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Live coverage of the Wimbledon men's singles final between Marin Cilic and Roger Federer. Plus the mixed doubles final, Murray and Hingis v Kontinen and Watson.


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and Marin Cilic will walk out on centre court in 10 minutes' time

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to contest the men's singles final here at Wimbledon.

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It's one of the biggest days in world sport,

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so not surprisingly, the tension is high.

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Simple, everyday. Ordinarily, in tennis, like music. It facilitates

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everything. It transfers power. Electricity. Like a nerve, it

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pulses. Release. Mike vein, it carries lifeblood to the heart of

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the game. To the present - and the future. 1889, and William Renshaw

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wins his seventh Wimbledon title. 111 years later, in 2000, the

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American Pete Sampras wins his seventh Wimbledon title. 2012,

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Switzerland's Roger Federer wins his seventh Wimbledon title. This trio

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entwine. Stretch the timeline to today, and

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just one has the chance to break the tie. But it is a fine line, because

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standing in his way is the former US Open champion Marin Cilic. A man

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hoping to strike his own cord. But with 18 Grand Slam titles and

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counting... Who would bet against the greatest of all time... Becoming

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the greatest of all time, here? COMMENTATOR: That is extraordinary!

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Pure genius! Brilliant! I love that! Probably the greatest champion of

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all time! Roger Federer is the man who, more than any other, knows how

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to break the tape. And thanks to Boris,

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Mac and Pat for that. So, can Roger put the "eight" into

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"great", and make history today? So, in draw order, it's Cilic

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against Federer ? Cilic has one Grand Slam title,

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the 2014 US Open. And this is what they're playing

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for - the Challenge Cup. It's made of silver gilt,

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stands 18 inches high, As for the matter of prize money,

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the winner will walk And looking ahead after the men's

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final, there's a cracking mixed doubles final ? and it includes

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a battle of Britain, as number one seeds Jamie Murray

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and Martina Hingis face defending champions Henri Kontinen

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and Heather Watson. It is an unbelievable feeling here,

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almost every seat is taken, it must bring back memories for you, Boris?

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Lots of memories, I was just thinking about how it was like when

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I was 17 and 18, just those minutes before the final, when you want to

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sink into the ground you're standing on because of the nerves. And Tim,

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you were talking about Cilic, now, let's dissect Roger Federer, and you

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have been talking about his serve putting people under pressure?

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Again, Federer's is not the fastest serve, he's not serving the most

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number of he's a, but it is the accuracy and variation. You can see

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him here, down break point in the third set against Berdych. I mean,

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that is just perfection in terms of hitting the spots and the corners

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of. This is where Boris and Andrew and myself were having a guessing

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game as to where he was going to serve, and we all got it wrong! I

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said he was going out wide, and he went straight up the middle! It is

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the foundation. He hits the spots to get himself out of trouble. Here,

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you can see the accuracy. Those green areas are within 2ft of the

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line. That's probably a bit generous for Federer, but you can see how

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accurate he is. And the serve is really important, Boris? It is the

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foundation of the game, and it puts a whole a lot of pressure on the

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returner, because he knows, if he loses his serve, Roger is going to

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hold, and win a set. The ball boys and girls coming out, everyone is so

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excited, giving them a round of applause. And for the rest of the

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tournament, we start at one o'clock, today, starting at two o'clock gives

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people a bit of extra time to finish their lunch and their pins and

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champagne. It is, the expectation is... There's your old sparring

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partner, Boris! My old friend! And Chris Evert watching as well, the

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place is full of former champions. So, the scene is set in this

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special anniversary year. In 1927, the BBC produced

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their first radio 80 years ago, the first television

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pictures were beamed from here, and 50 years ago, the first colour

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programme in the UK and Europe The BBC and Wimbledon is a special,

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unique partnership, steeped in history, and always looking

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to the future. It was a family tradition, Wimbledon

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is sort of our Super Bowl. You could feel the tradition, the magic thing,

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inside those gates. Walking through the gates, everything was so new. I

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was in awe of the whole place, it was just amazing. Loved the court,

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loved the atmosphere of the place, the ball, it was different.

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Everything I am his because of these courts. I came here for one reason

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only, to try to win Wimbledon. The waiting is over! It would be another

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dream come true. The most beautiful thing is going to happen to someone

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today. I think that's what is so special about this tournament, the

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history and the tradition, the champions that have gone before.

