Upgrade to BT Sport

To view this content you need to upgrade your subscription from BT Sport Lite to BT Sport Pack.

Click here to get BT Sport now

3 talking points from the final day of Wimbledon

Can Roger Federer keep going forever?

TENNIS 16/07/17 22:31
3 talking points from the final day of Wimbledon

Wimbledon drew to a close with Roger Federer writing his name into the history books by beating Marin Cilic in the men’s final.

Here, Press Association Sport picks out three key talking points from the final day’s play.

Federer hits the mark again

Obituaries for Roger Federer’s tennis career were being written years ago, yet still he keeps on achieving what seemed impossible. Now it is an eighth Wimbledon title, the first man to achieve such a feat in singles, and a 19th grand slam crown in total. This was also the first time Federer has won a Wimbledon title without dropping a set. It seems scarcely believable that he turns 36 next month. What else can Federer achieve? It will be fun finding out.

Pain for Cilic

Playing in a Wimbledon final is clearly a wonderful thing but, when things go wrong, Centre Court can be a very lonely place. It would be a hard-hearted person who did not feel for Cilic as he sobbed on his chair at 3-0 in the second set, the pain of a deep blister not allowing him to play his best. The Croatian deserves credit both for competing until the end and for making his first Wimbledon final. He is a good enough player to be back but it took him 11 attempts to reach his first one so it may prove his only chance.

Murray wins Wimbledon

The Murray name has been etched on to the Wimbledon honours board for the fourth time after Jamie partnered Martina Hingis to mixed doubles success. Ten years after he won the title for the first time with Jelena Jankovic, Murray and Hingis were the class of the field and did not drop a set, beating Britain’s Heather Watson and Finn Henri Kontinen in the final. Little brother Andy made sure he did not miss Jamie’s big moment, popping back to the All England Club for a brief appearance.

    TV Listings
    BT Mobile New Family SIM