MARIN CILIC v ROGER FEDERER BETTING PREVIEWMarin Cilic is enjoying a career-best campaign at the All England Club, where he has never before passed the quarter finals. The Croatian took out American Sam Querrey in the semifinal in a tight battle–6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 7-5, landing 25 aces and 70 winners in a clinical display of power hitting. Not only Cilic needed four hotly-contested sets before pulling away with the win over Querrey, hewas also taken to the limit by Gilles Muller in their five-set, quarterfinal marathon of a match. Prior to that, he saw off Kohlschreiber, Mayer, Steve Johnson and Roberto Bautista-Agut in the first four rounds.
Cilic has been rock-solid on his serve ever since the start of the grass-court season. His game is based around power from the back of the court, and it is unlikely he will amend much ahead of the final. Should he win his first Wimbledon title he will jump up to No.5 in the Emirates ATP rankings on Monday.
Marin Cilic's Route to the final
- R1: 6-4 6-2 6-3 Kohlschreiber
- R2: 7-6 6-4 7-5 Mayer
- R3: 6-4 7-6 6-4 Johnson
- R4: 6-2 6-2 6-2 Bautista-Agut
- QF: 3-6 7-6 7-5 5-7 6-1 Muller
- SF: 6-7 6-4 7-6 7-5 Querrey
Roger Federer, who is chasing his eighth Wimbledon title, moved one step closer to becoming the most decorated champion in Wimbledon history on Friday, beating Tomas Berdych in straight sets on Friday's semifinal. The Swiss maestro is yet to conced a set so far at Wimbledon, and has won five out of five tiebreakers. On his way to the final, Federer has beaten Dolgopolov, Lajovic, Zverev, Dimitrov and Raonic.
Federer's groundstrokes have improved in the past six months, and his overall game is as fine-tuned as ever. The Swiss leads the head-to-head against Cilic 6-1. The duo played at Wimbledon last year and the Swiss won in 5 sets, coming back from two sets and match point down to win 6-7 4-6 6-3 7-6 6-3. Cilic’s lone win came in the US Open semifinal when the 28-year-old Croat took his lone title at a major.
Roger Federer's Route to the final
- R1: 6-3 3-0 RET Dolgopolov
- R2: 7-6 6-3 6-2 Lajovic
- R3: 7-6 6-4 6-4 Zverev
- R4: 6-4 6-2 6-4 Dimitrov
- QF: 6-4 6-2 7-6 Raonic
- SF: 7-6 7-6 6-4 Berdych
FRENCH OPEN - MARIN CILIC v ROGER FEDERER BEST ODDS
|MARIN CILIC||5.25 with||Bet £10, win £52.50|
|ROGER FEDERER||5.00 with||Bet £10, win £50.00|
FRENCH OPEN - MARIN CILIC v ROGER FEDERER PREDICTIONS
|OUR PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|Winner: Roger Federer||5.00|
|Set Betting: Roger Federer 3-2||7.50|
|Games Handicap: Marin Cilic +5.5||1.88|
|Most Aces: Marin Cilic||1.57|
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