Wimbledon 2017: Marin Cilic gets emotional and Twitter goes on a tear

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Sporting history was made today by Swiss tennis great Roger Federer who won his eighth men's Wimbledon title in front of a packed crowd including royals and celebrities in London.

Federer, 35, finished the contest in one hour and 41 minutes to claim his first Wimbledon title since 2012, and became the oldest man in the Open Era to win the title. "I've had an fantastic journey here and played the best tennis of my life".

"I hope it isn't my final match here and hopefully I can come back next year and defend the title". Federer also becomes the second man at 30 or over to win multiple Grand Slams in a year since Laver completed the Calendar Slam - winning all four majors in a calendar year - in 1969.

'Be proud of yourself and I hope down the road we can play some better ones'.

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"Number eight obviously means a lot to me".

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With his 36th birthday fast approaching, the evergreen Swiss will comfortably succeed Arthur Ashe, who was nearly 32 when he won in 1975, as Wimbledon's most senior champion. "It's been tough at times, but that's how it's supposed to be". Federer leads 5-3. That 8th Wimbledon title isn't too far away now. Physio had to come on the court and give some treatment and painkillers to the Croatian, playing his maiden Wimbledon final.

"For me a break really worked wonders". It was tough for me to focus on the tactics, on the things that I needed to do. The Swiss funded your Bank account for 2.5 million euros and earned 2000 ranking points that will allow the veteran Monday to become the third racket of the world. The Croat later revealed he had a nasty blister on the sole of his foot that was restricting his movement.

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He said: 'That's what I did throughout all my career, I never gave up in a match.

"But I still know that it's a big mountain to climb. I just felt it was really bad luck". During the match, his foot was giving him extreme troubles, and at one point Marin Cilic started to cry because of the pain he was enduring. At the age of 35, Federer continues to dominate on the men's side of tennis. "She's my No1 supporter".

"Number eight obviously means a lot to me because at that level, to be part of Wimbledon history, is truly wonderful".

He added: "For me it was actually very hard to focus on the match, as well, as my mind was all the time blocked with the pain".

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