Federer dominated the final, cruising to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory in an hour and 41 minutes, reports Efe news agency. No chance to save the first set from Cilic was not - Federer on his serve and didn't lose any points, and in the ninth game and closed the party another break.
The 18-times Grand Slam victor Federer, level with Britain's William Renshaw and American Pete Sampras on a joint record seven Wimbledon titles, had entered the final as the clear favourite, having not dropped a set in entire the tournament.
Cheered by the capacity crowd, including Hollywood actors Bradley Cooper and Hugh Grant, Cilic was given a glowing tribute by 8-time champion Federer. The only time the two played each other on grass was here a year back when the Swiss prevailed in five sets in the quarterfinals.
The third seed achieved the feat without dropping a set during the tournament, continuing an unlikely renaissance that began with the ageless Federer returning from a six-month injury layoff to win the Australian Open earlier this year.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched as Federer schooled the younger Cilic. The proof is in him winning both of the Grand Slams thus far in 2017 that he's played in. Get highlights of Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic here.
At the change of ends with Federer leading 3-1 in the second set, trainers had to come to the aid of the Croatian who was in tears on his seat with a foot injury. Roger is playing maybe some of the best tennis of his career at the moment, having a great season. Fourteen years later, Federer, now the father of four young children, was clean-cut and clean-shaven as he defeated Cilic to win his eighth. Three more trophies will follow in 2009 and 2012 and this year when he was once again a favorite after his unexpected title at the Australian Open And the difficulties encountered by Serbian Novak Djokovic and Scottish champion Andy Murray.
I've written about him before and I am more than happy to write about him again.