Wimbledon: Roger Federer faces Marin Cilic in final

Henrietta Strickland
July 15, 2017

Here's how to follow all the action live online as Croatia's Marin Čilić takes on American Sam Querrey. So I know it's going to be a huge challenge.

Querrey, who is from Southern California, was more enthused when asked Los Angeles' top draft pick, Lonzo Ball.

"Super excited about Lonzo", Querrey said. "He looks good in the summer league".

"I always say I'm happy I feel that way because it means I care. And that's at this point nearly more important than playing itself", Federer said. They just wanted to see Roger Federer and have him bestow his gaze upon them. He said his usual shoes hurt his feet, so he made the switch.

Just when he turned 21, his coach and close friend from his formative years Peter Carter was killed in a auto crash in South Africa.

Venus Williams is facing off with Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the Wimbledon Final on Saturday.

After winning the Australian Open in January, Federer's decision to skip the entire clay-court season did him the world of good before coming to Wimbledon.

Cilic improved to 5-0 in his play against Querrey, including 3-0 at Wimbledon. Ken Rosewall was 39 when he was the runner-up in 1974. Silic has one, the 2014 U.S. Open.

■ THERE has been quite a lot of chat at this tournament about bringing in a fifth-set tie-break to settle matters.

Claire Liu and Ann Li won their semifinals at the All England Club on Friday. Whitney Osuigwe beat Liu at the French Open last month.

There are four junior tournaments at Wimbledon for players between 14 and 18. Competitors don't receive prize money but do earn junior ranking points.

The second men's semifinal match at Wimbledon has started.

Seven-time champion Roger Federer is playing 2010 finalist Tomas Berdych on Centre Court.

Cilic finally managed the first break of serve in the second set, and then went up another break in the third.

Cilic and Querrey, both 6-foot-6, rode the strength of their powerful serves. In fact, he could have won the match in straight sets but the reality is he could be out for a long time. With the score 6-6, stewards entered the stands to attend to a woman who needed assistance.

Federer will reach for history once again in Sunday's final.

Federer still has not dropped a set but was tested by Berdych and the match might have panned out very differently had just a few points gone the Czech's way.

This was Cilic's 11th attempt to reach the Wimbledon final and no man has taken longer.

He said they are taller and stronger; that they hit harder and can hurt him, although the same was said about his last victim 26-year-old Milos Raonic, whose analysis of Federer is that the 18-time Grand Slam victor is good at kicking you when you're down. Federer is so heavily favored over the No. 7 seeded Cilic because he has beat the young Croatian in six of their last seven meetings. The 24th-seeded American eliminated defending champion Andy Murray in the quarterfinals.

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