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Five facts on Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic — Tennis

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He has achieved this feat in 2006 where he won the title defeating Rafael Nadal and in 2008 where he lost the final to Nadal.

In Sunday's final Federer will face Marin Cilic, who beat American Sam Querrey 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-5. Federer has already added to his lengthy list of achievements by reaching a record 29th Grand Slam final, becoming the second-oldest man to do so after the 39-year-old Ken Rosewall reached the 1974 Wimbledon final. Federer can't either based on his age. On the other hand, 7th seed Cilic is seeking his 2nd Grand Slam triumph and his maiden win at Wimbledon. After winning the first two sets 7-6 (4) 7-6 (4), the third set saw World No. 11 find an excellent opportunity to break Federer's serve. "I've played good matches here since my win in 2012". "I was in a tennis camp, tennis summer camp, close to my hometown". But it's still a final. "I know most of the stuff". You know, he was controlling the game pretty well. "I guess the break is something that I will have to consider right now".

It proved another key turning point as a forehand volley brought up break point for Federer in the next game, which was duly taken thanks to a Berdych error.

For Federer, meanwhile, the stakes are even higher. "Here I am to support Roger."@sachin_rt is back at #Wimbledon. Among those who seem to believe that age is having no affect on the greatest player of all time is Berdych. In that same period at Flushing Meadow, he won the crown five times while suffering losses to only Juan Martin Del Potro, Djokovic, Berdych, Tommy Robredo and Marin Cilic.

Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their semi final match for the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 14 July 2017. "It's a big deal". He has been a steady quarterfinalist over the years, but this year he managed to get over the hump.

Victory would continue a remarkable year for Federer. While in his prime, he set a record streak of reaching 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals and 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals.

"Of course I'm surprised", Federer said, "to see them going out". Other defeats since he became a superstar have come against three-time champ Gustavo Kuerten, Robin Soderling (in 2010 when the Swede was the defending champ), Djokovic, Tsonga, Ernests Gulbis and fellow countryman Stanislas Wawrinka.

"The first three or four months were just like a dream really. I'm happy it's paying off here now".

Federer will the favourite heading into Sunday's showpiece, but Cilic has experienced an excellent grass-court season.

"I kind of felt like he pushed me around a little bit today", he said.

Five facts on Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic — Tennis