Federer wins 8th Wimbledon title as Cilic's bid ends in tears

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Federer wins 8th Wimbledon title as Cilic's bid ends in tears

Federer wins 8th Wimbledon title as Cilic's bid ends in tears

ADRIAN DENNIS

AFP

Federer became the tournament's oldest champion on Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Čilić, who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.

Record breaker

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Čilić, who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.

Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon's oldest men's winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.

Tears

However, the Swiss superstar's 11th Wimbledon final, and 29th at the majors, will also be remembered for the moving sight of the popular Čilić breaking down in tears after slipping 3-0 behind in the second set.

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