Points won by each set: | 36-36, 33-23, 43-34, 38-27 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
47 % Cilic – 57 of 120
34 % Querrey – 51 of 150
It was their only fifth meeting, but third at Wimbledon & fourth in London! # Their two Wimbledon five-setters (including the second longest match in WB history) showed that these two very tall guys (both 198 cm) don’t read each other serves well, and the Wimbledon ’17 semifinal confirmed it, this time with a tight 4-setter. After Cilic  missed his 1st serve at 6-all in the first tie-break, someone fainted in the stands, and there was a short break – Cilic got the 1st serve again, but didn’t take advantage of it – he made a backhand error, and another one which awarded the set to the underdog. It seemed that Querrey’s only way to advance to the final would be doing it in three sets (he had won three straight five-setters). As he was broken at 3-all in the 2nd set I wouldn’t expect other scenario than Cilic in 4, however, the final scoreline looks tight, and in the 4th set Querrey  even led 4:2*. The American entered the semifinal for the first time in his 42nd Grand Slam appearance which is a new record.