Wimbledon 2017 Final: Roger Federer clinches 8th historic title


Switzerland's Roger Federer holds the winner's trophy after beating Croatia's Marin Cilic in their men's singles final match, during the presentation on the last day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London


Five years after his last Wimbledon triumph, Roger Federer captured his record eighth All England Club title to become the tournament's oldest men's champion of the modern era. Swiss star Roger Federer had a straight sets win over Marin Cilic of Croatia on Sunday.


Federer dominated the final, cruising to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory in an hour and 41 minutes. He has now surpassed former US star Pete Sampras to win the highest number of men's singles titles at Wimbledon.


Federer's victory at the men's singles final match on the last day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships gave him a 19th career Grand Slam title and second in three majors this year after sweeping to a fifth Australian Open in January following a six-month absence.


Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning against Croatia's Marin Cilic during their men's singles final match on the last day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. Pic/AFP
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning against Croatia's Marin Cilic during their men's singles final match on the last day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. Pic/AFP


This season Federer has won four tournaments -- the Australian Open, the Masters 1,000 at Indian Wells and Miami, and the Halle Open for the ninth time.


Cilic is the first Croatian to reach the Wimbledon final since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001, and so far in the tourney has racked up 130 aces compared with 64 by Switzerland's best.


Roger Federer reached the final without losing a single set in the last two weeks -- just as he did at Wimbledon in 2006 and 2008.


Roger Federer is now No. 1 in the world, his best ranking since August 2016. And if Cilic had come out on top, the Croatian would have been No. 5, ahead of Federer.


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