And so he reaches 800 wins, and will be the favourite to make it 801 in the semi-finals, where he will play another Frenchman, Jeremy Chardy, ranked 61, who beat Frances Tiafoe, 6-4 6-4, in under and hour and a half.
Djokovic, playing in his first final on the tour in nearly a year, had a huge chance to finish the match when he had a match point at 5-4 but he could not convert.
Djokovic is competing at the ATP World Tour 500 series event for the first time since 2010 having reached the final back in 2008 when he lost to Rafael Nadal.
"It was a tough match but I have waited six years to get my hands on this trophy". I said 50! So it's 19 years (left in his career). "I definitely feel relieved that I won it and what a great week".
"I think Roger's motivational level is just slightly better and higher on Grand Slams, " said Cilic, "and you can see that throughout so many years that he's been showing the best tennis at Grand Slam levels".
The 12-time Grand Slam champion's last final - and title - also came on a British grass court, when he defeated Gael Monfils in Eastbourne last July.
And then, with Cilic serving to send it to a tiebreak, Djokovic raised his returning game and broke, with the Croatian dumping a forehand into the net.
A high-level semi-final full of thundering serves boiled down to two tiebreaks in which the ice-cool Cilic proved the more composed player to set up a Sunday showdown with former world number one Novak Djokovic. "I'm just grateful I'm able to do something that I really love and can be successful in".
His zest for the game certainly seems to have been revitalized and he has been showcasing some seriously impressive form on the immaculate grass courts of Queen's club by strolling to victory in his first two matches, most notably with an emphatic straight-sets destruction of World Number 5 Grigor Dimitrov. Obviously didn't get off to the start I wanted to.
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.
However, Djokovic repelled five break points, showing the sort of defensive prowess he used to offer up in his pomp.
Corden said it was the "most attractive story" he had ever heard, before singing a teary rendition of the song. We never thought we'd get emotional watching an episode of " Carpool Karaoke ", but here we are.
Ronaldo has struck 23 times in his past 18 matches for his country, with 15 of those goals coming in World Cup qualification. Ronaldo's fourth goal of the tournament and record 85th for Portugal separated the two sides in the end.
After their last-gasp 2-1 victory against Tunisia on Monday, Gareth Southgate's side were looking to make it two wins from two. Only one English player - Lineker with 10 - now has more World Cup goals than Kane, who has swiftly moved to five goals.
Senegal's 2-1 victory over Poland came in the day's second Group H game, following Japan's historic 2-1 win over Colombia . Today we finally accompany our team COLOMBIA!" "We lost a match, but now we have to win the next and keep dreaming".
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England trained behind closed doors on Friday ahead of departing to Nizhny Novgorod on Saturday for the Panama fixture. England's Fabian Delph is ready to miss a World Cup match to be at the birth of his third child.
Speaker of the House of Representative Paul Ryan said it would vote today (June 21) on legislation to "keep families together ". The order does not end the "zero-tolerance" policy that criminally prosecutes all adults caught crossing the border illegally.
Trump has made immigration a signature issue of his administration, and he blames Democrats for the situation at the border. Nielsen is on her way to the White House to discuss the order with the president and his team.
In return, critics say, North Korea committed only to the vaguely worded "complete denuclearization " of the Korean Peninsula. The North Korean delegation led by Pak Thae-song, a close aide to Kim, met with top officials of Shaanxi Province.
Additionally, it plans to cut general and administrative costs, and has hired a consultant to help in this area. Johnson confirmed Tuesday that China may one day be a larger market for Starbucks than the U.S.
Crypto exchange loses $31m from hack
A single Bitcoin is now valued at roughly $6,700, having rebounded slightly since the Coinrail Bitcoin heist lows. It's estimated that 40 billion won, or $37.28 million, worth of cryptocurrencies was stolen.
Iran boss Queiroz quiet on Spain's coaching debacle
Tehran gave a small exception to the stadium ban in 2015, allowing some women to watch a volleyball game, according to Fox News. The Asians now sit on top spot in their group, with the two Iberian sides having played out a 3-3 draw.
Spain beat Iran 1-0 with Costa's third goal of World Cup
Diego Costa's third goal in two matches at the World Cup has lifted Spain to a 1-0 win over a stubborn Iran side Wednesday. The Carlos Queiroz's men will be hoping to beat the La Rojo so as to top the group after beating Morocco 1-0 on Friday.
Fox set to decide on Comcast’s $65-billion cash bid
That's why Disney raised their previous bid to a bid of $71.3 billion, 10% above the one Comcast submitted previously. Both Disney and Comcast are looking to use the Fox assets to bolster their content and expand overseas.