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Roger Federer can solely pray he does not run into the identical Marin Cilic that pummeled him on the 2014 US Open once they meet within the Wimbledon ultimate.

Federer holds a 6-1 lifetime document versus the Croat, however the one loss was a 6-three, 6-four, 6-four demolition that left an enduring impression on Federer, who’ll go for his nineteenth profession Grand Slam title on Sunday.

“He crushed me on the US Open a couple of years again the place he performed lights out,” Federer stated following his semifinal victory over Tomas Berdych. “I hope he is not gonna play that good, however I am actually wanting ahead to enjoying towards him, in fact.”

The 2 have met on the courtroom simply as soon as since that 2014 encounter – within the Wimbledon quarterfinals final yr when Federer pulled off a shocking 5-set victory after dropping the primary two frames.