Web Desk (July 15, 2017): Federer has already won seven Wimbledon titles in the famous stadium and will move past American Pete Sampras as the most successful man ever at the tournament if he wins on Sunday.
Defeated Berdych said the Swiss showed no signs of getting older but Federer himself said that his whole family are continually reassessing whether he should continue playing.
“Health has definitely a role to play in my decision-making, no doubt about it,” Federer added.
“As I move forward, I’ll be very cautious of how much I will play, how much I think is healthy.“Then, of course, it’s just discussions I always have, continuous discussion, with my wife about the family, about my kids, is everybody happy on tour, are we happy to pack up and go on tour for five, six, seven weeks. Are we willing to do that?”
When Federer does eventually hang up his racket, he will undoubtedly do so as one of greatest players of all time, especially if he wins a 19th Grand Slam title on Sunday.
Cilic, whom he beat in the quarter-finals last year, knows exactly the size of the challenge ahead of him.
“I believe this is his home court, place where he feels the best and knows that he can play the best game,” Cilic said.“Obviously I’m going to look back, as well, 12 months ago I was one point away from winning a match over here against him.
“Definitely I believe that if I’m going to be playing him, in my own abilities to get through and to win it.
“But I still know that it’s a big mountain to climb. Roger is playing maybe one of his best tennis of his career at the moment, having a great season.”