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Wimbledon: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic in final to clinch record 8th title

Federer won the match in straight sets

T2 Online Newsdesk 17 July 2017, 1:59 AM
Federer won the Australian Open in the beginning of the year

Federer won the Australian Open in the beginning of the year Image: Twitter

Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 on Centre Court in his 11th final at the All England Club.

The win moves him above both Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who each have won seven titles at the grass-court major.

It is also the 35-year-old Federer's record 19th Grand Slam singles title and second of the year after this year's Australian Open.

Cilic slipped up after an even start to the first set. The Swiss icon made the most of it to wrap up the first two sets quickly without much resistance.

Cilic showed some fight in the 3rd set, but by that time, it was a little too late.

Federer's previous Wimbledon win came in 2012. He then lost to Novak Djokovic in both the 2014 and '15 finals. His first Wimbledon title came in 2003, and he won the next four after that.

Cilic won the 2014 US Open after beating Federer in the semifinals, his first and only win over the Swiss player. Federer has 7 wins over the Croation including today's victory.

(With inputs from AP)

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