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Marin Cilic comes from behind to beat Novak Djokovic in Queen's final

24 June 2018

"I had a great time with him for 11 years, taking him on when he was really young - 18 or 19, and that was one of the best times because he was at an age when he was improving", Vajda told Catherine Whitaker on Amazon Prime Video, who are broadcasting at Queen's before taking over as sole TV rights-holders for the US Open in the United Kingdom later this year.

The broadcast cameras filmed Kyrgios at the start of his match taking his final break before the first service game enjoying a very private moment with someone in his players box - for which he was fined 15,000 Euro ($17,500). "I've waited six years to win again". At 31, he does not appear to have shaken off all the demons.

Djokovic will face Marin Cilic in Sunday's final after the top-seeded Croat defeated Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4). But the world No 6 survived and then stormed back from 4-1 down to take the second set tie-break.

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Cilic arrived here with a proud record on the Queen's Club grass.

As Nick Kyrgios said before losing against him in the semi-finals, Cilic will be among the favourites at Wimbledon. "I found my rhythm quite early", Kyrgios said. He had to scramble to save match point at 4-5 and, from that point on, grew in self-belief. The fretfulness heightened, as Djokovic fought against fatigue and his opponent's increasingly potent forehand.

The 23-year-old was busted Saturday on live TV in his 7-6, 7-6 semifinal loss to Marin Cilic at the Wimbledon warmup event.

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Petra Kvitova hit back from a set down to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and retain her Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham.

This was their 16th meeting and the second straight win for Marin after Paris 2016, losing the first 14 encounters against the great rival who was competing in his first ATP final since Eastbourne past year.

Djokovic had lost just two points on serve in the entire set, but it was Cilic who was determined to get his hands on the trophy and bravely rallied from 1-4 down in the breaker to win six points in a row and send the match into a deciding set.

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The world No. 22 never looked back after dropping serve in the third game, breaking to avoid a first-set tie-break and then reeling off five games in a row in the second as he continues to build ominous momentum in the run-up to Wimbledon. I have plenty of time to make couple more wins.

Marin Cilic comes from behind to beat Novak Djokovic in Queen's final