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Very much so. All these legends have played on this court. It really

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changes your life, once you're called the Wilden champion, doors

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will open that you never knew existed. And here is Marin Cilic,

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passing on the very heavy tennis bag! I'm not sure what they carry in

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there, their racquets, but our whole lot more as well. A lot of racquets,

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a few changes of shirts, maybe another pair of shoes as well.

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Different from any other match. Most matches, you walk onto the court

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carrying your bag and your racquets, but here, it is down to the ball

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boys and ball girls. It is quite away from the locker room is, these

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men have worked a lot and played a lot over the last two weeks, so it

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comes in handy! Did you ever talk to your opponent in the locker room?

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Always try to avoid that. This little bit, just before you come

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out, there's the awkward feeling when you look at each other, then

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you don't, you do not get into deep conversation. The locker room is

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down the corridor, down the stairs is the warm-up area. I saw Federer a

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bit earlier, doing his stretches of. Coming out of the locker room now.

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Getting ready to go out. Getting ready to go, and so they now do that

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long walk, and Cilic looking at some of the great champions on the walls.

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Going just past the members' balcony as well. In some ways, not carrying

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your bag, you get used to it, it is almost like a comfort blanket? Yeah,

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it is a new feeling, but Cilic, he must have been watching Federer,

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because he won it seven times! It can be intimidating. Yes, it is a

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nerve-racking time, the hour before must feel like four hours. Certainly

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the minutes before, you're really ready to go, the match has been

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called, the referee says, you're on. It is a long walk, as Boris said. I

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think both players will be keen to get out on the grass, get a racket

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in their hand and start hitting some balls. Just going past some of the

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guests that will be going into the Royal Box. Just on the right is

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where the trophies are. The famous Kipling saying, and out past the

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honours board. A new experience for Marin Cilic, but Roger is looking so

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relaxed, just another match. But it doesn't get easier, the importance

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of it, you know how much it means to you. Obviously, he's in his 11th

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final. TIM HENMAN: Standing ovation, and

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they haven't even hit a shot! It never happened to me!

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BORIS BECKER: I get goose bumps watching, talking about it, I get

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excited. Imagine what these two players must feel. That is the Duke

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and Duchess of Cambridge taking their seats. All you respect to

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Marin Cilic, he has earned his place in the final, but I think that

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standing ovation was for Roger Federer. I think when he left

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Wimbledon last year, everybody wondered whether that would be the

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last time we would see him because of his knee injury. Very much so, I

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think he would be the first to admit that he was not sure whether he

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would come back or not. All the scheduling at the beginning of this

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year has really worked out. He's the first one to leave his chair. Time

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for the coin toss. In this year's men's singles final, it is the turn

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of Place To Be. They have asked 11-year-old Lucas to do the coin

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toss. It provides emotional and therapeutic services in schools

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across the country, helping children to deal with bereavement and family

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breakdown. It is a charity of which the Duchess of Cambridge is patron.

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Interesting, making Federer wait a little bit. You would never have

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done something like that, Boris. Never! I don't think it is going to

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bother Roger anyway, is it? Gentlemen Hawk-Eye, as usual, when

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you challenge, say something. This is hence, this is tales.

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SUE BARKER: Big moment for Luca. Who's going to go home with a

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magnificent photo to put on his bedroom wall. You can see how tall

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Marin Cilic is, he is so much bigger than Federer. Cilic is 6ft 6ins,

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he's got long arms and legs. That's why he can served so well, because

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of the height. And we talked about Roger's injuries last year, but

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Marin Cilic is saying this is the first time in six years that he has

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been injury-free. It is always a challenge for the players. If you

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said to the 128 men and 128 women at the start of the tournament, who is

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100% healthy? You would not get many people raising their hands. It's

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what you have to deal with, the stresses and niggles. But when you

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get into the latter stages, playing best of five set matches, you've got

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to be able to manage that. I think it was amazing that this time last

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year, Federer was pretty much on one leg and he still should have got

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through to the final, he really had an opportunity against Raonic. That

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was when the questions started, is he going to be able to recover from

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this? And he ended up taking six months off, and from January this

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year, the rest is history. He has not clocked a set, and he did not

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even drop a set in Halle, either. He's sublime at the moment, and the

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question is, is he the best ever? I think so, because the competition

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gets better every year. In order to stay on top, you have to improve

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every year, therefore, my vote goes to Roger. This guy, Marin Cilic,

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players fear him? TIM HENMAN: I think there is an

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element of unpredictability. He's a bit erratic. He has had some poor

