Nole moved within one win of clinching his fifth trophy at The Championships.

Top seed and world no.1 Novak Djokovic outplayed 23rd seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Friday in their semi-final on Centre Court.

The four-time Wimbledon titlist sailed through the first set with two breaks of serve, hitting 12 winners to seize the momentum in the pair’s 11th H2H meeting.

Djokovic, the 15-time Grand Slam champion, experienced a drop in form in the second set, which saw the Spaniard level the contest with a break in the third game.

Novak changed his tactics and hit a higher gear in the third and fourth sets, moving on to advance into his sixth Wimbledon final (4-1) in two hours and 48 minutes.

Match statistics: aces (9-5), double faults (3-2), winners (42-34), unforced errors (29-30), total points won (118-102).

Novak will face eight-time former champion Roger Federer in a blockbuster final on Sunday (14:00 local time / 15:00 CET) at the All England Club. The second-seeded Swiss rallied past Rafael Nadal (ESP, 3) in four sets.

Djokovic owns a 25-22 mark against Federer in H2H series.

“It’s the final of Wimbledon. This is the kind of match that I always dreamed of being part of as a young boy with the tennis racquet. This is what I worked for. I wanted to be in this position,” said Djokovic. “I have a chance to fight for a trophy, I’ll definitely give it my all.”

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