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Wimbledon 2017, men's Singles final: Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic - As it happened...

With all cards against him, Cilic has a Herculean task ahead of him when he takes on in-form Roger Federer, today.

Wimbledon 2017, men's Singles final: Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic - As it happened...
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New Delhi: Roger Federer claimed his eighth Wimbledon title with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory after Marin Cilic injured himself when slipping in the first set before breaking down in tears in the second, though the Croatian continued until the end of the match which deservedly was won by his Swiss counterpart. (Wimbledon 2017, Gentlemen's Singles Final - Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic)



"It is cruel, but he fought well. He's a hero" - Roger Federer on Marin Cilic's injury


Federer: Maybe I should take more time off! Winning today is all about being healthy. To hold the trophy without dropping set is magical. 


Cilic: I gave my best and that's all I could do. I had an amazing journey here and played the best tennis of my life. Want to thank my team


Federer lifts the trophy in the air and gives it a big old kiss. It's been five years since the two last met. What an impressive victory this has been.


3rd SET: Roger Federer 6 – 4 Marin Cilic

That's all folks! Roger Federer, the Swiss magician, has won his record 8th Wimbledon title by defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic in straight sets and 19 Grand Slams.

Points: 15:0, 15:15, 15:30, 15:40 MP, 30:40 MP


3rd SET: Marin Cilic 4 – 5 Roger Federer

Cilic wins this one 40-15 but he'll have to do a lot more to win the next game when Federer will serve for to win the set and lift the title.

Points: 15:0, 30:0, 40:0, 40:15


3rd SET: Roger Federer 5 – 3 Marin Cilic | Fedrer wins

This could well be the set after which Federer will lift the elusive 8th Wimbledon title. Can Cilic hol on?

Points: 0:15, 0:30, 15:30, 15:40


3rd SET: Marin Cilic 3 – 4 Roger Federer | Federer wins

BREAK! As predicted, Federer breaks Cilic to move into the lead. Meanwhile, the heavens have also opened up and a little drizzle has started to come down.

Points: 15:0, 15:15, 15:30, 15:40 BP


3rd SET: Roger Federer 3 – 3 Marin Cilic

40-0! The score says it all. Time for Federer to break Cilic in this decisive stage of the set?

Points: 0:15, 0:30, 0:40


3rd SET: Marin Cilic 3 – 2 Roger Federer | Federer wins

No serves broken in this set! Well, it only applies to Cilic as Federer hasn't dropped a set the entire tournament. The Croatian moves into lead again.

Points: 0:15, 15:15, 30:15, 40:15, 40:30


3rd SET: Roger Federer 2 – 2 Marin Cilic | Federer wins

Federer made to some hardwork in this game, but it was all worth it to claim another game and bring points to level. Cilic improving a little but is it too late?

Points: 15:0, 15:15, 15:30, 15:40, 30:40, 40:40, 40:A


3rd SET: Marin Cilic 2 – 1 Roger Federer | Cilic wins

What a contest it was, with Cilic coming out on top in the end. Federer almost broke the Croatian, but the latter's rsilience ultimately paid dividends.

Points: 0:15, 0:30, 15:30, 30:30, 40:30, 40:40, A:40, 40:40, 40:A BP, 40:40, A:40


3rd SET: Roger Federer 1 – 1 Marin Cilic | Fedrer wins

Cilic looks frustrated, which is understandable considering the way he is being hammered by Federer, who now is level in third set.

Points: 0:15, 15:15, 15:30, 15:40


3rd SET: Marin Cilic 1 – 0 Roger Federer | Cilic wins

The treat worked! Atleast for time being as Cilic takes a 1-0 lead in third set. Can he make a comeback from here?

Points: 15:0, 30:0, 40:0, 40:15


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2nd SET: Roger Federer 6 – 1 Marin Cilic | Federer wins second set

That's that! Federer has a 2-0 lead going into the third set and looking at the way Cilic is playing, this match could be over in less than half and hour from now. Cilic recieving treatment, in the meanwhile.

Points: 0:15, 0:30, 0:40 SP


2nd SET: Marin Cilic 1 – 5 Roger Federer | Federer wins

Federer breaks an error-prone Cilic yet again! This finale isn't proving to be much of a contest. 

Points: 15:0, 30:0, 30:15, 40:15, 40:30, 40:40, 40:A BP, 40:40, 40:A BP


2nd SET: Roger Federer 4 – 1 Marin Cilic | Federer wins

No respite from Federer this time. The record champion bags another game with ease. Federer will serve for a two-set lead.

Points: 15:0, 15:15, 15:30, 15:40


2nd SET: Marin Cilic 1 – 3 Roger Federer | Cilic wins

Cilic holds on! Despite that injury scare, the Coratian bags a game to pull one back in second set.

Points: 15:0, 15:15, 30:15, 30:30, 40:30


Cilic is given a huge ovation by the crowd as he prepares to continue. He was bawling his eyes out a moment or two ago, but is going to continue.


