Federer tailored 12 months of practice specifically to Wimbledon

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AFP Wimbledon order of play Roger Federer is second on Centre Court today

- Wimbledon organizers use Rufus because he is well-adapted to working in the tight spaces around SW19.

Cilic has only won one of his previous seven meetings against Federer, but that stands out as one of the more remarkable performances of recent years.

Britain's Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid also lifted a trophy when they won the wheelchair men's doubles final.

He has to wait a while, but the 30-year-old collected his seventh Wimbledon crown and 17th major by beating an emotional Murray.

Muguruza, initially tried to get away with the tricky question by saying "Oh.come on", said "Roger" after the reporter insisted to pick one. It escalates quickly - the rather large guy ends up wearing one of Clijsters' skirts on the court trying to return her serve.

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It was 16 years ago when Federer famously defeated Sampras at Wimbledon to announce himself as a star in the making. The Swiss won the first set 6-3.

Federer's cause was helped by Cilic's struggles with a foot injury and at one stage the Croatian was in tears between points.

In the first set breaker, Federer found another gear, chipping back a couple of potent serves from the Czech before taking command from the baseline. His discomfort was reflected in his statistics.

"I still felt the pain". It wasn't that they wanted Cilic to win. He would also become the second man to win 8 titles at the same Grand Slam.

"It was very, very difficult to deal with it", he said. He hits his forehand with great power and can dictate from the baseline.

Federer moves to 6545 just ahead of Djokovic (6325) and countryman Wawrinka (6140). Being 35 years old, it makes him the oldest man, since Ken Rosewall in 1974, to get through to a Grand Slam final.

He was finally put out of his misery when the veteran sealed glory in style, firing down an ace to wrap up a 6-3 6-1 6-4 triumph after an hour and 41 minutes. That was enough to convince Martinez that Muguruza would win. He's nearly two metres tall. But I've just got to always remind myself that health comes first at this point.

The numbers suggest the scale is heavily tipped in Roger Federer's favour when he takes court against Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon final on Sunday.

Berdych, whose current world ranking at No 15 is his lowest for seven years, has enjoyed an excellent fortnight after a testing year but he had no answer to Federer's brilliance. It's disbelief that I can achieve such heights. "Roger is playing maybe (some) of his best tennis of his career at the moment". Now she knows how it feels to beat one for a championship at the All England Club.

"But I'm really proud of myself for everything I did these two weeks".

- His work should not be underestimated - the lush grass courts are heaven for pigeons, so Rufus' efforts ensure the surfaces remain in the best possible condition. I mean, even those two sets in the tiebreak, I was still the one facing couple more break points down. Federer joined Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors as a five-time winner of the title in the Open era.

At 35, the 18-time grand slam champion is through to his eleventh Wimbledon final, where he will meet Croatian Marin Cilic. Here's a look at Wimbledon's top pigeon catcher. If 2016 was anything to go by, we are in for a classic finale.

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