Djokovic joins 800-win club with Queen's masterclass

Kyrgios won through in three sets to continue his fine form on grass

Kyrgios won through in three sets to continue his fine form on grass

Waiting for Djokovic in the semi-finals is Jeremy Chardy, who defeated Francis Tiafoe 6-4, 6-4.

Novak Djokovic may not have played on grass since his retirement in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last year, and he may not have played in the Queen's singles draw for eight years.

However, the 31-year-old three-time Wimbledon champion has shown glimpses in recent weeks of recapturing the form that saw him largely dominate the tour since 2011 until injuries and a loss of form derailed his career after that emotional triumph in Paris in 2016.

"I watched here and there some of his matches", Cilic said.

Djokovic is through to only his second semifinal of a troubled campaign as he hunts his first title in 2018.

"I felt I had to push myself today", Federer said.

"I will play as long as I feel like playing". But over the years, I have been forced to learn how to play on it, and winning Wimbledon several times just built that confidence of being on the grass, and I love it now.

Kyrgios had entertained the crowds during his run to the Fever-Tree Championships semi-final as he beat Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund.

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Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam champion, follows in the footsteps of Jimmy Connors (1,256), Roger Federer (1,156), Ivan Lendl (1,068), Guillermo Vilas (949), Rafael Nadal (903), John McEnroe (881), Andre Agassi (870), Ilie Nastase (846) and Stefan Edberg (801).

But after dropping a tight opening set, Kvitova turned on the style to record a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory in just over two hours.

Despite spending much of the set in damage-limitation mode, Djokovic snatched the set. I don't think I made too many things wrong, except that double fault on 4-3 in the tie-break.

"Last year I had a match point and couldn't convert it, this year it was Novak. But I have to see the positive because I haven't played a final in nearly a year".

However, Djokovic repelled five break points, showing the sort of defensive prowess he used to offer up in his pomp.

Djokovic had an early look at a break point in the second set, but Cilic snuffed it out before facing even more danger at 4-5.

Despite soaring temperatures, neither player backed off in a tense deciding set, with Cilic finally earning the first break point opportunities in the eighth game. "One in the right hand and one in the left hand!"

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