Relentless Cilic edges Kyrgios to set up Djokovic final

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

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

Kyrgios lost the match 7-6 7-6 to world No.6 Marin Cilic, who will now be proceeding to the finals.

Nick Kyrgios produced another devastating service display as he dispatched defending champion Feliciano Lopez in straight sets to reach the semi-finals at the Queen's Club Championships. "Nick is serving so good so it was tough to get any break points".

After such a turbulent period since he was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon with an elbow injury past year, Djokovic may be rounding into form just in time for his return to the All England Club.

"It was a pretty successful couple of weeks, obviously given being out for two and a half months before that. He just has a big game overall".

While he has not won a title for a year, a strong run in Rome, followed by a quarter-final showing at the French Open and now an impressive transition to grass, augurs well for his chances at next month's Wimbledon.

The BBC, who were televising the semifinal match between Kyrgios and Marin Cilic, apologised for that was seen.

"I can't really remember a specific time where I've served at this level back to back", Kyrgios admitted afterwards.

But if that incident offended British tennis fans they would have been choking on their tea when the 23-year-old pretended to masturbate in between his warm-up and the first game of his 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-4) loss to the top seed.

With Wimbledon starting in just over a week, the unpredictable Kyrgios is beginning to get in the groove on grass.

"I played a lot of three-setters and a lot of tennis. That's a positive. My body feels pretty good", he said.

In-form Chardy had won 12 of his previous 13 matches but the Frenchman was still left without a win - or even a set - against Djokovic after their 11th career meeting.

Cilic will take on Novak Djokovic in Monday's (AEST) final.

He has a 14-1 winning record over Cilic but might be second-favourite on Sunday with the Croatian in superb form. "It's been a while since I've played for a title so it's a special moment considering what I have been through", Djokovic said.

One thing is for sure, he certainly has the talent, but will he ever have the right mentality?

Despite being blessed with huge talent and impressive abilities on the tennis court, the Australian sensation has some way or another managed to turn focus away from the sport and held the limelight, mostly for the wrong reasons.

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