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losses in the first five months of the year. But when he gets confident

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and aggressive, that's when he's very, very dangerous. We saw it in

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2014 when he won the US Open. That helps him here, having been in a

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Grand Slam final before. And we saw how well he played at Queen's, where

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had match points in the final against Feliciano Lopez. He would

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have been disappointed to lose that, because Queen's in its own right is

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a big tournament. He talked about it coming into this event, how he had

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form and confidence and grass court tennis under his belt, and now he's

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through to another final. And Tim has been talking about the

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Cilic serve, the aces. A lot of cheap points. Yes and we don't count

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the error causing the great serve. The opponent gets a look at the

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serve. And it has to be strong. He is looking incredibly comfortable on

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the grass. He is getting Bert and better with every round. Do you

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think the first set is key? I think Federer is a good frontrunner, if he

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gets up, the chances of Cilic coming back in four or five are less. If

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you look back 10-15 years ago, if you were 6'6" you were abnormal in

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terms of height and nine times out of ten you weren't a great mover but

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now the big guys, Querrey the same and Cilic move incredibly well.

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It'll give him the wingspan to return serve and the height to hit

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the big, booming serve. He has had 14-and-a-half hours on court,

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Federer nine hours and a tough match against Giles Muller but talking

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about Federer, at the Australian Open when he came back, even he said

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he didn't know you what to do but he won the three five-set matches. He

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had been off for six months. He was talking about whether or not he

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would be good enough. What an incredible six months he has had.

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The whole year was geared towards Wimbledon. He wanted one more crack

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at it. I don't think he was convinced he was in such good form

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entering the tournament and now, six matches later, one more to go. Its

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all about history as far Roger is concerned. He wasn't won since 2012.

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And that's not good enough in Roger's book. Anyhow spoke to him in

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the clay court season and asked him about his decision. He said in all

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due respect I have won the French once, but at Wimbledon on grass, to

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be seven and make it jump to eight is massive. He wanted to focus his

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attention on to this event. He put himself right in the box seat for

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the final. Now he has to deliver one more performance. 29 Grand Slam

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finals. When we saw him here as a junior, he was good but, it is

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incredible figures. Yes and counting. When he first played in

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the Centre Court, peating Pete psalm -- beating Pete Sampras and nobody

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knew he would have so many wins and into so many finals, the number is

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mind boggling. The next gen coming up and a 35-year-old dominating

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tennis, who would've thought that. He has been voted for 14 years in a

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row, the most popular player. The crowds are going to be on Federer's

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side. How do you see it going? I think Federer will pick it up but

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maybe in four or five sets. I have to agree Federer in four. We have to

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g players at the chair and time for Boris and Tim to make their way to

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the commentary box and I hand over to Andrew Castle for this men's

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final. ANDREW CASTLE: What anticipation

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here. Centre Court full and here come our two finalists.

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Hugh Grant and Chris Kermode, executive chairman and President of

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the ATP. That was a bit tight. His first forehand of the match

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wasn't brilliant. Bounced it before the net. Easy one there and put

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himself in a spot of bother. As much as you can practise in the

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days before, you cannot practise how it feels to be in a Wimbledon final.

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Both players are nervous. Federer in his semifinal put Berdych

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under a lot of pressure early on, electing to receive. It's paying off

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here. He would've taken an opportunity to get to deuce and at

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least threaten this Cilic serve. TIM HENMAN: On the line and directed

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beautifully into Federer's body. That will be a relief for him and

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his supporters' box. Friends, relatives and coaches all up there,

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bound to be nervous, and so, too, Federer with a couple of misses that

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you might not have expected. This is not necessarily going to be a

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triumphant three-set victory for Roger Federer. You can't take

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anything for granted. Well, that will bring joy to his

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heart. The first serve repelled. I think he can turn around to, can't

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he? A couple of dodgy forehands in the first game but that one really

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executed, aggressive and early. Cilic will return the Federer serve

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back more than any other player in the tournament. Roger knows that.

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Which is Swiss German for ""Let's go." That's in the very first

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service game. That's what is going on underneath this very calm

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exterior. So held up there by the ball girl,

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collecting the ball and makes his first double.

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Only his 11th in the tournament in six previous matches.

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UMPIRE: Mr Federer challenges the ball call on the right. The ball was

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called in. If it is in, does he get the point or play a let? It is in,

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they'll probably play two. UMPIRE: Let, first service.

