17 July 2017
Roger Federer on Sunday defeated Marin Cilic in the final of the 2017 Wimbledon Open to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles and extend his number of Grand Slams to a record 19.
Third Seed Federer saw off Croatia’s Tomas Berdych in the Semi Final on Friday to set up an epic clash with 2014 U.S. Open winner and seventh seed, Marin Cilic who edged out Sam Querrey in the semifinals.
In a contest that lasted One hour and 41 minutes, Federer finished off Cilic in three straight sets by 6-3, 6-1 , 6-4 to claim his 8th Wimbledon title and his first since 2012.
The 35-year-old Swiss also became the oldest man in the Open Era to win at the All England Club.
The win is also Federer’s second Grand Slam title out of a possible three so far this year. This is coming after he returned from a six-month break before he won the Australian Open in January.
Earlier on Saturday in the women category, Venus Williams lost 5-7, 0-6 to Spaniard, Gabine Muguruza in her second major final loss of the year.
Author: Timilehin Boyinde
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