Recap of Men’s Final at Wimbledon 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