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Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer Ends Marin Čilić’s Dream

Marin Čilić loses his first Wimbledon final (Photo Wimbledon Official/Twitter)

Roger Federer has claimed his 8th Wimbledon title on Sunday ending the dreams of an emotional Croatian Marin Čilić in the final on Sunday.

Federer was at his best in the final, winning in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 against the Croatian who had to seek medical treatment twice in the match.

Čilić started the match well, making Federer work for his first service game and forcing a break-point opportunity in his next, but it was the World No.5 who would break first in the 5th game of the set.

Federer, coached by Croatian Ivan Ljubičić, would break again to take the first set 6-3 as Čilić started to make more unforced errors.

An agitated-looking Čilić opened the second set with his first ace of the match, but that was all he had to celebrate as his serve was broken by Federer.

At the change of ends with Federer leading 3-1 in the second set, trainers had to come to the aid of the Croatian who was in tears on his seat with a foot injury.

Federer would break again to cruise to a 2-0 lead in the match after taking the set 6-1 but the trainers were out again at the end of the set as Čilić was forced to take a medical time-out for his injured foot.

Čilić returned for the third set and despite his obvious difficulties both physically and mentally he started to play some of his best tennis in the match.

Čilić fought hard to battle on but there was no stopping the Swiss maestro as he broke in the 7th game to wrap up the match to win his 19th Grand Slam title and 8th at the All England Club.

“I had an amazing journey here, played the best tennis of my life and I want to thank my team. To all my fans in Croatia, it was tough today but I will be back to have another chance”, Marin said, saying that despite his injury he was not going to give up.

“I have never given up in any match of my career and I was not going to here,” he said.


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