Marin Cilic resists Novak Djokovic comeback to claim Queen's title

Andy Murray to face Stan Wawrinka at Nature Valley International

Andy Murray to face Stan Wawrinka at Nature Valley International

The Croatian ace successfully outlasted his rival from Down Under and secured a 7-6 [7-3], 7-6 [7-4] win in the semi-finals of the competition, setting up a tasty final with Novak Djokovic.

Just over a fortnight ago, he was in such a state of distress after his quarter-final exit to Marco Cecchinato in Paris that he suggested - in the heat of the moment, admittedly - that he might not even play the grass-court season.

"Nick is serving so good and it was tough to get a look on the service returns".

But Kvitova proved a different proposition for the remainder of the match, breaking twice in the second set while having to save only a single break point against her serve.

Kyrgios, ranked 21, had served 82 aces on his way to the semi-final and was in scintillating form against defending champion Feliciano Lopez on Friday.

"The last couple of weeks, I feel pretty untouchable on serve". Credit to him for playing well.

The double Wimbledon champion had reached the final without dropping a set but was made to work by the Slovakian, who won the Birmingham title in 2009.

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Beating Djokovic, the former world No 1, for only the second time in 16 matches put the broadest of smiles on the face of Cilic, who saved a match point in the second set and held his nerve admirably in the third.

As the set sped towards another tiebreaker, the pressure was beginning to tell on Kyrgios as he yelled "I can't focus". It's a tough loss but I have to see it from a positive side. There's a lot of grass court players.

The Serb was just a point away from the title at 5-4 up in the second, while he squandered a 4-1 lead in the subsequent tiebreak.

"But I'm really happy that I'm able to play this way coming up to Wimbledon. One in the right hand and one in the left hand!"

"I wouldn't say I'm a contender for a trophy or anything like that", said the 31-year-old.

Despite being blessed with enormous talent and impressive abilities on the tennis court, the Australian sensation has some way or another managed to turn focus away from the sport and held the limelight, mostly for the wrong reasons.

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