Sam Querrey has revealed he was more nervous before his match against Andy Murray than ahead of Friday’s Wimbledon semi-final defeat to Marin Cilic.

Querrey, 29, gave a fine account of himself in his first Grand Slam semi-final, taking the first set against the No.7 seed, only to lose 7-6 (8-6) 4-6 6-7 5-7 to the former US Open champion.

The American, seeded 28, beat British No.1 Andy Murray in five sets on Wednesday and he has targeted more Grand Slam success in the future.

«I was actually more nervous against Andy in the quarterfinals. Today I felt pretty good,» Querrey said afterwards.

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«The first set, we traded holds early. That really settles me. That settles anyone, when you can kind of get out there and win your first few service games. So I felt fine.

«It’s been a fun run. It’s given me some confidence. I feel like I’ve really had some ups over the last year, and hopefully, there are more of those to come as I get a little bit older. I seem to commit to that a little better here on the grass. I think if I just do that at the other slams, I think it will be a little bit better.

«Before I go titles of majors, some baby steps before that. I do feel I can. I feel if I play well, my level is at a high enough point where I can beat those top guys.

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«Last year, this year, to have those three moments where I really feel like I played well and beat a lot of good players, hopefully, there are more moments like that to come.

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«Marin is just really good,» he said of the Croatian, who reached a Wimbledon final at the 11th attempt, more than any other player in history.

«He’s tough on both sides. You know, I kind of felt like he pushed me around a little bit today. He didn’t seem to have many holes. I played him a handful of times before. Lost a bunch. But he did seem to play at a really high level today.

«I had that break in the fourth. When he broke me back, he just played a great game, it kind of deflated me a little bit. But he just does everything really well.»

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