Unstoppable Federer races to record with eighth Wimbledon title

Roger Federer is yet to drop a set in this year’s Wimbledon

Cilic also vowed to try his best to reach another Wimbledon final in the future despite the bitter disappointment of defeat here.

Here's what you need to know ahead of the men's singles final between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic. This is the Swiss player's 19th grand slam title, an all-time record.

# With the win, it is now the fifth time that Federer and Nadal have won the first three Grand Slams between them. Federer also becomes the second male player to win Wimbledon without dropping a set, after Borg in 1976. He eased past the mark of seven All England Club titles he had shared with Pete Sampras since 2012 with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 win over injury-hit Marin Cilic in the final yesterday.

But the seven-time Grand Slam champion warned Federer that 'If Federer plays like he did today (against Tomas Berdych), Cilic can beat him'.

Federer won his first Wimbledon title in 2003, as a 21-year-old. He was injured and received treatment on his left foot on the changeover between the second and third sets.

IST: Roger Federer breaks Marin Cilic again to take the first set 6-3. I was more just so happy that I was able to win Wimbledon again because it's been a long road, it's been an exciting road.

Few could have predicted Federer would own the 2017 Australian and Wimbledon titles after he ended his 2016 season after Wimbledon with a knee injury sustained while running his daughters a bath. At 3-3, however, Federer got the break he was looking for as light rain began to fall.

Another record broken by the Swiss legend was the most number of Wimbledon titles- this is Federer's 8th. Here's a guy who's already won one major, he's younger than any of the Big Five, and he's won 10 matches at Wimbledon over the last two years.

Two major titles in a matter of months seemed implausible when Federer was sidelined for six months during the second half of past year with a knee injury.

The seventh seeded Croatian who had won the 2014 US Open championship, sobbed inconsolably and buried his head in his towel as his title dream slipped away, presenting a heartbreaking sight for the fans.



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