Saturday's Round 3 match between Sam Querrey and Marin Cilic lasted five hours, 31 minutes Saturday at the 2012 Championship at Wimbledon. Cilic finally downed Querrey, 7-6 (14), 6-4, 6-7 (9), 6-7 (10), 17-15, in what was the second longest match in Wimbledon history. The match has featured just eight total breaks, as Cilic and Querrey, 6'5 and 6'6 respectively, dominated their serves.
Cilic played well off Querrey's serve early on, taking a two set lead. He broke the American twice in four chances. Querrey struggled in the second set, committing eight unforced errors to two. Querrey regained his form to take the third and fourth set tiebreakers. In the fourth set, it was Cilic's turn to shoot himself in the foot, committing eight unforced errors to three for his Querrey.
Both players recorded a break in the fifth set to force extra games. Neither player seemed capable of taking the other to break point, much less follow through. Cilic forced a break chance, up 40-15, with the set at 14-14. Querrey came through with big serves to force deuce and eventually win the game and extend the set.
Cilic finally was finally able to take advantage with the set tied 15-15, breaking Querrey on his serve to take a 16-15 advantage. Cilic won the next game on his serve to take the set after 127 minutes, and the match.
With Querrey out, just two American remain in the men's draw. Mardy Fish and Brian Baker both advanced to the Round of 16.
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