Qualifying begins: 26 June
The Draw: 30 June
Pre-event Press Conferences: 1 & 2 July
Order of Play: 2 July
Championships begin: 3 July
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But they, and others too, have to be prepared for the possibility that the Fab Four's 14-year domination of the Centre Court lawn might come to an end on Sunday, with an energised Marin Cilic saying how lifting that pineapple-topped trophy "would absolutely mean the world to me". For encouragement, Cilic can look back to the first time he broke up a Big Four party, when he won his first Grand Slam title at the 2014 US Open - that run, in New York, included a straight-sets victory over Federer in the semi-final.
"They have set the bar really high at most of the Grand Slams, but especially at this one. None of the other players have managed it," Cilic said, looking ahead to playing Federer for the title. "When I won the US Open, it just opened so many possibilities in my mind for the rest of my career. It would absolutely be a dream come true to win Wimbledon."
It would absolutely be a dream come true to win Wimbledon
To win that US Open title, Cilic needed to beat Japan's Kei Nishikori, in a meeting of Grand Slam final debutants. The difficulty here for Cilic, after making the second Sunday for the first time, is that his opponent is appearing in his 11th Wimbledon final, and seeking to become the first man to win eight singles titles on the grass. Plus, in Cilic's own analysis, Federer will be playing on his "home court".
"I would say his game is almost perfectly suited to grass. On a grass court, on Centre Court, he's really fluid with his shots and he plays aggressive tennis. He's got that natural ability with his movement that he can play fast, and he can accelerate and decelerate as well," said Cilic, who defeated America's Sam Querrey to become only the second Croatian man to reach a Wimbledon final, the first being 2001 champion Goran Ivanisevic.
It's not just that grass is to Federer's liking: he is also bound to have most of the crowd with him. Federer must be the first tennis player in history who, irrespective of where he is on the map, always competes in front of a 'home' crowd. And nowhere is that phenomenon more apparent than in this part of south west London.
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Even when Federer played Murray in the 2012 final, the Wimbledon crowd didn't adore Federer any less, so you can imagine that many of the 15,000 spectators for this year's title match are also going to be committed Fed-heads.
Still, Cilic so very nearly beat Federer on his "home court" last summer, taking the first two sets of their quarter-final and also holding match points before the Swiss came back to win in five. "At the critical moments, my mindset and picking the shots wasn't the best, but I have learned from that," Cilic said.