Djokovic to Face Gasquet in Wimbledon Semis

Men’s singles defending champion Novak Djokovic recorded his 50th Wimbledon win to secure his slot in the semi-final on Wednesday.

The top seed defeated Marin Cilic 6-4 6-4 6-4 to set up Richard Gasquet- the Frenchman who shocked fourth seed Stanislas Wawrinka in a lengthy five-set battle 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-4 11-9 in the other quarter-finals in Court One.

Gasquet is through to his first Wimbledon semis since losing to Roger Federer in the 2007 championship.

Serb, Djokovic, never appeared tired despite coming into the last-8 tie on the back of a tiresome five-setter win over South African Kevin Anderson in a contest which took two days to completion.

He broke early in the third game of the opening set but waited until a fourth set point to move 1-set up.

Success in the second of three break point opportunities at 5-4 in the second set helped the Belgrade native serve out the set in a relatively much quicker time.

Novak Djokovic Secures His 650th Tour Match Win With Victory Over Marin Cilic. Image: AELTC.
Novak Djokovic Secures His 650th Tour Match Win With Victory Over Marin Cilic. Image: AELTC.

A forehand error from the Croat gave Djokovic a crucial break for a 4-3 lead in the third and with the rest of the contest going with serve; the world No. One closed it out after one hour and 49 minutes.

The win took Djojovic’s career head-to-head record against Cilic to a commanding 13-0.

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