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Cilic not affected by that at all. There is a problem with the rule in

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tennis. The call came after Cilic hit. Or barely hit the return. So

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Federer will feel he had to win that point twice.

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Both players taken to deuce in the opening service games. Federer can

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exhale a little bit. But even after just eight minutes of the first set,

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you can feel the intensity of both players.

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The court was watered last night, after a very late-night finish, the

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ball might be staying a bit lower than we have seen in this

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tournament. It is a pretty damp day, humid, the board is not fly through

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fast. Another hold for Cilic. ANDREW CASTLE: It was a very

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late-night for the ground crew here. The doubles last night was

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absolutely spectacular, if you missed it, too bad. Lukasz Kubot and

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Marcelo Melo coming through a hard five setter. That was followed by

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the women's doubles, which finished an awful lot quicker. This court

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obviously gets chewed up just behind the baseline, just where they land

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on serve. You can see those patches, it has always been thus, and every

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year, it wears slightly differently. You're going to get a couple of

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bounces which are not perfect on a grass court, it's part of the deal.

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And there is no doubt, when you look at those worn patches these days,

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with players coming to the net far less frequently, behind the baseline

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is going to take a hammering. Grant just taking on towel due to --

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duties, actually. BORIS BECKER: If you're up at the

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old footage, the courts look far worse. I think overall, the courts

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are in fantastic shape. That's going to be one of the key

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shots in the game, Cilic's return on the Federer serve, especially on the

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second serve. We always talk about how Federer

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likes to make a fast start, get the early break, but it's check that's

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posing a few problems. He doesn't serve many double faults,

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Federer, he's served 12 in the tournament, two today. He's focusing

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on pressing a bit harder on the second serve against an opponent who

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he feels threatened by on the return.

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And we have our first break point of this 2017 final, and it's Cilic's.

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Jonas Bjorkman with the Hatton there. He likes that play. If you

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see a second serve on a big point, climb on it, go for it. You've got

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to make it! Put the ball back into play, at least!

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Amazing how, even in the fourth game, these little points here and

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there can have a huge impact on proceedings.

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Roger Federer, hugely experienced, but it doesn't count for too much

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when you have to go out there and do it again and again and again.

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Sometimes he says he wants to go out there and lay as if he had no

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experience at all, go out and play with the freshness of an

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18-year-old, who hasn't made all those mistakes.

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Since being break point down in the previous game, Federer has won four

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straight points. It seems like Federer is slowing down the pace in

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the last couple of rallies. No wonder the court has worn out,

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he's bouncing the ball so many times, isn't he?

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Oh, slimmed down, Cilic, and Federer manages to scamper across himself!

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That could have been nasty for Marin Cilic, and Federer just managing to

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get it up and over the net. Actually, is left him quite a lot to

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do, didn't it? Federer just happy to get it back.

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Taking the pace off it, forcing Cilic to generate the pace himself,

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and he didn't look comfortable on that forehand. Six straight points

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to Federer. And the pressure tells. First break

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to Federer. Marin Cilic is not getting enough

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first serves in, notably on that break point, but in previous games

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as well. Perhaps a sign of nerves. Having had that break point, what

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disappointment, almost got back into it, Tim? He did, he had a bad spell

:41:47.:41:54.

there, losing six points in a row. Look where Federer is looking to

:41:55.:41:57.

take the return, stepping in, looking to control it when he gets

:41:58.:42:03.

the opportunity. A bit like when the opening goal goes in in goal, where

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previously in not much was going on, Boris? At the start of the match,

:42:10.:42:13.

it's always important to get your nose ahead a little bit. It's funny,

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he looks up to him so much, but he's in the opposite coaching box to Ivan

:42:23.:42:35.

Lubicic. I just feel conditions are a lot slower today. Federer likes to

:42:36.:42:39.

win the points a lot faster, especially on the serve.

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UMPIRE: Correction, the ball was good. Replay the point. It looks

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pretty fast to me out there, Boris! Excellent overall from the umpire,

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the first men's singles final for him.

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It feels like Cilic wants to go for a bit too much now, slightly

:43:33.:43:59.

overhitting the groundstrokes. Matches within matches, Federer, ten

:44:00.:44:41.

of the last 12 points, from break point down. About to go up 4-2.

:44:42.:45:02.

The former Swiss Davis Cup captain in there, and Ivan Ljubicic there,

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the physical trainer and Miirka his wife and his agent. The normal crew

:45:11.:45:17.

in the front row. Mum and dad here, too. I wonder if the two sets of

:45:18.:45:27.

twins will make an appearance, if he wins today?

