Sam Querrey faces Marin Cilic in the first semifinal of the Wimbledon. One of these two players will reach the big final in All England Club for a first time ever.
And if Marin Cilic is a former US Open champion, Sam Querrey is on the brink of reaching a Grand Slam final for a first time in his career. The American is enjoying an incredible tournament so far in London. He was seeded as №24 in the main draw, but he surprised everyone with his performance so far.
Querrey’s greatest win at Wimbledon so far came in the 1/4-finals, when he eliminated the current champion and №1 in the main draw Andy Murray. These two men played an amazing five sets thriller, which the American won with 3-6 6-4 6-7 6-1 6-1. He was absolutely merciless in the last two sets of the match, when he gave Murray just two games. It was a stunning performance.
Before dealing with Murray, Sam Querrey eliminated from the tournament Kevin Anderson, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Nikoloz Basilashvili and Thomas Fabbiano. Can he continue in this way against Marin Cilic as well?
The former US Open champion Marin Cilic is on the brink of his first Wimbledon final. The Croatian reached the final after eliminating the man who beat Rafael Nadal – Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller. But just as Querrey, he had a lot of work to do, prevailing in five sets – 3-6 7-6 7-5 5-7 6-1.
Before beating Muller, Marin Cilic dealt with players like Roberto Bautista Agut, Steve Johnson, Florian Mayer and the veteran Phillipp Kohlschreiber.
Sam Querrey and Marin Cilic have played four times against each other so far. The balance is one hundred percent in Cilic’s favour – four wins from four matches. In three of these cases they have met on grass, which is also important to note.