London - Marin
Cilic remains on course for a fourth Queen's Club final after the
Croatian won his battle of the former champions against Sam Querrey on
Chasing his second Queen's title, top seed Cilic eased into the
semi-finals of the Wimbledon warm-up event with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 victory
over 2010 winner Querrey.
The 29-year-old was beaten by Feliciano Lopez in last year's final,
but he could have a chance for revenge on Saturday when he is scheduled
to face the Spaniard or Australia's Nick Kyrgios in the last four.
It was business as usual for Cilic, whose serve has been virtually untouchable in his first three matches in west London.
Having buried Fernando Verdasco and Gilles Muller in a barrage of
aces, the world number six inflicted similar punishment on fifth seed
Cilic had won all five of his previous encounters with Querrey,
including a semi-final success en route to the Queen's title in 2012.
The Croatian also got the better of Querrey in the Wimbledon
semi-finals last year and once again he was too powerful for the
Cilic, who finished as Australian Open runner-up in January, is
running into form on grass just in time for Wimbledon, where he suffered
an injury-plagued final defeat against Roger Federer last year.