The 50th Wimbledon men’s final in the Open Era will be contested on this 16th day of July. Roger Federer seeks a record 8th Wimbledon title and a 19th Grand Slam title.
Across the net will be 6-foot-6 Marin Cilic. The Croat is into his first Wimbledon final and bids for a second Grand Slam title.
Head-to-head: Federer leads 6-1
An 8th career meeting for the pair, their 4th at a Grand Slam, their 2nd on grass and their first in a final.
Federer won the pair’s most recent meeting in the quarterfinals here last year, coming from 0-2 down for the 10th time in his career to win in 5 sets.
If Cilic wins today’s final in straight sets, he will become just the 5th player to defeat Federer in straight sets at a Grand Slam on 2 or more occasions. Only Novak Djokovic (3 times), Arnaud Clement, Alex Corretja and Rafael Nadal (all twice) have recorded multiple straight-sets wins against Federer at the majors.
FEDERER is bidding to become the first man in history to win 8 Wimbledon titles. He would become just the 2nd man in history to win 8 titles at the same Grand Slam event. Rafael Nadal became the first man to achieve the feat by winning the 8th of his 10 Roland Garros titles in 2013.
Federer is also bidding to win his 19th Grand Slam title and join Helen Wills Moody in joint-4th place on the all-time list for most Grand Slam singles titles – men and women. He is also aiming to extend his lead over Nadal (15 Grand Slam titles) on the all-time list for most men’s singles major titles.
At 35 years 342 days, Federer is looking to become the oldest man in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon title. By winning the Australian Open this year aged 35 years 174 days (d. Nadal), he became the oldest man to win a Grand Slam title since Ken Rosewall won the 1972 Australian Open aged 37 years 62 days.
Federer is bidding to win a 2nd Grand Slam title after turning 35. Rosewall is the only other man to have won major titles after his 35th birthday in the Open Era. By reaching the final here, Federer became the 2nd man in the Open Era, after Rosewall, to have reached multiple Grand Slam finals after turning 35.
CILIC is bidding to become the 2nd Croatian player – man or woman – to win the Wimbledon title after Goran Ivanisevic in 2001.
Cilic is bidding to become the first Croatian player – man or woman – to win multiple Grand Slam titles. Ivanisevic and Iva Majoli are the only other Croatian players to have won a Grand Slam title in the Open Era.
If Cilic wins the title here on his 11th Wimbledon appearance, he will move into 2nd place on the list for the most attempts before winning the Wimbledon title.
If Cilic wins his 2nd Grand Slam title on his 10th Grand Slam appearance since winning his first major title at the 2014 US Open, he will go into 4th place on the list for the most attempts before winning a 2nd Grand Slam title in the Open Era.
SUNDAY WIMBLEDON SCHEDULE
CENTRE COURT – 2:00PM
Marin Cilic (CRO)  v Roger Federer (SUI) 
Jamie Murray (GBR)  / Martina Hingis (SUI)  v Henri Kontinen (FIN) / Heather Watson (GBR)
WEATHER.COM SUNDAY FORECAST
Generally cloudy. High 76F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
BET AT HOME ODDS
Roger Federer 1.20 vs Marin Cilic 4.09
US TV SCHEDULE
ESPN will have live coverage of the match starting at 9:00am ET.
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