:45:28.:45:32.

Federer had a little bit more freedom on the shot. He can break up

:45:33.:45:37.

and take more chances. This time Federer from the serve,

:45:38.:47:11.

went one step earlier, and the return went out. Beautiful.

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Well, it was in the semifinal with Tomas Berdych, he was trying to make

:47:41.:47:48.

this shot for about an hour. One was terrible. This ranges in now T

:47:49.:47:53.

hardly got to the service line, one of the ones with Berdych but this

:47:54.:47:57.

was perfection. He got the right club there? A 56 degree wedge? A lob

:47:58.:48:01.

wedge. A bit of backspin. Physical felt like Cilic had a

:48:02.:48:29.

chance it steady the ship up, 40-0 on serve. Back it deuce. -- back to

:48:30.:48:33.

deuce. Cilic a little indecisive here.

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Could've taken the ball out of the air.

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UMPIRE: New balls, please. Federer leads 4-3, first set. Well, a bit of

:49:06.:49:21.

sporting history for Marin Cilic as far as Croatia is concerned. Goran

:49:22.:49:26.

Ivanisevic of course the winner in 2001. We won't talk about that and

:49:27.:49:30.

the French Open champion in 1997 but nobody in Croatia has ever won two

:49:31.:49:36.

of these major Championships. Others playing under the Yugoslav flag,

:49:37.:49:41.

were also finalists. Pilic, as well, who I know you know well, Boris but

:49:42.:49:47.

on the verge of his own sporting history, Marin Cilic. How do you

:49:48.:49:52.

think he has settled, Boris? I think Federer is in better shape for the

:49:53.:49:56.

moment. But the last service game was a bit more convincing even

:49:57.:50:01.

though he had let a 40-0 slip back to deuce. They are having new balls

:50:02.:50:05.

now, I think the slower conditions affect the Cilic game more than

:50:06.:50:10.

Federer. They are eyes only for each other, there, the Duke and Duchess.

:50:11.:50:22.

A beautiful royal box. Rod Laver, Michael McIntyre, Hugh Grant, Eddie

:50:23.:50:28.

red main. Quite an occasion out There and Stefan Edberg there, with

:50:29.:50:36.

his wife. A former champion here. So, serving with new tennis balls,

:50:37.:50:39.

4-3. Federer playing with a bit more

:50:40.:51:28.

freedom, unshackling his ankles and arms.

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He is ranked world number 5 at the moment, despite being Australian

:51:43.:51:47.

Open champion. Really hasn't played that much tennis. He did the

:51:48.:51:55.

sunshine double. What is that, oh, Roger, greatest of all time." He

:51:56.:52:03.

took the entire clay season off, came back and played Stuttgart. Then

:52:04.:52:13.

won hchl alle, for the ninth time. . -- then won Halle, for the ninth

:52:14.:52:16.

time. Without dropping a set. Chill has had a good grass court

:52:17.:52:32.

season, having match point at Queen's Club against Lopez.

:52:33.:54:12.

I did see one empty seat, it's up by gangway 311, but I haven't seen any

:54:13.:54:23.

others. 14,999 in here. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

:54:24.:54:37.

Ripped it across court. And that gives him set point. 34

:54:38.:54:42.

minutes played. The fist one was speedy. The second one...

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A good serve from Cilic. He not only wants Federer to serve for the set

:55:11.:55:21.

but if he were to lose this set, it would be better to be serving first

:55:22.:55:25.

in the second. The serve percentage is not as good

:55:26.:55:52.

for Cilic as it has been in the tournament, just about 50%. Even

:55:53.:55:57.

worse on the second serve. Under the pressure.

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UMPIRE: Let, first service. Cilic hasn't served an ace yet,

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which indicates that Federer is seeing the direction that Cilic

:56:13.:56:13.

wants to serve, early. UMPIRE: Game and first set, Federer.

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36 minutes it's taken. Roger Federer takes another step towards history.

:56:36.:56:45.

Of course, he is going for his eighth Wimbledon title. His 19th in

:56:46.:57:00.

total. That would match Helen Wills Moody a great start of the '20s and

:57:01.:57:07.

