Sport Cilic hoping to return after injury ruins Wimbledon final hopes

19:10  16 july  2017
19:10  16 july  2017 Source:   Omnisport

Cilic ends record-breaking wait for Wimbledon final appearance

  Cilic ends record-breaking wait for Wimbledon final appearance At the 11th time of asking Marin Cilic finally booked a Wimbledon final spot after a four-set victory over Sam Querrey on Centre Court.Marin Cilic succeeded where Andy Murray failed by outmanoeuvering Sam Querrey to reach his first Wimbledon final at the 11th attempt

( Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer outclasses Milos Raonic to reach semi- finals ). The clever serve and volley play and the ice-cool demeanour that put paid to Nadal's hopes , had gone but After three straight defeats in the last eight at the All England Club, Cilic tastes the semi- finals for the first time

In the end it was Cilic who prevailed to reach his second grand slam final , and he will hope for a Five years ago Querrey and Cilic produced the second longest match in Wimbledon history as the There was a brief return to form – including a sensational drop volley at the net – to force another

Marin Cilic - cropped: Marin Cilic receives treatment during the Wimbledon final © Provided by Omnisport Marin Cilic receives treatment during the Wimbledon final

Marin Cilic already has his sights set on making the Wimbledon final again after injury contributed to a straight-sets loss at the hands of the imperious Roger Federer on Sunday.

The Croatian seventh seed had claimed he was in his best condition for years at a grand slam that saw both Novak Djokovic and holder Andy Murray hampered by physical problems in making quarter-final exits.

However, the 2014 US Open winner was cruelly unable to reach his best level in the decider against Federer on Centre Court, where the Swiss great won 6-3 6-1 6-4 to lift a record eighth singles crown at SW19, his 19th grand slam triumph overall.

Cilic ends record-breaking wait for Wimbledon final appearance

  Cilic ends record-breaking wait for Wimbledon final appearance At the 11th time of asking Marin Cilic finally booked a Wimbledon final spot after a four-set victory over Sam Querrey on Centre Court.Marin Cilic succeeded where Andy Murray failed by outmanoeuvering Sam Querrey to reach his first Wimbledon final at the 11th attempt

Cilic , who triumphed 3-6 7-6(6) 7-5 5-7 6-1, will now face Sam Querrey in the semi- finals after the American upset home favourite Andy Murray. The clever serve and volley play and the ice-cool demeanour which put paid to Nadal’s hopes had disappeared, but Muller was not ready to return to

Djokovic needs 'clarity' to prevail. Andre Agassi hopes to bring out Novak Djokovic's fighting best at Wimbledon by ensuring his mind is clear and focused on the task ahead.

Cilic, who was in tears at a change of ends and later requested a medical timeout, seemingly due to a foot problem, refused to retire from the high-profile contest.

"Yeah that's what I did throughout all my career," he said in an on-court interview after his demise was confirmed.

"I never gave up when I started a match, so that was my idea also today. I gave my best and that's all I could do.

"I had an amazing journey here, played the best tennis of my life and really want to thank my team.

"They gave so much strength to me. And of course, to all my fans in Croatia. It was really tough today.

"I gave it [my] all and I'm hoping definitely to come back here and try one more time."

Nasty blister led to Cilic's Wimbledon downfall and Centre Court tears .
Marin Cilic was in excruciating pain during the men's Wimbledon final due to an untimely blister on his left foot.A blister that surfaced during his semi-final victory over Sam Querrey led to Marin Cilic's downfall in the Wimbledon final against Roger Federer on Sunday.

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