Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic live stream: How to watch Wimbledon final online, preview, start time

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Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic live stream, How to watch Wimbledon final online
Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 14, 2017 Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning the semi final match against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych Reuters / Matthew Childs

Roger Federer will walk into Centre Court at SW19 Sunday with the opportunity to cement himself as the greatest champion in Wimbledon history. Federer, tied for seven Wimbledon titles with Pete Sampras, is on the brink of his eighth triumph at The Championships and a remarkable 19th overall Grand Slam crown.

Standing in Federer's way is World No. 6 Marin Cilic. Three years ago, Cilic beat Federer in the semi-finals of the 2014 US Open en route his first and only Grand Slam title. It remains Cilic's only victory over Federer in seven previous head-to-head encounters. Last year, Federer overcame the big-severing Croatian in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. Federer fell to Milos Raonic in the next year but 2017 Federer is playing at a different level.

This year, Federer has maintained a win-loss record of 30-2 en route victories at the Australian Open, Miami Masters, Indian Wells Masters and the Gerry Weber Open. After prevailing at Melbourne Park at the start of the year, Federer secured Grand Slam No. 17 and became the second oldest player to win a Major title in the Open Era. Australian Ken Rosewall, at the age of 37 years and two months, won the 1972 Australian Open and remains the oldest Grand Slam winner in the Open Era. 

Federer is already the second oldest winner at the All-England Tennis Club. In 2012, at then-age of 30 years and 11 months, the Swiss Master secured his seventh Wimbledon crown. American Arthur Ashe, at the age of 31 years and 11 months, became the oldest winner at SW19 (in the Open Era) when he beat Jimmy Connors to win the 1975 Wimbledon. Federer, who turns 36 next month, is primed to break Ashe's record. 

After becoming the second oldest Wimbledon finalist in the Open era, Federer admitted that he has outdone his own expectations since the start of 2017.  "I'm just totally surprised by Australia, Indian Wells, and Miami. I was hoping to be in good shape when the grass court season came around. The first three, four months were just like a dream really. So this is something I was working towards, you know, Wimbledon, to be in good shape. I'm happy it's paying off here now. But the first bit was unreal," said Federer, after beating Czech veteran Tomas Berdych 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 in Friday's semi-final.

Cilic, vying to become emulate Goran Ivanisevic (2001) a only the second Croatian player to win the Wimbledon title, is not overwhelmed by the big stage. Cilic is also trying to become the first player outside of the Big 4 to win at the All-England Tennis Club since 2002. "I would say that I'm now in a little bit of a better form, maybe just slightly mentally stronger, maybe learned a few more lessons, valuable lessons. But still it's a final. It's never easy to deal with it. You never know how your emotions are going to be when you enter that Centre Court."

And Federer, despite his 6-1 record against Cilic, considers the 28-year-old Croatian as a legitimate threat. "I thought he played very well (against Sam Querrey in the semi-final). The conditions were fast. He was clocking returns and serves at will. He was doing a great job. I think I had a minor chance at one point maybe in the third set. Just the way he was playing, he was confident and feeling it and seeing it. It was very impressive.” Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic live streaming, 2017 Wimbledon live streaming, Wimbledon final live streaming and tennis live streaming info follows.

Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic live stream: Watch Wimbledon final online
When: 
Only match on Centre Court, Sunday, July 16
Start time: 2 p.m. (Local Time, BST), 11 p.m. (AEST), 9 a.m. (ET)
On TV: Fox Sports (Australia), ESPN (USA)
Live Stream:  Tennis TV  (Global), Foxtel Play / Foxtel Go (Australia), WatchESPN  (USA)

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