ICYMI at Wimbledon: The world reacts to fantastic Federer

From ESPN - July 16, 2017

LONDON -- He's been the favorite from the very beginning of the tournament, but that dampens no part of Roger Federer's Wimbledon success.

The Swiss player crushed Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in 1 hour, 41 minutes.

Well hello old friend... #Wimbledon

Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017

Eight-time Wimbledon champion, 17th grass court title -- the overwhelmingly impressive list goes on:

To some extent, the men's final followed the same format as the women's from Saturday; both matches started off tight before reaching a crucial turning point from which the losers never recovered.

For Cilic, that moment came as he was trailing Federer 6-3, 4-1; he sat down in his chair, threw a towel over his head, and began to cry.

Was it an injury? An overcoming of emotions?

Spectators were left to speculate:

#Cilic trying to keep points as short as possible. Not sure what's wrong with the big man but there's clearly some kind of issue. #Wimbledon

Pat Cash (@TheRealPatCash) July 16, 2017

Although not everyone drew the same conclusions ...

The only thing injured about Cilic is his pride. He's moving fine.

Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 16, 2017

Fortunately, Cilic gave a very honest response in his postmatch press conference to clear things up:

Here's what the rest of Twitter had to say on Federer's victory:

The King of Tennis #RogerFederer #19GrandSlams

ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) July 16, 2017

John Isner (@JohnIsner) July 16, 2017

The king of grass#Federer wins an unprecedented 8th #Wimbledon.


Pat Cash (@TheRealPatCash) July 16, 2017

PURE CLASS = @rogerfederer #Wimbledon

Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) July 16, 2017

The gr-eight-est.#Wimbledon2017 #WimbledonFinal

Gary Player (@garyplayer) July 16, 2017

Roger Federer walks this earth like a god.. #Legend #Wimbledon

Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) July 16, 2017

Roger Federer is going to play just #wimbledon each year and no other tournaments until he's 55. Genius.

Nick Harris (@sportingintel) July 16, 2017

Well done @rogerfederer#winbledon

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