Roger Federer clinched eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday and became the tournament’s champion with a straight-sets triumph against wounded Marin Cilic who radically broke in the final. Federer asserted his Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest men’s champion of the modern era, achieving Arthur Ashe, who was around 32 when he won in 1976.
The seventh seeded Croatian, the 2014 US Open champion, sobbed inconsolably and his title dream skidded away. Federer became the first player as Bjorn Borg in 1976 to triumph Wimbledon without dipping a set in the whole competition.
It was saved by Federer and it was to be Cilic’s only gleam of hope. Federer softened up the following diversion when his adversary endured an awful fall on the well used surface which was to eventually undermine his test.
Federer at that point served up two love benefit diversions before guaranteeing the opener 6-3 off a Cilic twofold blame, the Croatian’s second of the last. The Swiss genius cleared into a 3-0 lead in the second set and at the changeover, Cilic drooped in his courtside seat in tears and in evident agony. The mentor and specialist were summoned before Cilic shrouded his head in his towel in a frantic endeavor to get it together.
The 28-year-old held serve on the resumption yet the deadly torrent proceeded with, Federer extending his lead over his companion to 4-1. Cilic dropped the set 6-1 and called a restorative timeout to have his left foot swathed.
His inconvenience was reflected in his measurements. Before the second’s over set, he had served only two experts contrasted with the 130 he had terminated past hoodwinked rivals in his past six rounds. Federer climbed again with a break for 4-3 and wrapped up the uneven last with a moment serve expert to finish his crowning ritual after only 1hr 41 minutes.