Roger Federer Wins Record 8th Wimbledon – praised his opponent – there was pain, joy and tears were shed all round

Roger Federer Wins Record 8th Wimbledon
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Roger Federer Wins Record 8th Wimbledon – he shed a few tears

Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic.

The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with blisters on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set.

Federer, 35, finished the contest in one hour and 41 minutes to claim his first Wimbledon title since 2012.

He becomes the oldest man in the Open Era to win at the All England Club.

“It is cruel sometimes,” Federer said of Cilic’s physical difficulties.

“But Marin fought well and is a hero, so congratulations on a wonderful tournament.”

The crowd just loved watching the great win by Federer.  He has a lot of fans in the UK.

Video also has highlights of Federer’s previous 7 wins – don’t miss it

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