Wimbledon Men’s final, highlights: Roger Federer creates history with 8th title

first_imgRoger Federer lifted his 19th Grand Slam title with a straight sets victory over Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon final on Sunday.”It’s a wonderful moment for us as a family. This one’s for us”- @rogerfederer #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/HEinaVhOIB- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017″I’ll be gone again for the next six months if it keeps working out this fantastic when I come back!”- @rogerfederer #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/XsReiwReBI- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017Well hello old friend… #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/QvtisnHl72- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 20172003 ???2004 ???2005 ???2006 ???2007 ???2009 ???2012 ???2017 ???The moment @rogerfederer won #Wimbledon title No.8 pic.twitter.com/rMzNNA6M0K- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017What it means to make history…#Wimbledon @rogerfederer pic.twitter.com/amzokbYM36- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017Champion. Again. #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/2ntcpKZ4i7- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 201720.22 IST: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to lift Wimbledon title for record 8th time. This is also his 19th Grand Slam singles title.20.15 IST: Roger Federer races to 5-3 lead in the third set vs Marin Cilic.20.12 IST: Roger Federer breaks Marin Cilic in the third set to lead 4-3.20.09 IST: Roger Federer makes it 3-3 vs Marin Cilic in the third set.20.07 IST: Marin Cilic leads 3-2 vs Roger Federer in the third set.20.04 IST: Roger Federer makes it 2-2 in the third set against Marin Cilic.19.52 IST: Roger Federer holds his serve, 1-1 in the third set vs Cilic19.47 IST: Marin Cilic takes medical time-out. Roger Federer is leding 6-3 6-1.Reuters Photo19.42 IST: Roger Federer takes the second set 6-1 vs Marin Cilic, takes 2-0 lead.advertisementAP Photo19.40 IST: Roger Federer breaks Marin Cilic again, leads 5-1 in the second set. Federer to serve for the set.It’s a big ovation for Cilic as he returns to court after an extended changeover to hold serve#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/i0xC7iXDLA- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 201719.32 IST: Marin Cilic holds on to his serve. Roger Federer leads 3-1 in the second set.19.26 IST: Roger Federer races to 3-0 lead against Marin Cilic in the second set.Federer on the charge.He breaks Cilic at the first time of asking to move 2-0 ahead in the second set #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/EMheaKGIqF- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 201719.24 IST: Roger Federer breaks Marin Cilic early in the second set to lead 2-0.19.21 IST: Roger Federer starts second set with a 1-0 lead in the second set vs Marin Cilic.Reuters Photo 19.17 IST: Roger Federer breaks Marin Cilic again to take the first set 6-3.19.12 IST: Federer leads five games to three in the first set.19.06 IST: Roger Federer takes 4-2 in the first set vs Cilic.19.02 IST: Roger Federer breaks Marin Cilic in the first set to take 3-2 lead.18.57 IST: Federer holds on to his serve to make it 2-2 in the first set.18.55 IST: Another double fault by Roger Federer in the first set.18.49 IST: Nervous start for Roger Federer, holds on to his serve and it’s 1-1 in the first set.18.44 IST: Marin Cilic holds on to his serve in the first set vs Roger Federer.18.41 IST: Marin Cilic to serve first in the men’s final at the Centre Court.18.39 IST: Federer last won the grass-court major in 2012. But he won the Australian Open this year for his 18th Grand Slam title.18.31 IST: Federer and Cilic get a grand reception at the Centre Court.Luca Schmetzer from Wandsworth will take part in the coin toss ceremony today, but there’s plenty to do before that… @WimbledonFdn pic.twitter.com/bdPE3OJmX6- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017Ahead of his bid for an eighth #Wimbledon crown, Roger Federer practices out on Court… 8 pic.twitter.com/rKwX9uQ9yg- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017Roger Federer and Marin Cilic at Wimbledon 2017. Who has the upper hand statistically?Will history  repeat itself? Roger Federer in seven meetings against Marin Cilic, has lost just once, a 2014 U.S. Open semi-final defeat as Cilic went on to claim his maiden grand slam title. Last year on Centre Court, Roger Federer and Marin Cilic combined for a five-set classic.Will we be in for more of the same?#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/uMLuG3tPj7- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017Roger Federer can become the first man in the century-plus history of Wimbledon to win the championship eight times. He will face Marin Cilic in the final.The final practice.A first #Wimbledon final awaits for @cilic_marin… pic.twitter.com/hro3H0ICWf- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017Federer, who turns 36 on August 8, would also be the oldest men’s champion at the All England Club in the Open era, which began in 1968. Federer already owns a record 18 major titles.advertisement140 years of famous footsteps…#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/RsoscMZL94- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017*deep breaths*The countdown to the Gentlemen’s Singles Final begins…#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/tC7S6NdDea- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017He is 6-1 against Cilic, including a victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals last year when Federer came back after dropping the opening two sets and facing three match points. The only time Cilic beat Federer was in the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Open, en route to his only major trophy.For the first time in eight grand slam finals over the same amount of years, Federer will not play someone called Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal when he bids for a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday.Such has been the dominance of tennis’s so-called big-four along with Swiss Stan Wawrinka that Federer will have to wind the clock back to the 2009 U.S. Open when he lost to Juan Martin del Potro to remember what it is like to play a major final against someone outside of the sport’s established powerbase.Federer is level with Britain’s William Renshaw and American Pete Sampras on seven Wimbledon titles and has been refreshed after taking an extended break from the game to prepare for the grasscourt slam.The final day of The Championships 2017 has arrived.Will we witness history? #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/a5PxjkIrUG- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017last_img read more