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Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer seals record EIGHTH title at SW19 with victory over Marin Cilic

Roger Federer: The Swiss star won in straight sets at SW19 Sunday, July 16, 2017 Switzerland’s Roger Federer has won a record eighth Wimbledon men’s singles title by beating Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 in the final. It took the 35-year-old just an hour and 41 minutes to clinch by far his most one-sided Wimbledon final triumph and extend his overall record with a 19th grand slam singles title. The victory continues Federer’s magnificent season in what should be his tennis dotage but even the most ardent of the…

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Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record eighth title

Media playback is not supported on this device 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…

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Hamilton to start in eighth, Bottas takes Austria pole

Austrian Grand Prix on the BBC Venue: Red Bull Ring Date: 7-9 July Coverage: Race on BBC Radio 5 live. Live text commentary, leaderboard and imagery on BBC Sport website and app. Lewis Hamilton will start the Austrian Grand Prix in eighth place with title rival Sebastian Vettel second behind Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton, who started the weekend knowing he would drop five grid places because of a gearbox penalty, had a scrappy session, with numerous errors. It leaves him with a difficult task to limit the damage to his…

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