Tennis Tip: Roger Federer v Marin Cilic

Tennis Tip: Roger Federer v Marin Cilic

So here goes Roger Federer again in what is his 11th Wimbledon Final. Once again, just as he did at the Australian Open earlier this year, he has rolled back the years and produced his best at a Grand Slam. Meeting him in Sunday’s final will be Croatia’s Marin Cilic and not too surprisingly, it is Federer who leads the head to head between the two of them. If his status of tennis legend wasn’t already secured, he is doing everything in his power to make it happen.

Will the Fed Express be able to create a little more history at Wimbledon when he steps out on Centre Court on Sunday when he becomes the second-oldest male to have reached a Grand Slam final? The two players have met before just the once at Wimbledon in the grass Grand Slam and it was Federer who triumphed in that meeting last year. It was a big battle through with Federer taking it in five sets. Will he be pushed to the limits again? Federer goes as 2/9 odds on favourite to win on Sunday with Betfred.

Roger Federer Form

What is remarkable about Federer is that he just hasn’t tried to stick around and do the same things as before. He has changed his game and he has developed a powerful new forehand that opponents have never had to deal with before and that is just another tool in what should be an ageing and tiring arsenal. But he continues to look fresh, he moves effortlessly and the class and composure that he portrays on the court is immense. He was pushed in his swim final battle with Tomas Berdych, needing a tie break to win the opening two sets, but Federer still hasn’t let a set slip throughout the duration of the tournament.

Marin Cilic Form

The Captain is in his second Grand Slam Final. His only triumph before against Roger Federer was back in the 2015 US Open on his way to winning the title. That is part of a 6-1 head to head losing record that he is on against Federer. Cilic had to battle through a four set affair against Sam Querrey in the semi finals, but that was a tighter battle than suggested and it could easily have gone to five sets. But Cilic’s big first serve just about held up to allow him to prevail. Afternoon having dropped a set in the first four rounds, Cilic had a five set battle against Gilles Muller in the quarter finals, before the four sets against Querrey on Friday.

Top Betting Tips

Because the big-serving Berdych really threaten to take a set off Federer in the final, therefore four sets at a price of 7/4 in Set Betting at William Hill looks a good option. Clearly, there is expected to be only the one winner in the Wimbledon Final and following that, there is an 11/4 price available at Netbet on Federer winning 3-1 in set betting. Federer may face a challenge from the Croat at some point, but he will likely land that record eighth Wimbledon title.