Wimbledon Men’s Final Preview and Odds – Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic

July 16, 2017 14:00pm

Wimbledon – Centre Court

Roger Federer will be aiming for a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday afternoon when he takes on 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic on the Centre Court.

The Swiss player has yet to drop a set on his way to his 11th final (four more than any other player) and put in a clinical performance when beating Tomas Berdych 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 in Friday’s semi-final. At the age of 35, he could also become the oldest player to win the event in the Open era.

The World No. 5 last made it to the final here in 2014 but was beaten by Novak Djokovic, a fate that also befell him in 2013. His last title came back in 2012 when he took four sets to see off Britain’s Andy Murray.

Meanwhile, Marin Cilic will look to add a second Grand Slam title to the US Open he won back in 2014. He came from a set down to beat Andy Murray’s conqueror Sam Querrey in Friday’s semi-final and has dropped a total of three sets to make it here.

The sixth-ranked player’s only previous victory against Federer came in the semi-finals of the 2014 US Open, a tournament he went on to win. Their only meeting since then came at the quarter-final stage of this event a year ago when Federer prevailed in five sets. Cilic actually had three match points in that clash but was unable to get the job done.


It is hard to imagine any other outcome than a Federer win. He is playing some of his best tennis in years and has been comfortable dealing with whatever has been thrown at him throughout this tournament. However, Cilic is capable of keeping it tight, just as Berdych did on Friday, and can be expected to take at least one set.

Back Federer to win in four sets at 5/2 with Betfair.

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