Roger Federer wins Wimbledon for a record 8th time

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 17, 2017

This is the Swiss player's 19th Grand Slam singles title, and his latest win makes him the oldest man to win Wimbledon in the Open era, at the age of 35.

While sat on his chair, Cilic was then visibly upset and started crying, as Federer waited patiently.

Federer dominated the final, cruising to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory in an hour and 41 minutes.

The sense of inevitability was intensified when Cilic was visibly upset at 3-0 in the second set as it looked as though the blister would force the first withdrawal from a men's singles final at Wimbledon since 1911. Cilic dropped the set 6-1 and called a medical timeout to have his left foot bandaged and take a painkiller. In total, the 35 year old Swiss has won 93 tournaments since the beginning of his career.

Cilic once again showed great courage and character to take 3-2 lead.

The seventh seeded Croatian who had won the 2014 US Open championship, sobbed inconsolably and buried his head in his towel as his title dream slipped away, presenting a heartbreaking sight for the fans. And if Cilic had come out on top, the Croatian would have been No. 5, ahead of Federer. Finally, the legend clinched the sixth game to create history. I had an fantastic journey here.

Roger Federer and Marin Cilic are on court for their warmups before the men's final at Wimbledon.

He proved that the years are just numbers and that if you want something really bad, you can have it in the end, only if you work hard. So I know it's going to be a huge challenge.

After the defeat Cilic said he would be back to try for the title again. Better than winning this trophy is being healthy. The tournament I've played, not dropping a set, it's magical. "And if you believe, you can go really, really far in your life, and I did that", he said at courtside. "I had some tough ones, losing to Novak", he added.

"I wasn't serving very good today because of that".

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