Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in the final of Wimbledon 2017 Men’s Singles. With this, Federer now holds record eight Wimbledon titles, the most by any men’s player, going past William Renshaw’s seven in Amateur Era. The 35-year-old without dropping a set outplayed the first-time finalist Cilic to clinch his 19th Grand Slam title.
In his 11th final appearance, Federer started on a shaky note as he looked nervous in the first game of the opening set. At one stage in the opening set, Cilic was leading 2-1. However, the Swiss Master made a fine comeback to take the opening set 6-4.
Federer was back to his best in the second set as he took a 3-0 lead. Cilic then won the fourth game, the only one, as Federer took the last two games to win the set 6-1. During second set Cilic required medical attention as his left foot seemed to be bruised. Also Catch- Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic Wimbledon 2017 Men’s Singles Final- As it Happened
The Croatian, however, tried hard to put a fight and was leading the third set 3-2 after five games. Federer then took the lead once again and made the third set and match his own. The final lasted one hour and 41 minutes.
While speaking with official broadcaster after the match Cilic said that he played the best tennis of his life and was hopeful of making a come back next year. “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,” Cilic said.
Post win, there were emotional scenes as the eight-time Wimbledon champion, Federer, was seen crying. He later told the broadcaster: “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. 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.” Also Read- Wimbledon 2017: Stefan Olsson Wins His First Wheelchair Title, Beats 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 Gustavo Fernandez
“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,” he added.