Marin Cilic vs. Roger Federer: Live Updates, Score, Highlights for 2017 Wimbledon Men's Final

1:00pm UTC Jul 16, 2017London, England
Carol Schram

Roger Federer has made history with his eighth Wimbledon win, beating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday at the All England Club. Federer, 35, became the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win a Wimbledon title without dropping a set, and now holds a record-setting 19 Grand Slam titles. After skipping the French Open to better prepare for his signature event, Federer was in control for the entire match, to the point where Cilic broke down during a changeover early in the second set.

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    Roger Federer has won his record-setting eighth Wimbledon title.

    He beat Marin Cilic in straight sets: 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.

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    Expect Federer to give us more amazing moments before he finally hangs up his racquet!

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    Classy to the end, Federer offers words of consolation and understanding to his opponent Cilic as he is awarded his trophy.

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    Now It's Federer's Turn to Get Emotional.

    He breaks down as he sits in his chair, thinking about his amazing accomplishment.

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    ACE!

    Federer makes history 🏆

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    40-15

    Two championship points for Roger Federer!

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    Solid Hold for Cilic.

    It's 5-4. Federer is about to serve for the Championship.

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    Game: Federer.

    He needs just one more game to earn that record-setting eighth Wimbledon title and his 19th career Grand Slam.

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    High in historical value—a little low as far as entertainment and suspense.

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    Federer Is Getting Ready to Serve at 4-3.

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    Uh oh.

    After an unsuccessful challenge on a ball that was ruled to be out, Cilic blasts a shot into the net to set up double break point.

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    There's another hold for Cilic, who's putting together some quick points of his own.

    We're on serve in the third, at 3-2.

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    Truth.

    In tennis, there's nowhere to hide—except under your towel.

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    Cilic hangs on to hold at 2-1.

    That's the longest game we've seen since the first set.

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    A big shrug from Cilic as he hits into the net to set up break point.

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    Cilic comes out strong to win the first three points of the third set.

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    Federer is eager to get going again as Cilic's foot is re-taped. It took him just 61 minutes to complete the first two sets.

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    Cilic's shoe and sock is off, as the trainer works on his left foot.

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    Second set: complete.

    Federer holds at love, finishing off with an ace to take the set by a score of 6-1.

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    It's Looking Good.

    On his second attempt, Federer breaks Cilic to go up 5-1.

    He's now serving to take a two-set lead in the Wimbledon Men's Final.

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    Break point!

    Cilic continues to take deep breaths and rub at his eyes as he tries to regain control of his game.

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    Another clinical hold for Federer.

    Cilic has now recorded 15 unforced errors, compared to just six by his opponent.

    It's 4-1.

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    After his meltdown, Cilic holds to win his first game of the second set.

    It's 3-1.

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    Cilic has buried his head under the his towel.

    He didn't receive any treatment. Looks like he's just trying to steel himself to get back into the match.

    The crowd tried to urge him on—and he opens his service game with an ace!

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    Did that slip in the first set cause some serious damage?

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    The crowd is now getting onside with Cilic, trying to help turn this into a competitive match.

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    After another quick hold by Federer, Cilic delivers the first ace of the match—a 129 mph rocket.

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    Skipping the French Open is looking like it was a great decision, isn't it?

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    Roger Federer Wins the First Set!

    Cilic saves one break point but can't hang on to hold.

    Very impressive opening set from the 35-year-old Swiss.

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    Wow!

    Beautiful backhand across the court sets up another break point for Federer.

    Set point!

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    Federer isn't wasting any energy.

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    Cilic looks a little rattled as he tries to right the ship.

    The game gets to deuce before he holds to get the score to 4-3.

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    Federer Breaks!

    Cilic saves the first two break points but can't erase the threat.

    To the delight of the crowd, Federer is now serving at 3-2.

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    Cilic slides to land on his backside, and Federer eases a backhand over the net to get to 0-30.

    Now it's 0-40. Triple break point!

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    Game: Federer!

    We're still on serve at 2-2 in the first set.

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    Cilic's first serve is looking a little shaky in the early going.

    He has gotten only six of 13 first serve attempts into play in his first two games, but has been able to hold.

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    Game On!

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    Love the dress-up tradition! It's one of the things that makes Wimbledon so special.

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    The first game is closely contested. Cilic is able to hold for 1-0.

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    Was there any doubt?

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    Marin Cilic serves to get us started.

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    Federer looks like he's moving energetically while he and Cilic warm up.

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    Federer's seven titles currently place him in a tie with Pete Sampras and, from the Amateur Era, William Renshaw.