Queen's champion Marin Cilic was pushed to the brink against Sam Querrey in Wimbledon on Saturday, and needed five and a half hours to put away his resurgent opponent. The 7-6(6), 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-7(3) 17-15 victory was the second longest match in Wimbledon history.
After taking the first two sets, Cilic seemed on course for a routine victory, but Querrey fought back to level the match. A tight fifth set ensued, with the Croat securing the critical break in near darkness. “We didn't have too many rallies that were physically tough,” Cilic said after the match when asked if it will affect his next clash. “It was a lot of serving and one or two shots. It's more of walking in the match for that long."