WIMBLEDON, England – Marin Cilic of Croatia outlasted Sam Querrey of the United States 17-15 in the fifth set after 5½ hours of play Saturday to reach Wimbledon's fourth round for the first time since 2008.
It's the second-longest singles match in tournament history, by time. The record is the 11 hours, 5 minutes for John Isner's 70-68 fifth-set victory over Nicolas Mahut in 2010.
The 16th-seeded Cilic won 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-7 (3), 17-15. He got the pivotal break at 15-15 in the fifth when the 64th-ranked Querrey double-faulted, then put a forehand into the net.
Cilic then served it out, getting the last two points when Querrey sailed a forehand out at the end of a 30-stroke exchange, then put a backhand return long.