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Federer beats Cilic at Wimbledon to lift 19th Grand Slam title

Federer beats Cilic at Wimbledon to lift 19th Grand Slam title

Roger Federer has wrapped up his 19th Grand Slam title after a quick-fire victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic at the All England Club on Sunday.

The Swiss superstar becomes the most successful male player of all time at Wimbledon, having won the title the eighth time with a 6-3 6-1 6-4 win against Cilic.

Federer, 35, finished the contest in one hour and 41 minutes to claim his first Wimbledon title since 2012, and became the oldest man in the Open Era to win the title.

Seventh seed Cilic struggled with blisters on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set.

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Speaking of his opponent’s physical difficulties after the match, Federer said, “It is cruel sometimes.

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

Among his long list of achievements, Federer becomes the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win the Wimbledon title without dropping a set.

Meanwhile, in the Women’s Singles category, Garbine Muguruza lifted the title on Saturday after stunning Venus Williams in the final.

 

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