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Wimbledon | Federer first man to reach 11 finals at same Slam

Wimbledon | Federer first man to reach 11 finals at same Slam

"It's been a fun run", the 29-year-old who hails from California said in typically understated fashion.

Roger Federer and Marin Cilic will go head to head for the men's singles title at Wimbledon on Sunday after each won their respective semi-finals.

In a nod to the All England Club's strict rules about clothing for competitors, Clijsters went over to the sideline and grabbed a white skirt for the man to put over his blue shorts.

Turning 36 next month, Federer is striving to become the first man in history to win eight Wimbledon singles titles. Novak did so in 2011.

Federer is reaping the rewards of pruning his schedule with Wimbledon just his seventh event of 2017.

Even if he doesn't win his eighth Wimbledon title on Monday morning (NZ time) against Marin Cilic, Roger Federer can be crowned as the greatest men's tennis player of all-time. Roger has so far won Australian Open, Indian Wells Masters, Miami Masters and Halle.

Federer's record at the other two Slams - the Australian and US Opens - follows a similar pattern.

As the Croatian wound up and hit a perfectly executed forehand winner down the line to take the match, Querrey's head dropped, and our hearts melted.

Federer won 84 per cent on his first serve as his metronomic accuracy dazzled the Czech Republic star.

- Cilic credits his older brother Vinko for learning how to play tennis. So I'm in for a tough one.

With his clutch play in the tiebreakers against Berdych, Federer improved to 8-0 career in breakers in Wimbledon semifinals. I'm confident, too. Then great things do happen. His serve is magnificent, whilst not the biggest, it is almost unparalleled for accuracy.

"There were doubts that I'd come back and play on Centre Court, but I've done it many times and would like to thank Wimbledon for putting me on Centre Court every match this year".

The Swiss player moved one win from an emphatic eighth title after recording a 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 win.

Querrey kept the pace in the final set, but eventually lost his serve in the final game, allowing Cilic to claim the set, 7-5. "Sam played at a high level especially in the first set". In the second semifinal, Federer dismissed Thomas Berdych's challenge in straight sets at 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.

The men's doubles final, also Saturday, is Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Marcelo Melo of Brazil against Oliver Marach of Austria and Mate Pavic of Croatia. The other was Goran Ivanisevic, who served as his compatriot's coach until last year.