King of Queen's! Cilic saves match point to beat Djokovic for title

Kyle Edmund Queen's Club hopes were dashed by Nick Kyrgios

In the final, Djokovic will face 2012 Queen's champion Marin Cilic who stopped the run of Nick Kyrgios in two tiebreakers 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4).

Unseeded Djokovic was given some trouble by Jeremy Chardy in the opening set but prevailed 7-6 (5) 6-4 to take his record over the Frenchman to 11-0 and 26-0 in sets.

Just when Novak Djokovic looked set to position himself perfectly for another run at Wimbledon he let slip the chance of a first ATP Tour title in almost a year.

A late entry, Djokovic might nonetheless consider it a decent week on his first visit in eight years as he has still improved on his form of early Spring. I was keeping myself really focused, really composed, patient. You know, I had a lot of matches in this last month and a half, and I feel that my game is where it needs to be at the moment. "It's easier said than done, but I'm going into tomorrow's final knowing that it's going to be a really tough match for me, but a great challenge and I'm working for it".

Vajda had coached Djokovic to all of his greatest victories - either on his own or in conjunction with Boris Becker, and the 12-time Grand Slam champion asked him to return after a failed period under the guidance of Andre Agassi.

He saved a first break point at 1-1 but then needed to save five more at 3-3, and was lucky that Cilic could not execute on any of them when given the chance.

"I'm just self-critical, I guess, at times", Djokovic said. "I haven't played a finals at any event in nearly a year so this felt great".

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Both players are wildcards at the Nature Valley International, which starts on Monday, as they continue their comebacks from injury.

Cilic won six points in a row to force a third set.

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. He needed an ace to save break point in the eighth game, could do little about the angled forehand around the net that gave Cilic another chance and then dumped a tired forehand.

World No.6 Cilic did not offer up one break point opportunity in their one hour and 25 minute meeting.

Like the world No 8 Kvitova, Rybarikova has fine grass-court pedigree, having reached last year's Wimbledon semi-finals, and it showed in the opener as she seized the advantage.

"Obviously the more matches you win, the better you feel on the court".

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