Kevin Anderson came up short, so Marin Cilic will now try to knock off defending champion Novak Djokovic tomorrow in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. A year ago, Cilic actually led Djokovic by two sets to one before coming up short 61, 36, 67, 62, 62.
Djokovic has since beaten Cilic easily in London and in Monte Carlo running his record to a perfect 12-0 against the South African.
So what does Cilic have to do to break the streak?
“Well, pretty simple from my side,” Cilic said Monday after beating Denis Kudla. “In the game where Novak is playing at the speed that he’s playing, of course, that’s the speed that he’s going to be better at, so I’m going to have to be more aggressive to play more risky tennis. Of course that leaves less margins for error, but that’s the way I was playing last year. I think this would be the best opportunity for me to try to play, you know, full on.”
Cilic, who beat John Isner 12-10 in the third round, is trying make the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time.
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