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Federer looks to smash mark, Cilic not giving him a break

Federer looks to smash mark, Cilic not giving him a break”

One must bear in mind that Muller didn't make things easy but credit to Cilic for taking the ball early and closer to the baseline - in comparison with Nadal - to give Muller lesser reaction time.

"I developed my game so that I could play well on any surface". And what matters to him on Sunday is winning his eighth Wimbledon singles title.

Add in the fact he has been almost unstoppable this season, winning four of the six events he had entered - including an 18th grand slam title at the Australian Open in January - many pundits and rivals believe Federer is playing some of his best tennis this year.

But let's get back to Federer for a minute. Clearly he's in form and hasn't dropped a set since that Stuttgart loss.

Obviously, it was a great result for Sam beating Andy Murray to reach his first semifinal at a Slam. She can be very proud.

That knowledge is key for this match, according to Bjorkman.

"For the time being, it seems like absolutely no problem, which is wonderful".

Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza are on court for their warmups before the women's final at Wimbledon.

And I think that kind of applies to the men's final.

We look back at the career of 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, who ended a wait of more than four years to claim the Australian Open.

Liu beat Ann Li 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 in the final on No. 1 Court. Now, he's got a shot for some revenge, finer revenge because it would mean a second Slam.

Once a nervous performer on the big stage, Cilic has shown gathering signs of becoming more comfortable when his credentials are examined.

"I don't want to say it's more relaxed going into it because I have a good head-to-head record against Marin", said Federer. "All my dreams came true here as a player", Federer said.

Going inside the matchup.

"He knows what it takes", Bjorkman said.

"I have to play offensive", Federer said. It is the prospect of glory that drives him, as well as his love of the sport, and, since returning from a six-month break, that love affair has blossomed. To beat Federer on grass, Cilic will have to be that good.

Novak Djokovic played three of his five matches on the showpiece arena and two on Court One. I've felt that my level of tennis in the last several weeks is really on a high level, and that has given me a lot of consistency with my mindset.

"But I still know that it's a big mountain to climb".

"I was playing some of my best tennis at 35". So I know it's going to be a huge challenge. I think that's nice in some ways.

If he does so in his 102nd match at Wimbledon - and he can - he will be as happy as the bright-faced young man way back then.

Virtually any results wouldn't shock me here.

Federer also has seven Wimbledons - a mark he shares with Sampras - five US Opens and a single French Open.

"I believe I could have won another 10 more slams". He has the subconscious gift that the poet William Blake described as holding "eternity in an hour".

ESPN will have live coverage of the men's final at 9am ET.



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