Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic, Wimbledon 2017 men's final live: What time does it start and where can I watch it?
Roger Federer enters the final as Wimbledon the clear favourite, having not dropped a set in entire the tournament.
Should he triumph, Federer, who turns 36 next month, will become the oldest winner of the Challenge Cup since tennis turned professional in 1968.
Marin Cilic is the man tasked with stopping Federer from winning a record eighth Wimbledon men’s singles crown when the pair meet in Sunday’s title showdown on Centre Court. But the history books are stacked against him.
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In seven meetings against the tall Croatian, Federer has lost just once, a 2014 U.S. Open semi-final defeat as Cilic went on to claim his maiden grand slam title.
In last year’s quarter-finals at the All England Club, Federer saved three match points before edging out Cilic in five sets and the closeness of that match is comforting for the Croat.
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What time is it?
The men’s singles final will start at 2pm on Centre Court.
Where will I be able to watch it?
BBC One will screen live coverage of the final.
Alternatively, check back from around 1pm onwards for game by game analysis and reaction.
Federer is chasing a record title (Getty)
What’s the head to head record like?
It doesn’t look good for Cilic fans. The pair have played each other seven times before, with Federer winning six of those clashes.
Federer won their only match on grass – a gruelling five-setter in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last year – but Cilic did famously knock Federer out in the semi-finals of the 2014 US Open, which he went on to win.
What are their Wimbledon records like?
Roger Federer: 90-11
Marin Cilic: 27-9
Cilic is the underdog (Getty)
What have they been saying?
Roger Federer: “Thank God I’ve played also guys who were not called Rafa, Andy or Novak (in finals) in the past.
“From that standpoint I don’t want to say it’s more relaxed going into it because I have a good head-to-head record against Marin, even though the matches were extremely close.
“But it’s not like we’ve played against each other 30 times. You feel like you have to reinvent the wheel. It’s more straightforward, in my opinion. I think that’s nice in some ways. It’s a nice change, but it doesn’t make things easier.”
Marin Cilic: “I was one point away from winning a match over here against him. Definitely, I believe in my own abilities to get through and to win it
“But I still know that it’s a big mountain to climb. Roger is playing maybe some of the best tennis of his career at the moment, having a great season. So I know it’s going to be a huge challenge. But I believe I’m ready.”