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Why Wimbledon 2017 is Federer's sweetest win of all

Media playback is not supported on this device Once with Roger Federer at Wimbledon, it was all about certain perfection. You knew the end result and you knew the impossible shots and dreamy moves that would take him there. What has made this startling late renaissance – confirmed with his straight-set victory over a woebegone Marin Cilic – arguably sweeter still than even those glory days is the doubt. Doubt that he could ever be what he was. Doubt that five years without a Wimbledon title, having once held such…

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Federer 'surprised' by 2017 success after Wimbledon win

Media playback is not supported on this device Roger Federer said he always believed he could win Wimbledon again, after ending a five-year wait for his eighth title with victory over Marin Cilic. The Swiss, 35, won 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the most successful man in Wimbledon singles history, and claim a 19th Grand Slam title. Federer’s previous triumph at the All England Club was in 2012, and he has since lost in the 2014 and 2015 finals. “It’s special, Wimbledon was always my favourite tournament,” he said. Feature:…

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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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