Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer & Garbifie Muguruza Remain Victorious

Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer and Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player Garbirie Muguruza Blanco came with flying colours in the Wimbledon 2017 Tennis Championship by winning their respective matches in Men’s Single and Women’s Single categories. Roger Federer cruised to his eighth Wimbledon tide and 19tb major by beating a hobbling and emotional Marin Cilic 6-3,6-1, 6-4 in a disappointing final. Garbine Mugwuza is the women’s champion, while fresh-faced Roger Federer is the ruler of the men’s game again. Ir was a memorable milestone for Roger Federer, who became the first man in the history of the Wimbledon Championships to lift the tideight times. But it was not a memorable final. What we will remember is the despair of Marin Cilic, who came in carrying a damaged left foot – judging by the strapping around it­ and then seemed to accentuate the problem when be slipped and fell in rhe fifth game of the match. Early in tile second set, tile doctor and the trainer were called [Q attend Cilic at a changeover. His distress soon overwhelmed him and he sat weeping into his towel while Federer discreetly changed ends and returned to the court. The spectators were concerned that that might be the end of the match. Already, ten men bad retired from the court in these Championships because of injury, including Novak Djokovic in the quarter-final, The last time it happened in a men’s final was in 1911, and we can be confident that there were not 15,000 spectators watching that day, with a ticket costing almost £200 in their pocket. Cilic did at least choose to continue, and as a result he pulled off a near-impossible feat: turning the crowd against Federer on Center Court. It wasn’t mat they wanted Cilic to win. They just wanted him to put up a fight, and extend the match somewhere close to the two-hour mark. In terms of general competitiveness, the first four games represented the high-water mark.

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