Recap of Men’s Final at Wimbledon 2017

By | 1 minute read | July 16, 2017

Gentlemen’s Singles Final

(7) Marin Cilic vs. (3) Roger Federer

First Set – 6-3 Federer in 36 minutes

Federer saved the first break point of the match, serving at 1-2 in the set.  He then broke Cilic in the next game to take a 3-2 lead and broke him again to take the set.  Cilic struggled with his serve – just 49% 1st serves in play and only 39% 2nd serves won.  He hit 3 winners and made 10 unforced errors including 2 double faults.  Federer hit 71% of his 1st serves in play and won 82% of those points.  He lost just 6 service points in the set, 3 in the game where he faced break point.

 

Second Set – 6-1 Federer in 25 minutes

Federer dropped just 2 service points in the set and broke Cilic twice to take the set in 25 minutes.  Federer made just 2 unforced errors, hit 6 winners and hit 78% of his 1st serves in play.  Cilic won 12 points in the set and put 5 of 18 returns back in play.

 

Third Set – 6-4 Federer in 40 minutes

Federer lost 7 service points in the set and did not face a break point.  He hit 11 winners and made 2 unforced errors. He broke to take a 4-3 lead and served it out from there.

 

Match Summary – Federer 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in 1 hour 41 minutes.

Federer dominated with his serve, losing just 15 points in his 13 service games and facing only 1 break point in the match.  Cilic had a subpar serving day on the one day when he had no chance without his biggest weapon.  Federer finished the match with 23 total winners and 8 unforced errors.

 

Federer – Great Number 8 – Federer’s 8th Wimbledon Title

1st serve points won – 81%

2nd serve points won – 71%

Service games won – 13 of 13 (100%)

Aces – 8

 

Federer finished the match with his 8th ace.  He lost just 8 games in the match, made just 8 unforced errors and claimed his 8th Wimbledon Singles title.

 

Federer – Great Number 8

Aces – 8

Total games lost – 8

Unforced Errors – 8

Wimbledon Singles Titles – 8