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Cilic ready to step up against record-chasing Federer

Cilic ready to step up against record-chasing Federer
From Reuters - July 16, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Marin Cilic is confident he can build on last year's heartbreak and prevent Roger Federer from winning a record eighth Wimbledon men's singles crown when the pair meet in Sunday's title showdown on Centre Court.

In seven meetings against the tall Croatian, Federer has lost just once, a 2014 U.S. Open semi-final defeat as Cilic went on to claim his maiden grand slam title.

In last year's quarter-finals at the All England Club, Federer saved three match points before edging out Cilic in five sets and the closeness of that match is comforting for the Croat.

"I was one point away from winning a match over here against him. Definitely, I believe in my own abilities to get through and to win it," the 28-year-old said.

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