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"Health has definitely a role to play in my decision-making".

With Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic suffering injury-hit exits in the quarterfinals and Rafael Nadal losing in the last 16, Federer will be the favorite to become Wimbledon's oldest champion, succeeding Arthur Ashe who was almost 32 when he won in 1975.

Cilic took a 4-0 career lead over Querrey into Friday's semifinal, including a marathon 5-hour 31-minute win at Wimbledon in 2012, the second-longest match in tournament history.

Williams had been trying to win her sixth Wimbledon title.

Roger Federer's progress to the final has been at times serene, and generally untroubled. "That would be a horrible feeling, to be honest".

After reaching the last four of the US Open in 2010, Williams dropped out of the world's top 100 the following year. Updates will be pending. It is the first year since 2003 that she has reached more than one Grand Slam singles final in the same year. I just try to hold my head up high, no matter what is happening in life.

"In sport especially, you have injuries".

This time, it was all about Federer striking in the key moments. "Are we willing to do that?"

The Big Four were the big question from the start of this Wimbledon whenever a player came to talk, post-match. Am I looking at the Tokyo Olympics?

The last American to win the title was Chanda Rubin in 1992. "It was the toughest, it was close", he said afterwards. But surprisingly it's come down to one man to keep the tyranny going. "When I look across the net, I don't think it's the right mentality to believe in that person more than me". However, on closer inspection, it is not as one-sided as Cilic fans might fear.

Muguruza, meanwhile, struggled in the wake of both her previous Grand Slam finals. After Wimbledon 2015 she played in only two more finals before winning last summer's French Open. Saturday's final will be her first anywhere since her Roland Garros triumph 13 months ago. "That [Wimbledon] final helped me a lot to figure out how to play better on grass", she said. "Before, I wasn't very experienced". She was 35 when she won this year's Australian Open. It's not a long time ago. Muller again went to five sets, but this time there were to be no heroics as Cilic swept through the decider for the loss of just a single game. "I've never played her on grass, so that becomes definitely a different factor", Williams said.

While Serena could not attend the game to support her older sister, their mother, Oracene Price was in the crowds cheering Williams on.

Berdych thought he played a "really good match".

The Spaniard added: "I think we both have very aggressive games".

Sam Sumyk, Muguruza's regular coach, did not come to Wimbledon because his wife is about to give birth. It was the moment when Federer finally broke Berdych in the third act sealing the victory. Williams will be the oldest finalist since Navratilova. The magic doesn't happen just because somebody comes in and all of a sudden you are incredible. No. Federer's variety is rightly legendary, but the core of his game is his powerful forehand, with which he can strike winners from all over the court.