This time Lopez got it done as Cilic's errant forehand in the third-set tiebreak ended the two-hour, 32-minute match.
The top seed lost his first match of the grass-court season last week in Stuttgart to Tommy Haas, but was in imperious form all week at Halle, culminating in the 6-1, 6-3 final victory over the home favourite Zverev. "I was waiting so long so I'm so happy today".
Three years after failing to convert a match point in the Queen's Club title match against the Bulgarian, the 35-year-old left-hander avenged that loss with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 victory.
"Considering the results of the best players in the world, it is true that it is probably the most open Wimbledon in the last 10 years, I will say", Lopez said, referencing the struggles of Wimbledon champion and world number one Andy Murray and three-times victor Novak Djokovic. Cilic has been broken just once this tournament and has provided just two break chances overall.
"There is no better preparation going into Wimbledon", Lopez said.
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Having won the 's-Hertogenbosch title last week, Muller came into the semi-finals holding a 7-0 record on grass this year.
Lopez posted solid upsets along the way by defeating seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych and sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov before fighting off another high seed in Cilic in the final. I don't think Jordan played his best because of the wind, but I'm hoping to get better and better every day. "I played really well throughout and Gilles was pushing me to the limits", Cilic said. Lopez has also beens harp with his serve and is coming off a match in which he lost just six first serve points.
"This week I was feeling really good on my serve, and especially on the shots afterwards I was playing really well".
Querrey, who caused the big shock at Wimbledon a year ago when he knocked out defending champion Novak Djokovic, failed to take any of the six break points that came his way in the first set against Thompson but edged the opener in a tiebreak.
Trailing by a set to the big-serving Cilic, Lopez held his nerve in a gripping finale to overwhelm the world number seven and secure his first ATP title since Gstaad in July 2016.
"But generally I enjoy playing on grass".
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