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Cilic into first Wimbledon final at 11th attempt

LONDON: Croatia's Marin Cilic reached his first Wimbledon final at the 11th attempt on Friday with a 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 7-5 win over America's Sam Querrey. The seventh-seeded Croatian, who was US Open champion in 2014, will face either seven-time Wimbledon winner Roger Federer or Tomas Berdych in Sunday's final. "It's unbelievable. I have played really well from the start of the tournament," said 28-year-old Cilic. "Sam played at a high level especially in the first set. I was 4/1 up in the tie-break and…

Murray beaten in Wimbledon quarter-finals by Querrey

LONDON: Andy Murray's Wimbledon title defence ended in a 3-6 6-4 6-7(4) 6-1 6-1 quarter-final defeat to Sam Querrey on Wednesday as the hip injury that has dogged the world number one throughout the tournament finally got the better of him. Murray, who had only lost to Querrey once in eight previous encounters, was struggling to move around the court in the final two sets against the big-serving American, who will now face either Gilles Muller or Marin Cilic in the semi-finals. "I'm still in shock myself," Querrey said…

Nadal fights off bogeyman Rosol, Serena on a roll

LONDON: World number one Rafael Nadal pulled back from the abyss to reach the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday just when it looked as though bogeyman Lukas Rosol had returned to haunt him. Two years after being knocked out at the same stage by the hard-hitting Czech in a late night Centre Court horror show, the Spaniard found himself a point away from falling two sets behind before fighting back to win 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4. "Today is another history, another story," Nadal, who could now use his escape as a springboard…