Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer seals report EIGHTH title at SW19 with victory over Marin Cilic

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Switzerland’s Roger Federer has gained a report eighth Wimbledon males’s singles title by beating Croatian Marin Cilic 6-Three 6-1 6-Four within the remaining.

It took the 35-year-old simply an hour and 41 minutes to clinch by far his most one-sided Wimbledon remaining triumph and lengthen his general report with a 19th grand slam singles title.

The victory continues Federer’s magnificent season in what ought to be his tennis dotage however even essentially the most ardent of the Swiss’ followers – and there have been many packed into Centre Court docket – didn’t need the ultimate to play out like this.

Cilic began effectively but it surely turned clear early within the second set that one thing was badly mistaken with the Croatian.

At Three-Zero, he sobbed uncontrollably into his towel as he mentioned the state of affairs with the physician and it seemed like he may not have the ability to proceed.

There has solely ever been one retirement in a Wimbledon males’s singles remaining, again in 1911, and Cilic no less than had the assist of the group as he opted to play by way of the ache.

He had what seemed like blisters on his left foot taped initially of the third set and willed himself to make it one thing of a contest.

Federer continued to do what he needed to do and, after clinching victory with an ace, raised his fists within the air.

It was understandably a barely muted celebration however the emotion got here for Federer when he seemed as much as his spouse Mirka and their 4 kids in his participant field.

 

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Roger Federer: The primary man ever to win eight singles titles at Wimbledon. In simply 14 years! pic.twitter.com/fqHkreGQWs

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