He won a three-set affair, taking the first and third sets 6-3 to move into a final that was marred by Nalbandian's infamous disqualification.
"He needs to go away and get himself healthy". "Yeah, I guess the break is something that I will have to consider right now".
But the proudest of all? The player was defeated but his sexism bashing scored him a lot of points from the Twitterati. CoCo Vandeweghe, Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens have also been big winners in major events since Andy Roddick reached the Wimbledon final in 2009.
The Serbian, who has not missed a major since appearing in his first one at the Australian Open in 2005, a run of 51 tournaments, made it clear that a spell away from the game to fully rehabilitate was in his mind.
I think it's a great help that she actually played.
"Last year definitely kind of gave me a new boost that I could do it. But there have been times in my career", he said, "where I definitely thought: If had to bet - 'Am I going to make a semi?' - I probably would have gone, 'No'". In a tight one... A live stream of the action will be available online at WatchESPN and via the ESPN app.
Defence champion Murray, whose title defence came to end at the hands of America's Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, was asked for his thoughts on the latter who was described by a reporter "as the first American to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since 2009". And what a decider it was, longer even than the epic tussle between Gilles Muller and Rafael Nadal that took place this year. "I had that break in the fourth".
World number one and top seed Murray failed to emulate her success, losing 6-3 4-6 7-6 1-6 1-6 to Querrey, ranked 28th. "But it's obviously disappointing to lose at Wimbledon".
"I'm still far off from him", said World No. 2 Novak Djokovic shortly after becoming a father in October 2014. "He just does everything really well, he did seem to play at a really high level". Don't rush it. Don't start up until he's ready - even if that means missing the US Open. He's the real sleeper in in this draw.
The seventh-seeded Croat said his triumph three years ago at Flushing Meadows transformed his confidence levels.
The 18-time Grand Slam champion will face 2010 finalist Tomas Berdych in the semifinals Friday on Centre Court. You have illnesses. You're not going to be always playing 100 percent. However, when it comes to sliding down the rankings, there's nothing worse than missing time. Throughout, Murray, who is set to soon become a parent for the second time, remained clearly unimpressed.
"I think that was the most defeating thing".