Roger Federer: Swiss paper sets star Wimbledon final challenge… because of World Cup The Wimbledon and World Cup finals will both be played on the same day next summer. Wimbledon have scheduled the men’s singles final to start at 3pm on Saturday July 15. And two hours later the World Cup final will start in Moscow. And Swiss newspaper Blick have jokingly challenged Federer to get the business done early so fans can watch both events. The assumption that Federer will reach a 12th Wimbledon final hints of at least a little arrogance from the Swiss newspaper. But then again that confidence from is well founded, with Federer having won an eighth Wimbledon crown this summer. Only two Wimbledon men’s singles finals in the last 20 years have come in at under the two-hour mark. Yet one of those was Federer’s 1 hour, 41 minute demolition of Marin Cilic. In beating Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4, Federer moved to 19 Grand Slam career titles. He said on Centre Court: “It is cruel sometimes, but Cilic fought well and he’s a hero, so congratulations on a wonderful tournament, Marin. “I’ve got to take more time off, I don’t know. I’m going to be gone again for the next six months. Better than winning this trophy is being healthy. “The tournament I’ve played, not dropping a set, it’s magical. It’s belief that I can achieve such heights.”.