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Sam Querrey stunned the Centre Court faithful toppling defending champion Andy Murray to reach the Wimbledon semifinals.

Querrey crashed 27 aces winning 12 of the final 14 games and surprised himself with his Grand Slam semifinal breakthrough.

Watch: Querrey Overpowers Murray at Wimbledon

Contesting his 42nd career Grand Slam, Querrey made history for most major attempts by a man before reaching his first major final four. Asked if he believed he would ever reach a Grand Slam semifinal, a candid Querrey conceded he felt his time to make a major mark had probably passed.

"Yeah, probably," Querrey said when asked if he doubted he'd make a major semifinal. "I mean, last year definitely kind of gave me a new boost that I could do it. But there have been times in my career where I definitely thought, if I had to bet, am I going to make a semi, I probably would have gone no."

Defeating world No. 1 Wimbledon defending champions in successive years have infused Querrey with the confidence he can overcome long-time nemesis Marin Cilic and reach the Wimbledon final.

"Now that I made the quarters last year, and semis here, I'm feeling confident," Querrey said. "I think I can go even a little further."

Earning his third consecutive five-set win could drain Querrey against Cilic, who owns a 4-0 record against the towering Californian, including five-set marathon Wimbledon wins in 2009 and 20012.

"I lost to him 16-14 in the fifth years back (at Wimbledon)," Querrey said of Cilic. "I lost to him 6-4 in the fifth in 2009. I lost to him 6-4 in the third at Queen's. I've had some tough grass court losses to him.

"I'm sure my coach Craig (Boynton) will look at those results, tweak a thing or two. I haven't talked to him yet about it.

"I mean, yeah, part of it's mental, part of it's physical. I'm going to go out there and try to keep doing what I've been doing these last five matches, and hopefully that will be good enough to win."

Photo credit: Ashley Western/CameraSport