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Wimbledon 2017 Live, Men's Singles Semi-final: Marin Cilic vs Sam Querrey

News18.com | July 14, 2017, 8:38 PM IST
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Follow all the live action from our Wimbledon semi-final blog as Marin Cilic takes on Sam Querrey.

Marin Cilic's first Wimbledon semi-final against American Sam Querrey will be greeted with great excitement in his hometown, a famous Catholic pilgrimage site in southern Bosnia.
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Jul 14, 2017 8:38 pm (IST)

That's it! He does it! 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 7-5 11th time lucky for Cilic as he reaches the Wimbledon final.. He will face either Federer or Berdych in the final now.

Jul 14, 2017 8:36 pm (IST)

15-40..Two match points here for Cilic.. Can he seal his first Wimbledon final appearance in style here?

Jul 14, 2017 8:34 pm (IST)

And a perfect hold for Cilic.. He leads 6-5 and Querrey will serve to stay alive in Wimbledon now..

Jul 14, 2017 8:25 pm (IST)

Cilic gets the break back with some exquisite Tennis. Back to 4-4 with nothing separating the two players..

Jul 14, 2017 8:18 pm (IST)

Just when it seemed Cilic will walk away with this one, Querrey breaks the Croatian..and he now has a 4-2 lead..

Jul 14, 2017 7:56 pm (IST)

Cilic seals it in style with a loud roar. He is now just one set away from reaching his first Wimbledon final. Takes the third set 7-6.

Jul 14, 2017 7:55 pm (IST)

A couple of unforced errors and Cilic has three set points..

Jul 14, 2017 7:50 pm (IST)

Another set and another tie breaker..We are level at 6-6 here now..

Jul 14, 2017 7:41 pm (IST)

We are 5-4 on serve..and it seems we will be heading towards another tie breaker..Both players looking ominous on serve. Cilic now serving to stay in the set.

Jul 14, 2017 7:25 pm (IST)

Wow, Querrey immediately breaks back. We are back level at 2-2 on serve! 

Jul 14, 2017 7:21 pm (IST)

Cilic finally manages to get the break and leads 2-1. He has certainly grown into the game as it has progressed. Let's see if Querrey will look to change anything to get back into the game.

Jul 14, 2017 7:13 pm (IST)

Three break points in the first game of the third set, but Querrey comes back with some powerful serving..Important game, and Querrey manages to hold, but Cilic will believe he can get a break here.

Jul 14, 2017 7:06 pm (IST)

And Cilic does..Clinches the second set 6-4 with a huge roar..Its one set all now..

Jul 14, 2017 6:58 pm (IST)

A huge roar from Cilic and he gets the first break of the match.. A solid backhand down the line gives the Croatian his first break as he finally makes most of the pressure. He will be firm favourite to take the second set here..

Jul 14, 2017 6:53 pm (IST)

Cilic had a breakpoint there at 2-2..But Querrey again plays clever tennis to get out of that one..He leads 3-2 now on serve..

Jul 14, 2017 6:29 pm (IST)

Another backhand error nad Querrey pumps his fist with delight..He takes the first set 7-6. Wonderful tennis this from the American.

Jul 14, 2017 6:28 pm (IST)

Another error from Cilic gives another set point to Querrey but this time the big American will be on serve..

Jul 14, 2017 6:24 pm (IST)

6-6 in the tie break now..Querrey had a set point there, but he couldn't capitalise..This means we carry on..

Jul 14, 2017 6:22 pm (IST)

Great shot from Querrey, he knew he had to do something differently..comes up and slices the ball to take Cilic by surprise..4-4 here..

Jul 14, 2017 6:20 pm (IST)

Two solid serves..and Querrey cuts the lead to 1 game..but remember, Cilic still has the mini break here..

Jul 14, 2017 6:19 pm (IST)

Cilic does eventually manage to get the first break..and leads 2-1..he follows it up with some top class serving and takes a 4-1 lead..

Jul 14, 2017 6:17 pm (IST)

Super tennis from Querrey..stays in the game and an unforced error from Cilic means Querrey holds..could well have had the first mini break there Cilic,,

Jul 14, 2017 6:16 pm (IST)

Querrey holds..and we head towards a tie breaker..no player coming close to breaking each other..will be interesting to see how this goes..

Jul 14, 2017 6:13 pm (IST)

Cilic holds again..Querrey will be under a bit of pressure as he serves to stay in the set..

Jul 14, 2017 6:10 pm (IST)

Querrey holds for 5-5..Cilic though had a chance there to put some pressure but an unforced error on the forehand meant Querrey rushed to a 40-15 lead..

Jul 14, 2017 6:06 pm (IST)
In case anyone had any doubts, Sachin is here to support the one and only Roger Federer..
Jul 14, 2017 6:03 pm (IST)

40-15..Great shot by Querrey, Cilic comes up towards the net and Querrey's shot almost dies on him..brilliant tennis..

Jul 14, 2017 6:01 pm (IST)

Some heavy serves from both players and it's 4-3 on serve for Cilic currently..We might well be heading towards a tie-breaker in the first set..

Jul 14, 2017 5:54 pm (IST)

Cilic with some big serves there and takes a 3-2 lead..Querrey no where near breaking the serve..But Querrey is serving quite well also..

Jul 14, 2017 5:52 pm (IST)
Sachin Tendulkar is among those in attendance..
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Wimbledon 2017 Live, Men's Singles Semi-final: Marin Cilic vs Sam Querrey
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Cilic, the world number six, was born in Medjugorje -- a town made popular due to alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary -- but represents Croatia after moving to the neighbouring country as a teenager to further his career.

His parents though still live in Cilic's birthplace, with some 20,000 people celebrating in Medjugorje when he won the 2014 US Open, his lone Grand Slam title.

"We improvised at the time, we celebrated two or three days after the final when Marin arrived to Medjugorje," said Zeljko Dodig, head of the local tennis club where Cilic started to play.
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