Djokovic rallies for five-set quarterfinal win over Cilic at Wimbledon

by: AP July 02, 2014

AP Photo

LONDON -- Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon semifinals for the fifth consecutive year, coming back to beat 26th-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday.

The top-seeded Djokovic, the 2011 champion and 2013 runner-up at the All England Club, has reached at least the semifinals at 16 of his past 17 Grand Slam tournaments.

He improved to 10-0 against Cilic, who was in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time.

On Friday, Djokovic will face No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov, who defeated defending champion Andy Murray in the quarterfinals.

Djokovic has won six major titles.

For complete Wimbledon coverage, including updated draws and reports from Steve Tignor, head to our tournament page.

More Stories

Eugenie Bouchard hitting with former coach Hogstedt

The pair worked together from the end of 2015 until this year's clay-court swing.

Remembering Sol Schwartz, a pied piper of the tennis community

A player, coach and advocate, Schwartz's dedication to college tennis was unmatched. 

Umpire Lynn Welch helped lay the foundation for her successors

Welch learned how to keep score in Slovak, Greek and Polish during her 22-year career.