He’s back: Djokovic tops Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic of Serbia, right, meets Rafael Nadal of Spain at the net after defeating him in the men's singles semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (Nic Bothma, Pool via AP)

LONDON — From the way Novak Djokovic repeatedly smacked his racket against his shoe after one miss, to the shouts directed at himself and his coach after others, it was clear how much he wanted to prove he’s past the roughest patch of his career.