'30s. The break was key. Federer got there first but Cilic had his

:57:08.:57:12.

chances as well, it has to be said, Tim? He did early on but on the

:57:13.:57:19.

left-hand side, Cilic in the serving categories, less than 50% of first

:57:20.:57:23.

serves going in. Coming into this match he was high 60s. Federer

:57:24.:57:26.

getting too many looks at second serves. And we saw there, as Cilic

:57:27.:57:33.

returned to his chair having lost the first set, he gave his racket a

:57:34.:57:39.

massive smack on the chair. He is obviously frustrated with his

:57:40.:57:43.

performance. And looking to try and show a little bit of emotion to get

:57:44.:57:48.

back into the match. The first set is over, you can press the reset

:57:49.:57:56.

button. It was a bit of an ordeal most of the time for Cilic. A couple

:57:57.:58:00.

of misses early on which unsettled him. Yeah, you can tell the occasion

:58:01.:58:06.

has got to him. So far he is playing in not a free and relaxed way. In

:58:07.:58:13.

the first couple of games. Maybe it is good for him to get the

:58:14.:58:17.

frustration and nerves out. He is not moving his legs and arms. He

:58:18.:58:20.

almost looks like he is intimidated by the final. Bjorkman there, who

:58:21.:58:28.

lost to his charge's opponent in the 2006 semifinal. I talked to Jonas

:58:29.:58:35.

about that match because I was on the receiving end of a lesson from

:58:36.:58:42.

Federer a couple of years prior to that. He said he was coming off the

:58:43.:58:47.

court playing the best tennis of his life. He lost 2-0 in two and he said

:58:48.:58:51.

he played well. -- He lost to love in two. Now

:58:52.:59:08.

Federer wants to keep the momentum on his side.

:59:09.:59:41.

Well, that will keep the momentum, won't it? Federer was serving 66%

:59:42.:59:52.

first serves in for the tournament. Today 75% first serves. Finding the

:59:53.:59:54.

mark. Peaking at the right time. That's what's been so amazing over

:59:55.:00:14.

the years with this man, producing his best at the most important stage

:00:15.:00:17.

of the tournament. The crowd would like to see a match here, Cilic is

:00:18.:00:23.

going to have to up his game, or he's going to get thrown off this

:00:24.:00:28.

Centre Court fairly fast. The first stage is to hold.

:00:29.:00:44.

And his very first ace of the match here we go. 144 three is the fastest

:00:45.:00:54.

this tournament. BORIS BECKER: That's what he needs -

:00:55.:01:45.

quick points on his serve, to make this match competitive again.

:01:46.:02:38.

He's falling apart a bit. TIM HENMAN: Not always easy when

:02:39.:02:48.

you're a big man, if you're a bit nervous, one thing which does not

:02:49.:02:51.

always work is your footwork, making those small steps.

:02:52.:03:00.

ANDREW CASTLE: He's got to get those size 14s moving.

:03:01.:03:17.

That's away as well, and this is difficult now, difficult to watch,

:03:18.:03:23.

in some ways. A set and a break. It reminds me a little bit of the

:03:24.:03:43.

women's final yesterday, where the first set was close, and then all of

:03:44.:03:49.

a sudden, one of them starts swimming away. This man has been

:03:50.:03:56.

hearing 11 times, he knows exactly what it feels like, on the winning

:03:57.:04:06.

end and on the losing end. Now, he speeds up the game, he keeps the

:04:07.:04:11.

points short. He sees that Cilic has made 13 unforced errors, he's got

:04:12.:04:16.

the momentum, he wants to put his foot on the accelerator.

:04:17.:04:58.

He needs to win these, doesn't the? He needs to win those exchanges.

:04:59.:05:06.

Points won on second serve will be crucial today, because that

:05:07.:05:09.

indicates who is winning from the back of the court. And the news on

:05:10.:05:12.

that front is bad for Cilic. There's another important step that

:05:13.:05:39.

goes with that Eddie Betts first serve percentage. If you're serving

:05:40.:05:45.

on a very high level, you don't have to hit many second serves a. This

:05:46.:05:54.

doesn't look promising. The tournament doctor and

:05:55.:05:59.

physiotherapist are out there with him, and he seems to be very

:06:00.:06:05.

emotional. The supervisor is there. He's clearly in terrible shape here,

:06:06.:06:12.

and I had no idea that this was an ongoing situation, which it appears

:06:13.:06:37.

to be. We hope he's OK. He had along four-setter with Sam Querrey, he had

:06:38.:06:40.

a day to recover yesterday, but obviously, it was not enough, it

:06:41.:06:51.

seems. I saw him holding his leg a couple of times in the first set,

:06:52.:06:59.

and he did slip over at one stage. 14.5 hours on court is a lot of wear

:07:00.:07:05.

and tear. Vincent, on the right-hand side, is his agent. We would hate

:07:06.:07:09.

final to finish this way. We remember another shortened match

:07:10.:07:28.

that he played in the Queen's final in 2012 against David Nalbandian.

