Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win his 8th Wimbledon title


Wimbledon 2017 Men’s final

In Wimbledon 2017 Men’s final Roger Federer defeats Marin Cilic to win his 8th Wimbledon title and took his Grand Slam tally to record 19. Third seed Swiss player was in top form and didn’t gave any chance to Croatian player as he won the match in straight sets by 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.

Federer won his 8th Wimbledon title after 2012 as Marin Cilic struggled emotionally and physically. The Wimbledon final lasted for 1 hour and 41 minutes.

Federer now has won 19 major titles which is 4 ahead of Rafael Nadal who has won 15 Grand Slam titles. This was his record 8th Wimbledon title surpassing Pete Samprass and William Renshaw. At 35 he became the oldest man to win Wimbledon title in Open era.

Swiss player was in top form this Wimbledon and didn’t lose a set in the whole tournament. This has been first time since Bjorn Borg won the Wimbledon title without losing a set in 1976. This year Roger has won two major titles.

Roger Federer after the match

It is cruel sometimes, but he fought well and he’s a hero, so congratulations on a wonderful tournament, Marin. You should be really proud. You had a wonderful tournament and sometimes you don’t just see great in a final. I’ve got to take more time off, I don’t know. I’m going to be gone again for the next six months. Better than winning this trophy is being healthy. I’m feeling great. The tournament I’ve played, not dropping a set, it’s magical. It’s too much. It’s belief that I can achieve such heights.

Roger Federer
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I wasn’t sure if I was going to be here after last year. I had some tough ones, losing to Novak. I kept on believing and dreaming and here I am today with the eighth. It’s fantastic. It’s such a special court. So many legends have marked this court, the women’s game, the men’s game, mixed, doubles. From day one to finals day, Centre Court is always packed and it’s a dream to play here. I hope I can come back next year to try to defend the title.”

Marin Cilic after the match

Marin Cilic was struggling with a blister on his left foot but he fought hard and didn’t give up. “I never gave up when I started a match. That was my idea today. I gave my best and that’s all I could do. I had an amazing journey here. I played the best tennis of my life. I want to thank my team, they gave so much strength to me. It was really tough today and I’m hoping I’m going to come back here and try one more time.”

Congratulations to Roger Federer on his record 19th major title while Garbine Muguruza won the Wimbledon 2017 Women’s title. Share your thoughts in the Comments section.