Novak Djokovic: 'I'm not one of the favorites in Wimbledon'

Nick Kyrgios believes Britain's Kyle Edmund can be a Wimbledon threat

The 12-time Grand Slam champion set up a meeting with Marin Cilic by defeating Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (5), 6-4 at Queen's Club on Saturday in London.

The elegant surroundings of Queen's Club in west London have served as an ideal grass-court warm-up for numerous great Wimbledon champions over the years and this week a former World Number One has been reminding everyone of the old dictum 'form is temporary but class is permanent'.

He became the 10th player in the Open era to win 800 matches, and only the third active player to do so after Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

The double Wimbledon champion had reached the final without dropping a set but was made to work by the Slovakian, who won the Birmingham title in 2009.

"I've played some good tennis, have played some tough opponents".

The BBC has been forced to make an awkward apology for a broadcast featuring old mate Nick Kyrgios, after catching him in what we'll go ahead and call a fairly compromising position at the Queen's Club Championships in London.

Following important wins over John Millman and Grigor Dimitrov before that, the former world No 1 - now down at No 22 in the rankings - is just two matches away from a morale-boosting maiden Queen's win to head into Wimbledon next month. I said 50! So it's 19 years (left in his career).

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Djokovic's last final - and title - also came on a British grass court when he defeated Gael Monfils in Eastbourne last July.

"I will play as long as I feel like playing and as long as I have support from up there and from down here. So in a way it doesn't surprise me because I know what I'm capable of", Djokovic said, adding that he has the memory of his past success "in my sort of folder". "Tennis rivalry has nothing to do with this match tonight, but I'm sure that we are all going to be very excited to see every minute of it".

"But I'm really happy that I'm able to play this way coming up to Wimbledon". Djokovic said when asked how he would cope with the power of Cilic's serve.

"The last couple of weeks, I feel pretty untouchable on serve".

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.

His serve-volley strategy provided dividends in the second set, although he needed another ace to save set point at 5-4, and after a typical outburst at his own team the Australian won it with yet another ace to set up a semifinal with Marin Cilic.

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