July 14, 2017 / 3:20 AM / in 3 months

Tennis: Marin Cilic vs Sam Querrey - player profiles

(Reuters) - Here’s a look at the form and previous records of Croatia’s Marin Cilic and American Sam Querrey ahead of their semi-final match at Wimbledon on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding):

Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 12, 2017 Croatia’s Marin Cilic celebrates winning the quarter final match against Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller REUTERS/Tony O'Brien

7-Marin Cilic (Croatia)

The big-serving Croatian survived a five-set battle with Giles Muller to reach his first Wimbledon semi-final.

Cilic had a fairly impressive build-up to the championships, reaching the final at the Queen’s Club and the semi-finals at Den Bosch last month.

Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 12, 2017 Sam Querrey of the U.S. celebrates winning the quarter final match against Great Britain’s Andy Murray REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

The 2014 U.S. Open champion has won all his previous four encounters against Sam Querrey and will start as a favourite to book a place in the final.

24-Sam Querrey (U.S.)

Querrey defeated top seed Andy Murray to reach a grand slam semi-final in his 42nd attempt.

Having already played three consecutive five-set encounters at this year’s championship, it will be interesting to see whether Querrey can produce another top performance in the biggest match of his career.

Querrey has relied heavily on his serve at this year’s championships and will hope to add to his tally of 126 aces in the semi-final.

Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Larry King

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