BREAKING: Roger Federer Wins His Eighth Wimbledon Title
Roger Federer has won Wimbledon 2017 by beating Marin Cilic.
The elegant the No.3 seed eased his way past Cilic in the final who was battling with a foot injury. The big serving Croatian even cried after the first set as he received medical attention though continued to play through the pain barrier.
(Watch Federer's 'shot of the tournament' as well as an incredible point against Cilic in the final:)
The Swiss ace bags his eighth Wimbledon title following victories in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012.
The record is broken.
For an historic eighth time, @rogerfederer wins the #Wimbledon men's singles title... pic.twitter.com/L6Yckp7qVq
- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017
The victory sees Federer surpass American legend Pete Sampras becoming the most successful open era male player on grass.
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Federer in action during the Wimbledon final. Image: PA
Cilic breaks down in tears after injury his foot. Image: PA
It's his nineteenth career grand slam title during his illustrious professional career.
The 35-year-old started 2017 with a bang by claiming the Australian Open, beating long-time rival Rafael Nadal, racking up his fifth title down under on the hard court.
He now searches for his 20th grand slam title as he soon embarks on the U.S Open. A trophy he has won an impressive five times.
Incredible. What a player. Congratulations, Roger.
RESULT: Federer beats Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4
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