Big-hitting Cilic, Federer make Wimbledon final

Roger Federer leads oldest set of Wimbledon men's semi-finalists since 1970

Seventh seed Marin Čilić beat No. 24 seed Sam Querrey 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 in Friday's first semi-final. But he's not the best overall - Federer has a 12-10 record over Nadal on other surfaces. The win at Flushing Meadows was Cilic's only victory over the Swiss in their seven career meetings, though their quarter-final encounter here last year was very close. "I try to, with Jonas, with my team, lift that up, lift that spirit up".

Two of those clashes have been at Wimbledon - in 2009 and 2012. I got really lucky to win. But it's still a final.

"Emotions are very important on the court, especially in my own case where I am from a quiet nature", Cilic said.

"I'm wearing Novak's shoes because the other shoes just doesn't fit well", Berdych said.

Berdych was obviously sparing a thought for Novak Djokovic, who he beat in the last eight to reach the semis.

Federer is playing some of the best tennis of his career as he skipped past Berdych in the semi-final.

Unfortunately for Berdych, that didn't help him against Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semifinals. "However, no statistic can convey the brilliance with which Federer is rewriting the history books just a month short of his 36th birthday". Now, as he did on a break point in the third set against Berdych, he hits line drives, giving opponents little time to react.

The men's final match begins at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday. Cilic will be playing his first Wimbledon final.

The Croatian served 25 aces as he grabbed victory in four sets, but the American took the opener through a tiebreak.

Roger Federer says he is "unbelievably excited" to be back in the Wimbledon final for an incredible 11th time. "It's a big deal". It's basically Federer versus Rafael Nadal for the top ranking at this point.

The Croatian went down a break in the fourth set but climbed back to 4-4 with a break-back.

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who is a familiar face at the Wimbledon, was spotted cheering for tennis legend Roger Federer on Friday.

He has won every set he's played this fortnight, the only semifinalist who can make that claim.

"Of course I'm surprised", Federer said, "to see them going out".

Roger Federer has won the second set 7-6 (4) against Tomas Berdych in the second men's semifinal match at Wimbledon. In the Open Era (since 1968), 14 men have won the Wimbledon title on their debut appearance in the final. "I'm happy it's paying off here now". Fifteen Grand Slam titles - three fewer than Federer - is a wondrous achievement and his matches are eminently watchable for the skill and fight he always displays.

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