Sport Roger Federer claims Wimbledon title with straight sets win over Marin Cilic

02:55  17 july  2017
02:55  17 july  2017 Source:   Reuters

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LONDON – Roger Federer has won his record eighth Wimbledon title . Federer beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 on Centre Court in his 11th final at the All England Club. The win moves him above both Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who each have won seven titles at the grass-court major.

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Cilic soars into his first Wimbledon final

  Cilic soars into his first Wimbledon final Former US Open champion Marin Cilic has ended Sam Querrey's gallant run to surge into his maiden Wimbledon final at The All England Club.Cilic ended Querrey's giantkilling run with a 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 victory over the American and awaits the winner of Friday's second semi-final between seven-times champion Roger Federer and 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych.

Roger Federer wins his record eighth Wimbledon title . (Getty). More. Roger Federer claims historic eighth Wimbledon title after straight sets win over emotional Marin Cilic .

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion on 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

Ruthless Roger Federer thrashed suffering Croat Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh.

The Swiss maestro, appearing in his 11th Wimbledon final, was challenged early on but once he broke a nervous Cilic in the fifth game of the opening set the match became a no-contest.

Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning the final against Croatia’s Marin Cilic. © REUTERS/Toby Melville Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning the final against Croatia’s Marin Cilic. Not that Federer was concerned as, 23 days before his 36th birthday, the father of four became the oldest men's singles champion at Wimbledon in the professional era -- doing so without dropping a set throughout a glorious fortnight.

For Cilic, his first final on Centre Court became a nightmare broadcast to hundreds of millions around the globe.

Federer into 11th Wimbledon final, faces Cilic for title

  Federer into 11th Wimbledon final, faces Cilic for title <p>Seven-time champion Roger Federer reached his 11th Wimbledon final on Friday, downing 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4), 6-4.</p>Seven-time champion Roger Federer reached his 11th Wimbledon final on Friday, downing 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4), 6-4.

Roger Federer claims historic eighth Wimbledon title with straight sets win over emotional Marin Cilic . The Telegraph. Federer wins 8th Wimbledon title , beating Cilic in final. The Associated Press.

Roger Federer has capped off a stunning Wimbledon campaign with a dominant straight sets victory over Marin Cilic in just an hour and 41 minutes. It’s a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title for one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

After a reasonably solid start he became discombobulated and after falling 3-0 behind in the second set he slumped on his courtside chair and could be seen sobbing as a physio and tournament referee attended him.

For a moment it looked as though the final might end in a retirement for the first time since 1911.

Given sympathetic cheers by the Federer-favoring 15,000 crowd, the 28-year-old managed to regain his composure but there was no chance of Federer letting up as he accelerated toward a record-extending 19th grand slam title.

Marin Cilic battled on through injury against an on-fire Roger Federer. © ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images Marin Cilic battled on through injury against an on-fire Roger Federer. Cilic required a medical timeout after surrendering the second set in 25 minutes -- a problem apparently with his foot -- but it was his spirit that appeared broken.

Federer was unrelenting and with Cilic's brain still out of contact with his legs, the Swiss third seed broke in the seventh game of the third set as his opponent crashed yet another groundstroke into the net.

The end came quickly as Federer served at 5-4 to regain the title he cherishes above all others. He missed a first match point when a forehand went wide but converted the second with his eighth ace of the match.

Family man Federer considered retirement .
Roger Federer admits he contemplated walking away from tennis while blissfully hiking the Swiss alps after his injured-marred exit from Wimbledon last year.Federer's unprecedented eighth Wimbledon men's singles triumph and unmatched 19th career major confirmed the tennis wizard's place alongside the likes of Pele, Muhammad Ali, Jack Nicklaus, Michael Jordan and Usain Bolt as arguably the greatest athlete of all-time.

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