Sport Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon as Cilic bid ends in tears

08:25  17 july  2017
08:25  17 july  2017 Source:   AFP

Cilic never doubted Wimbledon chances

  Cilic never doubted Wimbledon chances He may have failed with his first 10 attempts to reach the Wimbledon final but Marin Cilic never lost hope.Marin Cilic broke a record at Wimbledon on Friday as he secured a place in the final at the 11th attempt, but he insists he never doubted his chances of success at SW19.

LONDON: Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament´s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.

LONDON: Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.

Switzerland's Roger Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon's oldest men's winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976 © Provided by AFP Switzerland's Roger Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon's oldest men's winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.

Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon's oldest men's winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.

Cilic never doubted Wimbledon chances

  Cilic never doubted Wimbledon chances He may have failed with his first 10 attempts to reach the Wimbledon final but Marin Cilic never lost hope.Marin Cilic broke a record at Wimbledon on Friday as he secured a place in the final at the 11th attempt, but he insists he never doubted his chances of success at SW19.

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.

— AFP. LONDON — Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-set victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.

However, the Swiss superstar's 11th Wimbledon final, and 29th at the majors, will also be remembered for the moving sight of the popular Cilic breaking down in tears after slipping 3-0 behind in the second set.

The seventh seeded Croatian, the 2014 US Open champion, sobbed inconsolably and buried his head in his towel as his title dream slipped away.

He then had his left foot taped at the end of the second set but it was in vain as Federer became the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win Wimbledon without dropping a set in the entire tournament.

Switzerland's Roger Federer kisses the winner's trophy after beating Croatia's Marin Cilic in their men's singles final match at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships in southwest London, on July 16, 2017 © Provided by AFP Switzerland's Roger Federer kisses the winner's trophy after beating Croatia's Marin Cilic in their men's singles final match at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships in southwest London, on July 16, 2017

Beneath a star-studded Royal Box where Prince William and wife Kate rubbed shoulders with actors Hugh Grant and Bradley Cooper, Cilic had his first break point in the fourth game.

Federer: Cilic final no easier than facing Murray, Djokovic or Nadal

  Federer: Cilic final no easier than facing Murray, Djokovic or Nadal A Wimbledon final with Marin Cilic will be as tough as facing Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal, says Roger Federer.Roger Federer quashed suggestions facing Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon final will be easier than taking on Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal.

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic , who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Picture credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images).

It was saved by Federer and it was to be Cilic's only glimmer of hope.

Federer broke in the next game when his opponent suffered a nasty fall on the worn surface which was to ultimately undermine his challenge.

Federer then served up two love service games before claiming the opener 6-3 off a Cilic double fault, the Croatian's second of the final.

The Swiss superstar swept into a 3-0 lead in the second set and at the changeover, Cilic slumped in his courtside chair in tears and in obvious pain.

The trainer and doctor were summoned before Cilic hid his head in his towel in a desperate attempt to compose himself.

Croatia's Marin Cilic broke down in tears after slipping 3-0 behind in the second set against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles final match of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships © Provided by AFP Croatia's Marin Cilic broke down in tears after slipping 3-0 behind in the second set against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles final match of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships

The 28-year-old held serve on the resumption but the lethal barrage continued, Federer stretching his lead over his friend to 4-1.

History beckons for Federer and Cilic - the Wimbledon men's final in Opta facts

  History beckons for Federer and Cilic - the Wimbledon men's final in Opta facts Roger Federer will become the first man to win eight singles titles at Wimbledon if he gets the better of Marin Cilic.The great Roger Federer is a firm favourite to claim a record eighth Wimbledon singles title but Marin Cilic can also make history if he tears up the script in Sunday's final.

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.

Cilic dropped the set 6-1 and called a medical timeout to have his left foot bandaged and take a painkiller.

His discomfort was reflected in his statistics.

By the end of the second set, he had served just two aces compared to the 130 he had fired past bamboozled opponents in his previous six rounds.

Federer pounced again with a break for 4-3 and wrapped up the one-sided final with a second serve ace to complete his coronation after just 1hr 41 minutes.

Fittingly, he too wept at the end.

Federer career in pictures (GES Photos)

Nasty blister led to Cilic's Wimbledon downfall and Centre Court tears .
Marin Cilic was in excruciating pain during the men's Wimbledon final due to an untimely blister on his left foot.A blister that surfaced during his semi-final victory over Sam Querrey led to Marin Cilic's downfall in the Wimbledon final against Roger Federer on Sunday.

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