Roger Federer have won a-record 8th Wimbledon title by defeating Croatia’s Marin Cilic, 6-3 6-1 6-4, at the All England Club.
The 35-year-old Swiss, who did not drop a single set all tournament, dispatched 7th seed Marin Cilic in 1hr and 41 minutes to claim his 19th Grand Slam title, becoming the oldest man to win Wimbledon in the open era.
#19 tastes great pic.twitter.com/3Hv3lM5Rk9
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 16, 2017
“This tournament I’ve played, not dropping a set and holding the trophy – it’s magical. It’s too much really,”
“It’s cruel sometimes but [Marin] fought well and he’s a hero. Congrats on a wonderful tournament.” said the 19th time Grand Slam Champion.
“I’ll be gone again for the next six months if it keeps working out this fantastic when I come back!”
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017
28-year-old Marin Cilic, struggled to match Federer’s brilliance and broke into tears during the game after suffering an injury on his left foot.
An injury that required extended medical break, with the fans hoping not to witness the first Wimbledon final retirement in men’s singles since 1911.
The Croatia’s only victory over Roger Federer was en route winning his only Grand Slam title at the US Open three years ago.
“I never give up in a match. I gave it my best – it’s all I can do,” Cilic said.
— Marin Cilic (@cilic_marin) July 16, 2017
He continued: “It was tough emotionally because I know how much went into the preparation in the past few months.”
“It was just a feeling that I knew that I cannot give my best on the court, that I cannot give my best game and my best tennis, especially at this stage of my career, at such a big match.”