Marin Cilic vs Roger Federer highlights: Wimbledon men’s final live scores, blog

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    Mens Singles, Final

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    Finished s1 s2 s3
    Marin Cilic, CRO (7) 3 1 4
    Roger Federer, SUI (3) 6 6 6

    Match result:

    Roger Federer has broken a swathe of records after claiming his eighth Wimbledon crown at the age of 35 with a 6-3 6-1 6-4 win over Marin Cilic in the final.

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    Roger Federer is the hot favourite to claim an unprecedented 19th grand slam and eighth at Wimbledon, but standing in his way is the powerful Marin Cilic. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the final from 11pm (AEST).

    It’s the biggest match of the year bar none, and Federer has won it seven times throughout his glittering career. He is the best player of this generation, probably ever, and Cilic faces one hell of a challenge.

    Federer has constructed his 2017 season perfectly. He started with a bang in Australia, winning the first grand slam of the year before playing the U.S. hard court season and doing a great job, winning a number of tournaments.

    The former world No.1 then took some time off tennis, skipping the entirety of the brutal clay court season. He returned just in time for the grass court season and apart from a shock first round loss at Stuttgart, he hasn’t lost a match across Halle and Wimbledon.

    His form has been so impressive that he hasn’t lost a set at Wimbledon. To put it simply, he has dominated and hasn’t looked under pressure, and with opponents like Grigor Dimitrov, Mischa Zverev and Milos Raonic falling by the wayside, it’s brilliant to say the least.

    The only thing even close to a blemish was a pair of tie-breakers against Tomas Berdych, but then his experience rose to the fore for convincing wins in the semi-final.

    Cilic will be the strongest opponent he has faced yet though, given the form of Raonic hasn’t been fantastic. Cilic, in his first Wimbledon final but gunning for a second grand slam title has a similar game plan to Raonic in a lot of ways, relying on a dominating serve and forehand game.

    Like Federer, Cilic had a strong run through the grass court season, capping it off with a final at the Queens Club. He went through the first four rounds at Wimbledon without dropping a set as well, his serve thundering opponents off the court.

    It took five sets to go past Gilles Muller in the quarter-finals though, although a 6-1 ending was dominant. He also bounced back against Sam Querrey, dropping the first set of the semi-final before going on to record a 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 7-5 victory.

    He is going to need plenty of that cool, calm and collected approach if he is to compete with Federer. There will be plenty of tough moments, and holding serve is imperative.

    Last year, the pair met in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, with Federer bouncing back from two sets down to take victory in a stunning turnaround. Federer’s form is miles better this year than it was 12 months ago though.

    In total, they have played six times, with Cilic winning only once during the semi-finals of his victorious 2014 U.S. Open campaign.

    This is likely to be a classic. Cilic’s serve will keep him in the match, but to overcome Federer he will need to find ways to break. I expect him to find a way though, as he has done bouncing back multiple times throughout the tournament, and like last year’s quarter, this to go the distance.

    Federer in five sets.

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    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 1:12am | ! Report

      Well, what an incredible win for Federer. A full match report is underway and will be published shortly.

      That’s going to wrap up our live coverage of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships as Roger Federer claimed an eighth Wimbledon title and 19th grand slam title, defeating Marin Cilic in three dominating sets.

      Hopefully you enjoyed the coverage right here on The Roar, and in fact, I hope you have enjoyed the whole fortnight. Thanks must go to Riley Pettigrew and Tim Miller for being part of the coverage, and to Josh Elliott for ensuring our blogs and scores posts have gone up at the right time.

      We do now have a few weeks off, but The Roar will be back at the end of August for the U.S. Open. That starts on August 28, with the men’s final on Monday, August 11 (Sunday 10 in the USA.) Following that, we will be live for the Davis Cup semi-final between Australia and Belgium the following weekend.

      Bye for now!

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 1:07am | ! Report


      “Tennis is cruel sometimes. Marin fought well and he is a hero. Congratulations on a wonderful tournament. He should be really proud – it’s a special occasion to play in a final.”

