Cilic lost to Federer in the final last year despite a spirited performance.
The Croatian has thoroughly impressed on grass and he got his Queen’s campaign off to a brilliant start this afternoon by beating Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4.
Cilic is the No 1 seed and expects to get far as he builds momentum for
But Federer is the favourite to win his ninth title at the All England Club – but Cilic has a plan to go one better than 2017.
“It’s great seeing Roger back so good again,” Cilic said.
“He’s one of the unique guys that with those long breaks he comes back and plays as he was playing every single match in last few weeks.
“It’s going to be interesting, definitely.
“I played already with Roger a couple times as well in
“I was close to beating him in 2016. I had a couple match points.
“But anyway, I was feeling confident.
”This year it’s a new year, new season. You start all over again.
You can’t live on, you know, on the glory from last year.
“You have to show that again, and hopefully, you know, this tournament is going to bring me back to the form.”
But what is his cunning plan to get revenge?
“Well you have to do things well on your end, focus on yourself, improve every single match,” he added.
“You can’t really focus on the guys around yourself in the draw.
“In the end you have to execute the best you can, your own things.”
Source : EXPRESS