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Wimbledon 2017: Djokovic forced to retire against Berdych

Cilic will try to become the first Croatian man to win multiple Grand Slam titles.”It’s hard to compare”, Berdych said.”I have so much more experience from that time and everything, you can’t really compare those things”. But I’ve seen all the celebrations from him many times on TV and on YouTube.Federer defeated Tomas Berdych in straight sets Friday afternoon, winning 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-4. All my dreams came true here as a player. Murray has lost his last three five-set matches overall. The 28 year old, with his coach Jonas Bjorkman, will now prepare for his first Wimbledon final on Sunday.”Over here in Wimbledon, I believe this is his home court”, Cilic said.”It’s helped me to play better on all other surfaces. But I don’t think it’s going to matter big-time”. It’s big for him to step out on court and give it a go, even though maybe knowing, like me previous year, the chances are slim he was going to defend this title.First up on Centre Court will be the semi-final between Cilic and Querrey, who conquered a hobbling world number one Murray in the quarter-finals, in a battle between monster servers. I just need to go out there and play my best. “Whoever it is I will be ready”. EPA/NIC BOTHMAMarin Cilic of Croatia in action against Sam Querrey of the United States of America during their semi final match for the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 14 July 2017.”Sam was playing high-level tennis, especially in the first set”, added Cilic.”I managed to turn it around”.However, Cilic played a fine game to level at 4-4 with a drop volley and an attacking return of serve, and avoided the need for a third tie-break when he earned two match points at 6-5 and found a forehand victor on the second.’I feel very privileged to be in another final, ‘ Federer said.”Marin is just really good, he’s tough on both sides”, said Querrey.Many saw similar traits to 2001 champion Goran Ivanisevic in the young Cilic – big serve, great power and solid forehand – and backed him to replicate his fellow Croat and challenge for the men’s title. “It’s extremely important. My emotions are helping me a little bit”.