Controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios was caught simulating a sex act moments before his semi-final loss to Marin Cilic on Sunday morning (AEST). I was keeping myself really focused, really composed, patient. Cilic produced the knockout blow in the final set with a brilliant victor on the run to break in the eighth game, earning a thumbs up from Djokovic that effectively signalled his surrender.
But crucially, Cilic saved a match point at 4-5 in the second set, with a thunderous service victor setting the stage for a thrilling tie-break. I was just thinking how I can return his serve and how I can get into play and position myself well in the next point.
"I watched here and there some of his matches", Cilic said.
"I wouldn't say I'm a contender for a trophy or anything like that", said the 31-year-old. It was not all gloom, of course, and he bridled when asked if winning a grand slam after a two-year drought would count among his best achievements: "It's what I'm playing for".
England advances at World Cup after rout of Panama
The second from the spot saw him become the first player in 44 years to score two goals in each of his first two World Cup games. Kane netted a hat-trick, as the Three Lions hammered Panama 6-1 on Sunday afternoon, to book their place in the final 16.
With momentum back on his side, Cilic looked comfortable in the west London sunshine as he grabbed the only break in the final set to claim his first title of the year.
The Serb saved all three with big serves but a double fault put him back under pressure.
While Kyrgios will be frustrated, his level during the week augurs well for his Wimbledon prospects.
Videos picked up by fans show Kyrgios playing the circle game with his camp, clearly more interested in having a laugh than trying to break down Cilic's serve. 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.
Firing some superb returns, he converted his third set point when Cilic netted a backhand. "As expected a couple of points made the difference in the tiebreaks". There's a lot of grass court players.