Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Sam Querrey Shocks Andy Murray, Books Spot in Wimbledon Semifinals


Querrey's win over a hobbled Murray, whose sore left hip was clearly bothering him, comes a year after he took out Novak Djokovic to earn a spot in his first major quarterfinal. Their last meeting at Wimbledon came in 2012, when Cilic edged out Querrey in a five-set epic, the final score reading 7-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 17-15.

At 3-3 in the second Cilic struck, a superb backhand victor down the line on break-point giving him the advantage in the set that he never looked like losing.

After all, it was the second time he'd beaten the defending champion in the last two years.

The 35-year-old Federer used some deft touch at the net and scalding passing shots to defeat Milos Raonic, the player who knocked him out of the semis last year, 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4) to reach a record 12th Wimbledon semifinals.

That rule does not apply when it is Federer, king of Wimbledon, inflicting the punishment in the silky manner only the 18-times grand slam champion is capable of.

"If she said she didn't want to travel any more, I'll say, "okay, my career is over" - it's as simple as that", the third seed said. Eventually, Cilic came out on top, triumphing 6 games to 4 in the decider.

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"I kind of felt like he pushed me around a little bit today", Querrey said.

The victor of the match will face either Roger Federer or Tomas Berdych in Sunday's final.

Andy Murray will start his quest to return to full fitness on Thursday - less than 24 hours after he limped out of Wimbledon.

"Once you hit 30, you've got to look back and think of how much tennis have I played, how much rest did I give my body over the years, how much training have I done, did I do enough, did I overdo it", said Federer. Both the players seek their first ticket to the Finals.

"I'm playing very well". It won't be a surprise if all the sets go to a tie-break. Cilic vs. Querrey will be the first event of the day on Centre Court at Wimbledon. In the opening round, he got past Thomas Fabbiano in straight sets. That's who he is and one thing we love about him.

After relatively easy wins against Thomas Fabbiano and Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first two rounds, he has beaten Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Kevin Anderson and the world No.1 Andy Murray.

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