:07:29.:07:36.

You may remember David now banned in kicking one of the hoardings at the

:07:37.:07:47.

side and striking the line judge. So, the medical team, the

:07:48.:07:51.

supervisors, the tournament referee, it appears to be something that

:07:52.:07:55.

everybody knew about. Federer is ready to play.

:07:56.:08:00.

Wonderful scenes, the crowd is giving Cilic a standing ovation.

:08:01.:08:33.

Federer obviously observing the situation. I'm sure he doesn't know

:08:34.:09:13.

what's going on with Cilic. Is it possible that he just took

:09:14.:09:52.

such an emotional hammering in that first set and was just disappointed?

:09:53.:09:56.

You can react in all sorts of ways, I wouldn't have thought so, but...

:09:57.:10:02.

It must be physical, mustn't it? Groundstrokes, down in speed. You

:10:03.:10:10.

can get quite wound up over the course of six matches and two weeks

:10:11.:10:13.

when you're trying to achieve a career ambition. No hint of an

:10:14.:10:19.

injury, and they didn't stay there for the medical time-out.

:10:20.:10:24.

BORIS BECKER: On this Centre Court, you have to show your true

:10:25.:10:50.

character. Oh, that will do! And that's what you've got to do to get

:10:51.:10:59.

out of a service game! Serve-volleying a lot, keeping the

:11:00.:11:03.

points short, demonstrating a lovely touch there. He found some dexterity

:11:04.:11:11.

as well, with a bit of luck, he'll be OK. He's bouncing up and down

:11:12.:11:14.

like he means it now. So, as we continue to monitor what

:11:15.:13:18.

the problem is with Marin Cilic, we have just had a medical team and the

:13:19.:13:24.

referee and the supervisor all out at the same time, let me get a

:13:25.:13:27.

couple of silly numbers out of the way on the Roger Federer career. He

:13:28.:13:31.

played his 42nd Grand Slam semifinal against Tomas Berdych on Friday.

:13:32.:13:38.

This is the 29th time that he's been in a Grand Slam final, he's won 18

:13:39.:13:52.

of those. And he's lost ten. The only person who has managed to best

:13:53.:13:56.

him in one of these finals, the only three players are Novak Djokovic and

:13:57.:14:00.

del Potro. It is an amazing record. It's very difficult to tell now what

:14:01.:14:24.

was going on with Cilic, there was no medical time-out. Maybe he has

:14:25.:14:27.

just gone through an emotional roller coasters, that's what this

:14:28.:14:31.

court does to you come there is no hiding place! You can't say, I don't

:14:32.:14:36.

feel so good! Millions of people all over the world are watching right

:14:37.:14:40.

now. Everybody in Croatia are on their feet! You want to make all of

:14:41.:14:55.

these people proud of you. And he should, he's done so well so far. I

:14:56.:14:59.

just hope for him that he gets back into the swing of things.

:15:00.:15:04.

Looks like he's recovered a little bit. Got his feet on the ground

:15:05.:15:15.

again. Dad Robert in the front row and mum

:15:16.:15:51.

Lynette right behind him. Must be so proud.

:15:52.:15:58.

They weren't so proud when he used to throw his racket around in junior

:15:59.:16:08.

tournaments, until he calmed down a bit. They said he was a family

:16:09.:16:13.

embarrassment and they weren't going to drive him around!

:16:14.:17:11.

Federer not letting Cilic have anything to hold on to in this

:17:12.:17:15.

second set. He looks all sweet and neat and

:17:16.:17:44.

tidy, doesn't he, Roger Federer? But as a competitor, I wouldn't say he

:17:45.:17:51.

is second to none but him and Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, they will not let

:17:52.:17:56.

an opponent who is suffering away. And that sounds rude, but it is the

:17:57.:18:02.

nature of the sport. There is one winner and one loser, you don't have

:18:03.:18:04.

draws in tennis. UMPIRE: Mr Federer challenging the

:18:05.:18:17.

call on the left, far side line. The ball was called out.

:18:18.:18:29.

