Queen's 2018: Marin Cilic beats Nick Kyrgios to reach final

Kyle Edmund Queen's Club hopes were dashed by Nick Kyrgios

Kyle Edmund Queen's Club hopes were dashed by Nick Kyrgios

"I will play as long as I feel like playing".

Despite the Croat's grass-court prowess and superior recent Grand Slam form, the fact that he's down 14-1 against Djokovic on head to head ensures Cilic won't be feeling superior.

After such a turbulent period since he was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon with an elbow injury past year, Djokovic may be rounding into form just in time for his return to the All England Club. "One in the right hand and one in the left hand!"

Dogged by rumours that he no longer has the motivation to return to the top, the 12-time Grand Slam victor chose to start his bid for a fourth Wimbledon crown by accepting a Queen's wild card.

He hasn't earned a major title since competing his career Grand Slam by winning the 2016 French Open.

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"It was good to get back to competition at Queen's this week and I'm hoping to build on that next week".

Wildcard Djokovic seemed agitated at times as Chardy, who has won 12 of 13 matches on grass over the past three weeks, proved a tricky opponent.

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Djokovic had won all 10 of their encounters without dropping a single one of their 24 sets.

Unseeded Djokovic was given some trouble by Jeremy Chardy in the opening set but prevailed 7-6 (7-5) 6-4. The Croatian, however, wasn't taking the Australian lightly and said as much to the press on Friday after his quarter-final win.

The BBC, who were televising the semi-final match between Kyrgios and Marin Cilic, apologised for what was broadcast.

Kyrgios will play reigning Queen's champion Feliciano Lopez for a place in the semi-finals.

After claiming a tight opening set a tense clash reached boiling point when Djokovic complained angrily after he was ruled to have touched the net while hitting a victor - forcing the umpire to give the point to Chardy. "It's so special to play here". "Nick is serving so good so it was tough to get any break points". I was keeping myself really focused, really composed, patient.

"I'm just very excited to be able to win in straight sets against very good players".

"I'm feeling confident on the court, feeling great".

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