Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic in straight sets – 6-3 6-1 6-4 – in order to win his 19th Grand Slam title, and become the only male player to win eight titles at Wimbledon.
Federer, 35, was playing in his 11th Wimbledon final, compared to Marin Cilic’s 1st.
The Croatian seemed unable to play at his very best, and after losing the first set, and being 3-0 down in the second, Cilic broke down into tears as the tournament doctor, referee, and supervisor were brought out to assist him.
At the start of the third set, Cilic received treatment for a foot injury, which was taped and bandaged up. At 3-3 all in this set, Federer pounced and received the break.
The Swiss maestro served it out with an ace down the T to ensure a historic victory, and his 19th Grand Slam title, and his second Grand Slam victory this year – after the Australian Open.
With this historic victory, Roger Federer moves to number 3 in the the official ATP World Tour rankings.