Record-breaking Roger Federer claims eighth Wimbledon title with crushing win over Marin Cilic

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title with a 6-3 6-1 6-4 win over a tearful Marin Cilic.

An adoring Centre Court hailed Federer, who surpassed the seven All-England titles won by Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, and extended his all-time Grand Slam record to 19.
Federer dominated an anti-climactic final in which Cilic battled both nerves and a foot injury. The Croat was in tears as he received treatment at 0-3 in the second set, and needed another medical time-out before the third.
Roger Federer hits a backhand during the Wimbledon final
Roger Federer hits a backhand during the Wimbledon finalGetty Images
While his movement did not appear significantly hampered, he never seriously tested Federer in a match that lasted just over 100 minutes.
But it is hard to imagine even a fully-fit Cilic – admirably as he has competed this fortnight - upsetting the Swiss on his favourite court. This was Federer's most dominant Wimbledon performance, coming through seven matches without losing a set.
He turns 36 next month yet remains at the top of his game. His second Slam of the year moves him to three in the world rankings, and tantalisingly close to regaining the world number one spot for the first time since November 2012.
Record-breaking Roger Federer claims eighth Wimbledon title with crushing win over Marin Cilic  Record-breaking Roger Federer claims eighth Wimbledon title with crushing win over Marin Cilic Reviewed by Alexander Von Stern on 07:56:00 Rating: 5