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Champion Federer revels in historic eighth Wimbledon title

Champion Federer revels in historic eighth Wimbledon title”

Federer won the first five matches, until Cilic beat him in the semi-finals of the 2014 US Open, where the Croatian went on to take his only major title.

Britain's Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge were on hand to watch Roger Federer's Wimbledon victory.

- "I had an amazing journey here, played the best tennis of my life and I really want to thank my team, they gave so much strength to me and of course to all my fans in Croatia - it was really tough today and I gave it all and I am hoping definitely that I am going to come back here and try it one more time" - Marin Cilic after losing to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final. That man is Marin Cilic, who is through to his maiden Wimbledon final after he defeated fellow big-server Sam Querrey 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-5.

Another break followed early in the second set and when Federer held for a 3-0 lead, the 2014 US Open champion returned to his chair a broken man.

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.

At age 35 and 342 days, Federer seems rejuvenated every time he sets foot on the turf at the All England Club.

In 2003, Federer raised his first major trophy. The young talent with the look of surfer, with catogan and beard of three days, Would become the master of the place and become the very incarnation of elegance on the court.

Pliskova, a 25-year-old from the Czech Republic, has never won a Grand Slam title - she's not the first player to top the rankings without that achievement on her resume - although she was the runner-up to Kerber at last year's U.S. Open and a semifinalist at Roland Garros last month.

Federer fired down 13 aces and struck 53 winners to defeat Berdych 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 in two hours and eighteen minutes. Also, you know, I was just not able to set up properly on the balls.

Cilic meanwhile - playing just his second Grand Slam semi-final - was left to rue the blister that hindered him so much.

"It was very, very difficult to deal with it", he said. "That was just a little bit combination of all emotions because I know how much it took for me to get here".

For the Croatian, this Wimbledon could be historic, because if he wins, he will be the first player outside the Big Four (Andy Murray, Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Federer) to take the title since 2002.

He has spent a total of 302 weeks as the ATP's No. 1 player in his career, a record.

This season Federer has won four tournaments - the Australian Open, the Masters 1,000 at Indian Wells and Miami, and the Halle Open for the ninth time. But it has been eight years since she last appeared in the final two and nine years since she last lifted the trophy.

Only Jimmy Connors (1974-82) has had to wait longer than Federer between Wimbledon titles.

Federer boasts the 6-1 win-loss advantage against Cilic, but Cilic's sole victory did come at Grand Slam level.

The Swiss becomes only the second man in history to win the same grand slam event eight times, after Rafael Nadal, who has 10 French Open titles.



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