2nd SET: Roger Federer 3 – 0 Marin Cilic | Federer wins

3-0 lead for Federer. Cilic barely able to counter Federer's questions. All the Swiss has to do at the moment is wait for the Croatian to miss. Cilic sobbing in his chair. What's going on?

Points: 0:15, 0:30, 15:30, 15:40


2nd SET: Marin Cilic 0 – 2 Roger Federer | Federer wins

BREAK in the first serve of second set for Cilic. The Croatian is losing ground and Federer is gaining momentum.

Points: 15:0, 15:15, 30:15, 30:30, 30:40 BP


2nd SET: Roger Federer 1 – 0 Marin Cilic | Federer wins

Trouble-free start to the second set for Federer. Wins without dropping a point.

Points: 0:15, 0:30, 0:40


1st SET: Marin Cilic 3 – 6 Roger Federer | Federer wins first Set

Federer BREAKS again! A double fault to win the game and indeed the set. The Swiss maestro took 37 minutes to take the first set.

Points: 15:0, 30:0, 30:15, 30:30, 30:40 BP SP, 40:40, 40:A BP SP


1st SET: Roger Federer 5 – 3 Marin Cilic | Federer wins

Federer's powerful forehands doing the business again, wins game without squandering a point.

Points: 0:15, 0:30, 0:40


1st SET: Marin Cilic 3 – 4 Roger Federer | Cilic wins

After leading 40-15, Cilic squandered lead as Federer drew back level to 40-40. The Croatian, however, didn't slip from there on and went on to win the game.

Points: 15:0, 30:0, 40:0, 40:15, 40:30, 40:40, A:40


1st SET: Roger Federer 4 – 2 Marin Cilic | Federer wins

A straightforward win for Federer. Federer clinches his first hold to love without any trouble.

Points: 0:15, 0:30, 0:40


1st SET: Marin Cilic 2 – 3 Roger Federer | Federer wins

BREAK! Federer breaks for the first time. Cilic, after being 40-0 down, fought back to bring himself 30-40 but then lost the serve to hand Federer the lead. The Croatian didn't move his feet and he nets a poor backhand to hand the first break to the Swiss.

Points: 0:15, 0:30, 0:40BP, 15:40BP, 30:40BP


1st SET: Roger Federer 2 – 2 Marin Cilic | Federer wins

Federer's feeling the pressure. He’s missing a lot early on but still hangs on to bring himself level.

Points: 15:0, 15:15, 15:30, 30:30, 40:30BP, 40:40, 40:A


1st SET: Marin Cilic 2 – 1 Roger Federer | Cilic wins

Cilic bags an easy game to move himself in lead.

Points: 15:0, 30:0, 30:15, 40:15


1st SET: Roger Federer 1 – 1 Marin Cilic | Federer wins

Not an easy beginning for the Swiss maestro too. The scores are level.

Points: 15:0, 15:15, 30:15, 30:30, 30:40, 40:40, 40:A


1st SET: Marin Cilic 1 – 0 Roger Federer | Cilic wins

A tough service game for Cilic to start the Wimbledon final. 

Points: 0:15, 15:15, 15:30, 30:30, 40:30, 40:40, A:40


18:39 IST: Roger Federer won the toss and elected to receive.


18:34 IST: Both players have arrived on pitch and the match is set to begin.


18:24 IST: Just a matter of a few minutes before the action begins. Stay tuned!


18:11 IST: Here's a glimpse of the pulsating 5-setter between Federer and Cilic when they met in Wimbledon 2016.


17: 56 IST: Luca Schmetzer from Wandsworth will take part in the coin toss ceremony today, but there's plenty to do before that... @WimbledonFdn pic.twitter.com/bdPE3OJmX6


Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will aim for an unprecedented eighth to edge past Pete Sampras, when he takes on Croatian Marin Cilic at the Centre Court for the men's singles final, today.

Roger Federer has been in the form of his life. Having won four of the six events he had enrolled so far in this year, Roger seems up an rolling in the ongoing tour where he hasn't dropped a single set yet.

Sunday's win will not only inscribe his name into eternity on clinching his eighth title at the All England Club and ergo 19 Grand Slams in total, but also will make him the oldest winner of the Wimbledon title.

For Marin Cilic, its has been more of a dream campaign there at London. This will be his first Wimbledon final. He comfortably made it to the quarters without dropping a set and then struggled against Giles Muller in a pulsating five-set quarter-final. The 28-year-old the bruised past Sam Querrey in the semis to reach his maiden final at SW19.

With all cards against him, Cilic has a Herculean task ahead of him when he takes on in-form Roger Federer, today.

When is the men's singles final of Wimbledon 2017 between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic?

The men's singles final of Wimbledon 2017 between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic is on Sunday, July 16, 2017.

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The men's singles final of Wimbledon 2017 between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic starts at 6:30 pm IST

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