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Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic live tennis score Wimbledon 2017 finals

Marin Cilic 3-6, 1-6, 4-6 *Roger Federer [* indicates next server]
Updated: 16 July 2017 20:37 IST - Published: 16 July 2017 17:51 IST
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That's all from me today, folks. I hope you enjoyed following this match with me - and enjoyed watching the match as much as I did! 

Off to your respective celebrations then, if you're a Federer fan, and if you're a Cilic fan, celebrate him too. He's been outplayed by the male GOAT, but had a whopper of a tournament regardless.

Federer's mother, of course, is just like any other mom. Taking a photo of her son winning a prize! 

Have a good evening/night/day, folks! 
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"Thank you Marin, thank you team, thank you Switzerland," Roger Federer signs off. 

Thank you, Roger Federer.
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"It's been really special here," Federer says, "Centre Court has always been packed."

And the most telling of all - "I hope this isn't my last match. I hope to come back next year and defend my title."
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Federer is gracious almost immediately. "You played incredibly, Marin," he says, and he says "be proud of yourself - and you will play some better ones down the road. Congratulations."

Cilic acknowledges with a small smile.
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Federer is now on court.
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Marin Cilic is out on court now. "I gave my best, and that's all I could do," he says. "I had an amazing journey here, and I played the best tennis of my life. My team have given me so much strength.."

He stops for a moment, tearing up on court now. It's been quite a rough time - and it's intimidating for ANYONE - unless you're Rafael Nadal, perhaps, to play Federer in the finals at Wimbledon. A valiant effort from him in the end despite injury.
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Players are coming onto court now for their speeches.
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Federer has now broken his own, and Pete Sampras' record of 7 Wimbledon titles. 

Now the king alone.
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And Federer wins his 8th Wimbledon title and his 19th Grand Slam with an ace down the T. 

Incidentally, that was his 8th ace of tonight's match.
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GAME, SET, MATCH, CHAMPIONSHIP ROGER FEDERER!!!! 
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First championship point goes off courtesy a rare wide forehand from Federer...
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Cilic sends two consecutive forehand errors in and brings up championship point. Crowds veering between dead silent and whooping cheers.
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Every single point being cheered here. 
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Federer serves for the match. 
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Cilic holds! Almost clinically too. Pity that at this point I think it's really just too late to do anything huge. Even if he wants to.
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Federer takes a huge big jump into the air and sends a whopper of a forehand in. Cilic nets as he has so many times today.

Game Federer.

5-3.


One game away from Wimbledon No. 8.
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Couple of wide backhands from Cilic, and then he nets a routine forehand. A couple of break points and it's break Federer.

Federer is 4-3 in the third and only a couple of games away from his 8th Wimbledon title. 

Reckon it's unstoppable now.
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And THERE'S THE BREAK OF SERVE!!
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But Federer's service games are quick and breezy and he holds for 3-3! 
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Cilic is getting a couple of aces in. He sends one in on that occasion to go 3-2 up! It's still on serve, though...
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2-2 now quickly. 

We're going on serve now in this set and Cilic has some of his mojo back already...
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Quite the lucky net cord for Cilic there and he races to 40-15 on his serve.
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The errors are coming as fast and thick as some of Cilic's forehands, unfortunately for the tall Croat. He's staying warmed up around the baseline. 

2-1 Cilic on serve.
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Cilic is really battling to keep himself in Set 3.. A couple of great slices from the Croat here and he gets them past the Swiss ace. A strong backhand down the line has taken him to 30-30 in the third...