Roger Federer cruises to 19th Grand Slam win at Wimbledon 2017

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Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles titles. AFP

Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon single

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Roger Federer and Marin Cilic pose for a photo at the net before the Wimbledon final. Federer won the toss and elected to receive. AP

Roger Federer and Marin Cilic pose for a photo at the net before the Wimbledon final. Federer won th

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Federer, appearing in his 11th Wimbledon final, was challenged early on by Cilic. AP

Federer, appearing in his 11th Wimbledon final, was challenged early on by Cilic. AP

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Cilic had the final’s first break point but Federer made sure he couldn’t convert it.

Cilic had the final’s first break point but Federer made sure he couldn’t convert it.

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Cilic cracked after dropping serve at 2-2 when his backhand went AWOL after a tumble earlier in the game. AP

Cilic cracked after dropping serve at 2-2 when his backhand went AWOL after a tumble earlier in the

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Federer then broke a nervous Cilic in the fifth game of the opening set. Reuters

Federer then broke a nervous Cilic in the fifth game of the opening set. Reuters

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Cilic’s legs looked heavy, his mind seemed a fuzz and at times he looked on the point of throwing in the towel — breaking down in tears at 0-3 in the second set. AP

Cilic’s legs looked heavy, his mind seemed a fuzz and at times he looked on the point of throwing in

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Mirka, wife of Roger Federer, sits in the players box with their children. AP

Mirka, wife of Roger Federer, sits in the players box with their children. AP

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Roger Federer couldn’t believe he’s won Wimbledon for the 8th time, later describing it as “magical”. It ended a five-year wait for a 19th grand slam many thought would remain elusive. AP

Roger Federer couldn’t believe he’s won Wimbledon for the 8th time, later describing it as “magical”

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Federer holds the winners trophy alongside Cilic, with the runners up plate. AP

Federer holds the winners trophy alongside Cilic, with the runners up plate. AP

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