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NewsAlert: Swiss star Federer wins men's singles title at Wimbledon

July 16, 2017 2:56 PM
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NewsAlert: Swiss star Federer wins men's singles title at Wimbledon

LONDON - Switzerland's Roger Federer has won yet another men's title at Wimbledon.

The third seed defeated seventh-seeded Marin Cilic of Croacia 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to capture his eighth Wimbledon crown and 19th major title.

Spain's Garbine Muguruza returns to Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova, during their Women's Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Venus Williams of the United States returns to Britain's Johanna Konta, during their Women's Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Venus Williams of the United States looks down after loosing a point against Spain's Garbine Muguruza during their Women's Singles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Spain's Garbine Muguruza returns to Venus Williams of the United States during the Women's Singles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Spain's Garbine Muguruza holds the trophy after defeating Venus Williams of the United States in the Women's Singles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

It's Federer's first victory at Wimbledon since 2012 but he won the Australian Open this year.

Federer improved to 7-1 against Cilic, who beat Federer in the 2014 U.S. Open semifinals on his way to his only major title.

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Source: winnipegfreepress.com

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