July 16 2017 – ROGER Federer romped to a record eighth Wimbledon title on (today) Sunday with a straight sets win over suffering Croatian Marin Cilic, who was reduced to tears in the one-sided contest.
The sublime Swiss enjoyed a 6-3 6-1 6-4 triumph in under two hours and, 23 days before his 36th birthday, became the oldest Wimbledon men’s singles champion in the professional era.
The third seed achieved the feat without dropping a set during the tournament, continuing an unlikely renaissance that began with the agelessFederer returning from a six-month injury layoff to win the Australian Open earlier this year.
Seventh seed Cilic required treatment on a foot injury twice during the match and Federer scented blood, barely putting a foot wrong as he stormed towards his record-extending 19th grand slam title, which he sealed with his eighth ace of the match.
In the day’s other final on Centre Court, Jamie Murray and Swiss Martina Hingis beat Finland’s Henri Kontinen and Briton Heather Watson 6-4 6-4 to win the mixed doubles final, bringing the curtain down on an action-packed fortnight at SW19. – Reuters