There were tears of joy and disappointment all around Centre Court at Wimbledon today, after the 3rd seed, Roger Federer of Switzerland defeated the 7th seed, Marin Cilic of Croatia, 6-3 6-1 6-4 to capture his record eighth Wimbledon Men’s Singles title.
The tears of joy belonged to the champion, Federer, who at 35 years old, has now captured his second Grand Slam title in 2017. Federer did not drop a set during the entire fortnight at SW19 and still continues to hold the record for the most Grand Slam titles on the Men’s tour, having captured a total of 19.
Unfortunately, the tears of disappointment belonged to his opponent, Marin Cilic, who developed a blister on his left foot during his semi-final clash against the American, Sam Querrey and despite some intense treatment to prepare for today’s final, it, along with Federer ended his title chances for this year.
Today’s play brings down the curtain on another spectacular fortnight of first class tennis at Wimbledon, and with the up and coming players growing in confidence, next year is likely to be another cracker.