WIMBLEDON – In the second longest match in Wimbledon history, Croatian Marin Cilic, the 16th seed defeated unseeded American Sam Querrey 7 6, 6 4, 6 7, 6 7, 17 15 to move into the round of 16.
“Was mentally not easy, especially in that fifth set,” Cilic said. “I was serving for the match after that long of a match. I felt I had a lot of chances in that third, fourth, and fifth set always close, close to him and on his serves, but never really finding the one point that could really make a difference.
“So it was especially difficult in the end to always stay focused and concentrated to do what you need to do, especially when playing that long not to miss some easy balls on your serve.
“With that, the wind a little bit, it was wind was swirling around all the time, so that also made it a bit difficult.”
“It is the longest one(match), Cilic said of the five-and-a-half hour victory. “I mean, we didn’t have too many rallies that were physically tough. It was a lot of serving ...