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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...
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Now with quite the taped up foot, Marin Cilic battles back to hold his first service game. His foot looked quite bruised and there's some heavy taping on there..
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Cilic opens serve in the third. Will this be the final set? It's certainly looking like it from where I'm sitting.
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Federer hit 6 winners against just 2 unforced errors....absolute clean hitting.

Meanwhile, Cilic finally takes a medical time-out now. Some time to go before the third set begins.
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Cilic's foot is now being taped up. He's looking like he's in quite some pain.
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It's just one set needed for No. 19 for Roger now!
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Roger Federer leads Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1.
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An ace down the T, clean as you like. 

Game, and set, Federer.

6-1! 
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And a forehand long. We're thinking this is all done already for Marin Cilic..


5-1.
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Cilic is being put through the wringer by Federer here and he's trying some gutsy shots. Some badly aimed cross-court backhands like that one, and it's 2nd BP to Federer! 
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Cilic reminds us quite of Sabine Lisicki in the Wimbledon 2013 final, when she went down to Marion Bartoli.
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Cilic cried through his service game, too. We're not sure if the issue is physical or psychological, but something is clearly bothering the tall ace. 

Federer holds his serve game with a great ace along the way too.
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According to sources, this is some previously known issue for Cilic. Nevertheless, the Croat comes back to play - and gets a couple of good points here. 

Until Federer comes into the net. 

Regardless, Cilic has managed a hold of serve. 

3-1
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Really lovely scenes from the crowd here, though, as a crying Cilic is encouraged back onto the court and the crowd gives him a standing ovation.

He's back to play.
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Wait wait wait.. Marin Cilic is not looking happy. He's crying in his seat now with a trainer and supervisor next to him.
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Unforced error count mounting and fast for Marin Cilic! He's now at 14 to Federer's 5 and sending standard backhands quite long.

Federer up 3-0! 
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This is not a good time to be Marin Cilic. He's serving 49% of his first serves in! It's also now break point Federer with some backhand errors from Cilic.

First break of set 2 and it's Game Roger Federer - 2-0 in the second set !
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Federer serves up a super-fast forehand winner and Cilic just gives up on returning that one. 

Game Federer 1-0 and we're on serve in set 2! 
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36 minutes. Thirty six. And it's ad Federer courtesy a Cilic unforced error, and Set Federer as Cilic double-faults! 

Game and first set Roger Federer, 6-3! 
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Cilic comes down the line to nudge that over, but he sends it out wide and it's ad Federer. 2nd set point for the Swiss!! 
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A lunge and a swing and the backhand that used to be Federer's weakness has now brought him break - and set point! 
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Federer is looking in menacing form. The Swiss ace absolutely bolts around the court and holds that game to love. It's the second love hold of the match for him and he leads 5-3.

Cilic serves to stay in the first set! 
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Federer looks threatening but in the end it's game Cilic. 

4-3 to Federer, who is still up a break of serve.
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Cilic has raced to 40-0 and there's some worry about the court...but a couple of great drop shots off Roger Federer take that to deuce.
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Finally some net play here! Federer comes into the net and puts his body behind that serve. Down the tramlines. And he's raced to 40-0.

A regulation error off the Cilic backhand.

Game Federer - with a LOVE HOLD!! 

4-2 to Roger Federer in the first set - he leads up a break of serve! 
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We're now 2-3 to Federer, who is up a break of serve!