Federer is 18-6 career against Berdych, but 2-1 on grass, losing to the Czech at Wimbledon in 2010. Sam Querrey enters his first ever Grand Slam semifinal. Querrey, however, can carry his newfound momentum into his next match and play the underdog role. Cilic is yet to drop a set and his thrashing of Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the fourth round shows he means business at the All England Club.
Serena Williams alone has won 12 Grand Slam tournaments since 2009. The most recent match was in this years Miami Masters, a match Federer won in three sets.
Federer vs. Berdych, Cilic vs. Querrey. Roddick's 2003 win at the U.S. Open is still the last time an American won a major title. Querrey had only ever once before reached the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam tournament, and that came at Wimbledon previous year.
"I understand why Andy played Wimbledon, because it is his number one tournament every year, and he was also the defending champion".
Querrey, the world number 28, defeated Murray 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-1 in the quarter-final contest that lasted for two hours and 41 minutes to make it to his first Grand Slam semi-final at 42nd attempt. This will be the 37-year-old American's 10th Wimbledon semifinal and 22nd at all majors. Tennis player from Monaco persevered in the fourth set, but for the final game of it is not enough.
"As an injured player, you start to kind of hurt a little more".
Murray was struggling with a hip injury in the build-up to Wimbledon, pulling out of two exhibition matches and missing three days of practice before his opening match. Cillic advanced with a five-set victory over Luxemburg's Gilles Muller, who Monday had upset Rafael Nadal.
Starting the Centre and Court One matches earlier and splitting them equally - "It's not the hardest thing to do", he said.