      (Asked about his break from tennis) “I’ve got to take more time off. I’m not sure if it’s going to work out every time I come back, but it’s great to be healthy. I feel great and not dropping a set for the tournament is magical. I can’t believe it yet. It’s too much.”

      (Talking records) “It’s great that I can achieve such highs. I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to be back in a final here after last year, but I always believed I could come back and do it again. If you believe, then you can go really far in your life.”

      “This is such a special court. So many legends have marked this court. Men’s, women’s, doubles, so to be here with Marin today is special. I’ll be back next year to defend the tournament.”

    • 1:05am
      jamesb said | 1:05am | ! Report

      Congrats to Federer. Amazing. I thought at the start of the year, Federer would end his career with 17 grand slam titles. Now he has 19. I don’t think anyone is going to catch him. Smart decision by bypassing the French Open.

      • Roar Guru

        Scott Pryde said | 1:09am | ! Report

        He is what you call freakish James. No one is catching 19. Federer is a once in a lifetime player.

        I think what we have learnt is that he will never play the French Open again.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 1:03am | ! Report


      “I never gave up throughout my career, and that’s what I did today.”

      “Definitely. I had an amazing year and I’ve played the best Tennis of my life. I can only thank my team. To my fans in Croatia, it was really tough today and I’ll be back next year to try one more time.”

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 1:01am | ! Report

      Trophies being presented now.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 12:58am | ! Report

      Presentation getting underway. Roger Federer looking quite emotional.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 12:56am | ! Report

      We will hang around to get a few words from the presentation here.

      Federer has gone through the entire Wimbledon tournament without dropping a set.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 12:54am | ! Report

      So then, Federer has eight Wimbledons and a ridiculous 19 grand slams. He is the greatest of all time, and will never be caught one would think.

      • Roar Pro

        Ben Lewis said | 12:54am | ! Report

        I really hope he makes 20…

        • Roar Guru

          Scott Pryde said | 12:57am | ! Report

          Wimbledon next year?

          • Roar Pro

            Ben Lewis said | 12:59am | ! Report

            I was hoping the Australian Open, but Wimbledon would be more fitting 😛

            • Roar Guru

              Scott Pryde said | 1:01am | ! Report

              Wimbledon might be 21 yet! There is no end in sight.

              • Roar Pro

                Ben Lewis said | 1:04am | ! Report

                Very true! He could win another 10 yet for all we know.

              • Roar Guru

                Scott Pryde said | 1:08am | ! Report

                That might be a stretch! But seriously, he could easily play another 3 or 4 Wimbledon’s.

              • Roar Pro

                Ben Lewis said | 1:10am | ! Report

                Haha yeah, a little wishful thinking. I can easily see him playing the next 3 Wimbledons; the big question for me is whether or not he goes back to Roland-Garros at any point.

              • Roar Guru

                Scott Pryde said | 1:13am | ! Report

                I’m going to say no. He has played his last match on clay.

      • 12:59am
        In brief said | 12:59am | ! Report

        Simply unbelievable

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 12:54am | ! Report

      Thoughts on the match and entire tournament Roarers?

      • Roar Pro

        Ben Lewis said | 12:56am | ! Report

        And now the Big 4 make up the top 4 rankings.

        1. Murray
        2. Nadal
        3. Federer
        4. Djokovic.

        What a resurgence.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 12:53am | ! Report


      ACE! Federer has won eight Wimbledon Championships! Sends it down the T, and that’s just a mark of his dominance today. In just 101 minutes, Federer has lost eight games on his way to the eighth championships.

      What an incredible player. What a performance. What a man. He stands and salutes the centre court crowd.


      Marin Cilic 3 1 4
      Roger Federer 6 6 6

    • Roar Pro

      Ben Lewis said | 12:52am | ! Report

      YES! What a player, what a man, what a legend!

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 12:51am | ! Report

      Cilic saves one. Wide serve, and Federer gets one ball back in but then sends a ball wide going down the line.

      He rushed that.

      Cilic 3 1 4 – 30
      Federer 6 6 5 – 40

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