Roger Federer can rewrite history in the Wimbledon Final against Marin Cilic, says Boris Becker
Federer is looking to become the first male player to win the tournament eight times.
The Swiss has not won it for five years though and had not won a Grand Slam since then until he triumphed at the Australian Open earlier this year.
Federer had time off at the end of 2016 and Becker says that was in order to be in perfect condition for this year's Wimbledon.
"It's been five years since he won Wimbledon the last time, it's been really a long a fight for him to be that efficient again, to be potential champion," three-time Wimbledon champion Becker said on the BBC.
"For him to win the Australian Open this year was one of the greatest comebacks I have ever seen in tennis.
Wimbledon prize money: How much could players earn in 2017? Wed, June 28, 2017
Click to reveal the equal prize money totals for men and women at Wimbledon this year
Play slideshow Getty Images 1 of 8
Roger Federer understands today is a moment of history that he can rewrite
Boris Becker on Roger Federer
"The whole plan was always last year to take time off to be in his best possible shape at this year's Wimbledon because this tournament means more than anything on the calendar.
"He is in a position, he is human, he's got a heart even if we don't see it sometimes.
"He's such a genius and we forget there is a heart beating underneath. He understands today is a moment of history that he can rewrite."
Get Quotes on Home Insurance
Cilic is playing in his first Wimbledon final but came extremely close to knocking out Federer in the quarter-final of last year's competition, where he was two sets up and had three match points.
Becker says Cilic must use that to his advantage and believes the Croat has the ability to hurt the seven-time champion.
Boris Becker says Marin Cilic can hurt Roger Federer in the Wimbledon Final
"Very much so (he's dangerous)," Becker added.
"We can't over-emphasise the fact that these men met 12 months ago and Cilic had him on the brink of defeat, two sets to love, normally he would win that.
"He has to remember that when walking out on court, that when they last met here was very, very close.
"He has the full-package on grass, he has the serve, he has the ground strokes, he's six foot six but he has the movement.
"He doesn't mind long rallies, he doesn't mind coming to the net. He has the game to hurt Roger Federer."