Sachin Tendulkar spotted cheering friend Federer — Wimbledon

Sachin Tendulkar spotted cheering friend Federer — Wimbledon

The score was 6-3 3-0 at the time.

A sumptuous Federer drop shot had the crowd purring and there were even louder gasps when he flashed a sublime cross-court beyond winner to a earn a first set point, which Cilic saved before double-faulting to fall a set behind. "To all my fans in Croatia, it was tough today but I will be back to have another chance", Marin said, saying that despite his injury he was not going to give up. And at age 35.

He has spent a total of 302 weeks as the ATP's No. 1 player in his career, a record.

"Winning today is just being healthy", Federer said in a post-victory interview at Wimbledon. Rafael Nadal is the closest to him with 15.

- Federer is contesting a record 11th Wimbledon final.

Long may this part-time tennis great continue to showcase his brilliance on and off the court, bringing so much pleasure to so many fans around the world.

- Federer is bidding to win a second Grand Slam title after turning 35.

The Swiss actually let some tears flow himself after victory, especially after he sighted his four children in the stands.

"But because it's far away, because of what happened last year, I just like to take the opportunity to thank the people in the very moment, and make them understand, yes, I hope that I'm back. It just really hit me", Federer said. If he wins on Sunday, it will be the second-longest wait between men's singles titles at Wimbledon in the Open Era.

Where will the match be played?

He will face Marin Cilic in the final on Sunday in what will be the Croat's first ever Wimbledon final.

"Honestly I'm incredibly surprised how well this year is going, how well I'm feeling", he told a media conference. Federer is 11-1. Only Martina Navratilova, with nine, has more SW19 singles gongs.

- Cilic is bidding to become the first Croatian player - man or woman - to win multiple Grand Slam titles. It's his second major this year - he also won the Australian Open. Meanwhile, older sisters Myla and Charlene, also twins, wore matching floral dresses with pale pink ankle-strap sandals for the occasion. At the US Open in 2014, he destroyed the five-time US Open champion in straight sets in the semi-final, showing he can perform on the big occasion.

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