Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record eighth title

By Mutala Yakubu
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"I'm very happy to be here," he told the Blues' official website. "For me this is the biggest English club, and I hope to achieve great things here. I am very proud.

Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia's Marin Cilic.

The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with blisters on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set.

 


Federer, 35, finished the contest in one hour and 41 minutes to claim his first Wimbledon title since 2012.

He becomes the oldest man in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon title.

 


Credit:BBC Sports