WIMBLEDON, England, July 3 (UPI) -- German Rainer Schuettler downed Frenchman Arnaud Clement despite rain Thursday to earn a semifinal match against Spaniard Rafael Nadal Friday at Wimbledon.
In the other semifinal, five-time champion Roger Federer will face former world No. 1 Marat Safin on Center Court at the All England Club.
Schuettler and Clement split sets before their quarterfinal match was suspended because of darkness Wednesday. The two veterans resumed play Thursday in what became a 5-hour, 12-minute epic fight on Court 1.
The 32-year-old Schuettler wound up with a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (7-9), 8-6 victory.