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Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer wins eighth Wimbledon title, 19th major

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer wins eighth Wimbledon title, 19th major

The big-serving Croat played with a blister on his left foot in Sunday's Wimbledon final against Roger Federer. His second Slam of the year moves him to three in the world rankings, and tantalisingly close to regaining the world number one spot for the first time since November 2012. Bjorn Borg was the last to accomplish it back in 1976.

Cilic is the second Croatian man to reach multiple Grand Slam finals, joining Goran Ivanisevic, who reached four Wimbledon finals. "It was just that feeling that I wasn't able to give the best", he said.

"I totally see myself playing here this time next year", he said.

"I had an amazing journey here". I was just really a normal guy growing up in Basle, hoping to make a career on the tennis tour.

At age 35 and 342 days, Federer seems rejuvenated every time he sets foot on the turf at the All England Club. This was his most dominant Wimbledon performance, coming through seven matches without losing a set. "I kept on believing and dreaming so to be here with the eighth is fantastic".

He said: "I feel disbelief that I can achieve such heights".

It may not have mattered, considering how dominant Federer was at Wimbledon and throughout the year. I just felt it was really bad luck.

For the men's finals, Leo and Lenny looked dapper in suits featuring light blue coats and white pants.

Roger Federer and Marin Cilic shake hands after Federer won in straight sets. Cilic manfully persevered, but to no avail, as Federer ruthlessly dispatched the Croatian. "Wonderful moment for us as a family and to my team". The 11th-seeded Czech, Berdych, had beat Federer in the quarter-finals during his run to the Wimbledon final in 2010.

Cilic came into the match one victory from his second major championship. But otherwise, you know, it didn't hurt so much that it was putting me in tears.

Federer admitted post-match that he will feel privileged to be back on Centre Court again on Sunday.

Roger Federer's family in the crowd at Wimbledon.

"I started to become a little bit more aware of it. It was tough for me to block it and to continue to play what I needed to play".

The mound of male tennis players have been whittled down to two aces.