Roger Federer has beaten Marin Cilic in the final of the 2017 Wimbledon, becoming the first man to win it 8 times.

The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with blisters on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set.

Federer, finished the contest in one hour and 41 minutes to claim his first Wimbledon title since 2012.

Federer, who at 35 years and 342 days is the oldest man in the Open Era to win Wimbledon, said: “It is magical, it’s too much really. Not dropping a set, I am in disbelief that I have achieved such heights.

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“I was not sure I would be here again in another final after last year. I had tough losses to Novak (Djokovic) in 2014 and 2015 but I kept on believing and here I am back with my eighth. It is fantastic.”

“It is cruel sometimes,” Federer said of Cilic’s physical difficulties. “But Marin fought well and is a hero, so congratulations on a wonderful tournament.”

Cilic said after the game: “I never give up in a match. I gave it my best – it’s all I can do.

“I had an amazing journey here. I played the best tennis of my life. I really want to thank my team – they gave so much strength to me.

“Of course, to all my fans in Croatia, it was really tough today. I gave it my all. I will hope I come back here another time.”

Only Czech tennis legend Marina Navratilova has more Wimbledon titles, with 9. Federer also became the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win the Wimbledon title without dropping a set.

He banks another £2.2m following the win, taking his on-court career earnings to nearly £82m.