Roger Federer on brink of Wimbledon title after winning first two sets against Marin Cilic
Roger Federer is coasting towards a record eighth Wimbledon title at the age of 35 after winning the first two sets 6-3 6-1 against Croatian Marin Cilic in only 61 minutes.
Cilic needed a medical time-out at the end of the second set as he appeared to be struggling with injury to his left foot and his emotions in one of the most one-sided finals of recent years.
The 18-times Grand Slam winner Federer, level with Britain's William Renshaw and American Pete Sampras on a joint record seven Wimbledon titles, had entered the final as the clear favourite, having not dropped a set in entire the tournament.
Should he triumph, Federer, who turns 36 next month, will become the oldest winner of the Challenge Cup since tennis turned professional in 1968.
- 1412 FEDERER TAKES TWO-SET LEAD IN FINAL
- - Roger Federer won the second set 6-1 to take a two-set lead against Marin Cilic. The Swiss won the first set 6-3.
- 1400 MEDICAL TIME-OUT FOR CILIC
- - Cilic needed a medical time-out midway through the second set against Federer. Trailing 3-0, the Croatian looked to be in some discomfort before deciding to continue.
- 1355 FEDERER GETS EARLY BREAK IN SECOND SET
- - Federer broke Cilic's serve to take a 2-0 lead in the second set.
- 1345 FEDERER WINS THE FIRST SET OF FINAL
- - Federer won the first set against Cilic 6-3. The Swiss broke his opponent's serve in the fifth game to go 3-2 up before breaking again in the final game.
- 1300 MEN'S FINALISTS OUT ON CENTRE COURT
- - Third seed Federer of Switzerland and seventh seed Cilic of Croatia are out on Centre Court for the men's singles final.