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Sunday, Aug 18, 2019

Wimbledon 2017 final, highlights: Roger Federer wins historic eighth title

Roger Federer has won the Wimbledon 2017 final 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 against Marin Cilic. This is his eighth Wimbledon title and 19th Grand Slam title overall. Get highlights of Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic here.

tennis Updated: Jul 16, 2017 20:51 IST
Shayne Dias
Shayne Dias
Hindustan Times
Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Marin Cilic. Get highlights of Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic here
Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Marin Cilic. Get highlights of Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic here(REUTERS)

Roger Federer has won the Wimbledon final 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 against Marin Cilic. Federer, who had reached the final without having dropped a set throughout the tournament, continued his amazing run of form as he beat Cilic comfortably without dropping a set. This is Roger Federer’s first Wimbledon title since 2012 and his eighth Wimbledon title overall. He has now won a total of 19 Grand Slams in his career. Get highlights of Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic here.

20:51 hrs IST: That’s all from our side, thank you so much for joining us!

20:46 hrs IST: Federer: “It (Centre Court) is such a special court. 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.”

20:42 hrs IST: Federer: “I’ve got to take more time off, I don’t know. I’m going to be gone again for the next six months. Better than winning this trophy is being healthy.”

20:37 hrs IST: Federer: “I’m feeling great. 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.”

20:26 hrs IST: That’s Federer’s second Grand Slam title of the year, meaning he’s won both Grand Slams that he has participated in this year. Amazing to think he will turn 36 next month.

20:21 hrs IST: AND FEDERER WINS! In what was possibly the most one-sided final in years, Roger Federer has won his record eighth Wimbledon title.

20:18 hrs IST: Cilic manages to delay Federer’s win. Holds serve and is 5-4 behind.

20:14 hrs IST: And he holds! Federer leads 5-3. That 8th Wimbledon title isn’t too far away now.

20:11 hrs IST: Federer gets that much-needed break! He now leads 4-3 in the third set.

20:09 hrs IST: But he can hold his own serve quite effectively. 3-3 it is.

20:07 hrs IST: Federer can’t break Cilic, so it’s 3-2 in the third set.

20:03 hrs IST: Federer holds serve as well. 2-2 in the third set.

19:59 hrs IST: After a back and forth game, Cilic manages to hold serve. He’s now 2-1 up.

19:52 hrs IST: Federer holds serve too, 1-1 in the third set.

19:50 hrs IST: Regardless, Cilic holds serve and leads the third set 1-0.

19:46 hrs IST: Cilic now getting further treatment on his foot. Things aren’t looking too good for the Croat right now.

19: 42 hrs IST: Federer holds his serve to love, wins the 2nd set 6-1.

19:39 hrs IST: Federer breaks Cilic again, leads 5-1 in the 2nd set.

19:34 hrs IST: Federer holds his serve again, Leads Cilic 4-1 in the 2nd set.

19:31 hrs IST: Cilic holds his serve, Federer leads 3-1 in the 2nd set.

19:27 hrs IST: Federer holds serve to lead 3-0.

19:24 hrs IST: Federer breaks Cilic now leads the second set 2-0.

19:21 hrs IST: Federer wins the first game of the second set.

19:17 hrs IST: Federer wins the first set! Cilic lost it on a double fault, of all things. Uphill battle for the Croat now.

19:12 hrs IST: Federer easily wins the game. He’s looking set to win the first set and is leading 5-3.

19:09 hrs IST: Cilic fights hard to hold his serve this time around. He’s now trailing 4-3.

19:05 hrs IST: The answer to that is yes! Federer leads the first set 4-2.

19:01 hrs IST: FEDERER BREAKS! He now leads the first set 3-2. Can he consolidate his lead?

18:57 hrs IST: Federer does well to save a break point and hold serve. 2-2 in the first set now.

18:51 hrs IST: Cilic easily holds his serve and is leading Federer 2-1.

18:48 hrs IST: Federer does well to hold serve and it is now 1-1 in the first set.

18:43 hrs IST: Cilic wins the first game and is leading the first set 1-0.

18:40 hrs IST: Cilic is serving and the final is now underway!

18: 36 hrs IST: Cilic and Federer are now warming up.

18:33 hrs IST: The players have now walked out onto the court. The start of live action is only minutes away.

18:28 hrs IST: Cilic has previously won the US Open in 2014, but he has quite the task at hand today. Federer is definitely in formidable form right now.

18:10 hrs IST: Federer will go into the game as the favourite, having not dropped a set en route to the final. But it would be unwise to count Cilic out.

18:00 hrs IST: Welcome to live coverage of the Wimbledon men’s singles final between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic! We are now 30 minutes away from the start of live action.

The 18-time Grand Slam champion will play his 11th title match at the All England Club on Sunday with a shot at his eighth championship, more than any man in history.

When it comes to head-to-head, Federer has a clear 6-1 advantage against Cilic. This will be their first meeting in 2017. The only time the two played each other on grass was here a year back when the Swiss prevailed in five sets in the quarterfinals.

First Published: Jul 16, 2017 16:46 IST

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