015 -- when he meets world No.

8 Anderson in the final. On the other side, last year's US Open runner-up Anderson will be hoping to finally to catch his maiden Grand Slam title at the age of 32. Anderson has avoided Nadal in the Wimbledon final -- the player who beat him in his maiden Grand Slam final at the US Open.

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