LONDON - Richard Gasquet outlasted French Open champion Stan Wawrinka in a marathon fifth set Wednesday to complete the semifinal lineup at Wimbledon.
The 21st-seeded Frenchman overcame the fourth-seeded Swiss 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9, falling onto his back in relief after Wawrinka's backhand sailed long on the third match point, ending nearly 3 1/2 hours of play.
Gasquet, who failed to serve out the match at 5-3 in the fifth set, reached the semifinals at the All England Club for the first time since 2007.
He will next face defending champion Novak Djokovic, who swept Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the final four for the sixth straight year.
Friday's other semifinal will pit seven-time champion Roger Federer against 2013 champion Andy Murray.
Despite losing serve for the first time all tournament, Federer overwhelmed Gilles Simon 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals for the 10th time, and to the final four of a Grand Slam tournament for the 37th time.
Murray beat Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to reach his sixth Wimbledon semifinal.