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Richard Gasquet beats Stan Wawrinka 11-9 in fifth set to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Richard Gasquet returns the ball to Stan Wawrinka

Richard Gasquet returns the ball to Stan Wawrinka during their men's quarterfinals match on Day 9 of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London, on July 8, 2015. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Adrian Dennis

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.

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