Cilic reaches Wimbledon final for 1st time

Roger Federer is hot favourite to win a record eighth Wimbledon title

Roger Federer is hot favourite to win a record eighth Wimbledon title

The final score of 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1 indicates just how Murray faded down the stretch, but it shouldn't diminish the achievement of Querrey making his deepest run ever at a major and bringing American tennis back into the spotlight.

This is his 70th Grand Slam and he has reached the final in 28 of those, though he did not dare dream of such statistics in 2003, when the 21-year-old Swiss burst into tears on TV as Sue Barker asked him about his first Wimbledon win.

Federer has won 18 Grand Slam titles and will be playing for No. 19 in his 29th major final.

Roger Federer has won the second set 7-6 (4) against Tomas Berdych in the second men's semifinal match at Wimbledon. After losing in the Wimbledon semifinals past year, he took the rest of 2016 off to let his surgically repaired left knee heal.

When asked about Berdych and the other semi-finalists, Sam Querrey and Marin Cilic, Federer used the word "big" a total of seven times.

A female spectator needed assistance in the stands during the tiebreaker.

It is Federer's third time reaching the Wimbledon final without dropping a set. In 2006, he went on to win the title in four sets against Rafael Nadal, while in 2008, he lost to Nadal over five sets in what many consider the greatest match of all-time.

If Williams, 37, takes home the championship, she'll become the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era - surpassing her sister Serena Williams for the honor.

Marin Cilic is serving to Sam Querrey in the opening game on Centre Court. The 6ft 5in baseliner is the 11th seed and the only barrier between Federer and Sunday's final. "I would say I played throughout the match really a high level".

In search of an eighth Wimbledon title, Roger Federer will play for a place in his 11th final at the All England Club.

Cilic came within a whisker of beating Federer in the quarter-finals a year ago, but spurned three match points before losing in five sets to the Swiss.

Add in the fact he has been nearly 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.

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