Mr Federer has two challenges remaining. Federer will be awhich

:18:30.:18:35.

are that he just has the one break of serve between him and Cilic at

:18:36.:18:41.

the moment. Two would mean the set, pretty much.

:18:42.:18:52.

The fastest serve of the match, 135 miles per hour. Federer, sticks out

:18:53.:19:01.

a racket and comes out with interest. -- 134. The fastest serve

:19:02.:19:04.

of the tournament. Cilic just walking around in front

:19:05.:19:36.

of our commentary box, the one thing you would say, at times in his

:19:37.:19:43.

career, how well he has dealt with the nerves, looking completely lost

:19:44.:19:48.

out there. UMPIRE: Let, first service.

:19:49.:19:52.

His opponent not helping things. Well, whether or not he needed a

:19:53.:20:10.

doctor, medical attention and the referee and supervisor, we really

:20:11.:20:19.

cannot tell, he started crying just a few minutes ago. It is a horrible

:20:20.:20:29.

situation, you want the ground to open up and swallow you in

:20:30.:20:33.

situations like this. Very, very difficult. He is getting hammered,

:20:34.:20:36.

bottom line, he is getting hammered. Hour played and about to go two sets

:20:37.:20:39.

down. Set point set set for a 2-0 sets

:20:40.:20:58.

lead. UMPIRE: Game and second set, Federer. And that's that.

:20:59.:21:07.

New balls, please. Well, the doctor and physio are out once again.

:21:08.:21:27.

Earlier on this year, he came back from 2-0 sets, he has done it a few

:21:28.:21:37.

times in his career. He did it against a Polish player. But to come

:21:38.:21:42.

back on Centre Court against Federer from two sets down, would seem

:21:43.:21:43.

unusual. He is clearly upset, still. And somebody diligent and marvellous

:21:44.:22:03.

has just handed me a piece of paper. Thank you very much. The last time

:22:04.:22:08.

we saw a retirement - anti-inflammatories going in - a

:22:09.:22:16.

retirement in the final of Wimbledon was 1911, Herbert Roper Barrett

:22:17.:22:25.

retired after Anthony Wilding. . Bet you didn't know that, Tim? ? Well,

:22:26.:22:31.

if you had asked me I would have told you. I didn't need anyone to

:22:32.:22:37.

tell me Well, maybe that's the reason why the front foot kicked up.

:22:38.:22:42.

That's not unusual, tennis players' feet are some of the most horrible

:22:43.:22:44.

things on earth. Second serve points won, Federer,

:22:45.:23:03.

100%, Tim? Again, we pointed out Cilic's problems with his serve in

:23:04.:23:08.

the first set. We have to highlight Federer's sensational display. Eight

:23:09.:23:14.

out of ten first serves finding the mark. When it goes in, 86% of those

:23:15.:23:19.

points are won, and 100% behind the second serve.

:23:20.:23:33.

A number of times this week when players have had their niggles and

:23:34.:23:40.

pains. Obviously nobody wants to talk about it. But nowadays we see

:23:41.:23:50.

it. UMPIRE: Ladies and gentlemen, Mr Cilic is receiving a medical

:23:51.:23:53.

time-out. Well, one of the features at the first week of the

:23:54.:23:57.

Championships was when a player said he took a medical time out as a

:23:58.:24:02.

matter of strategy. He said the match was not going his way, he went

:24:03.:24:07.

into the press conference afterwards and admitted that but when that

:24:08.:24:11.

happens, you should keep quiet about it but no suggestion at all other

:24:12.:24:17.

than Marin Cilic is injured and possibly extremely upset. And

:24:18.:24:22.

Federer won't back off, even for a second here. The doctors working on

:24:23.:24:27.

him. And another Dr Watching on. David Tennant. Not in the Royal Box.

:24:28.:24:34.

We will find later on who the 13th Dr Who is going to be. It might be a

:24:35.:24:43.

female. We will see. That's after this men's final. Now most viewers

:24:44.:24:47.

are probably surprise to see ankles and feet like that but I promise

:24:48.:24:54.

you, 80% of the players have their feet and ankles taped up and...

:24:55.:24:59.

Boris, we have a member of the committee here, we must ask him what

:25:00.:25:05.

we are going to do with guys who go out on the court because the prize

:25:06.:25:11.

money that is so sensational. There are some guys who went out on the

:25:12.:25:16.

court in the first week and they were taking first-round prize money,

:25:17.:25:18.

Djokovic and Federer played opponents who didn't look like they

:25:19.:25:22.

were going out there with a chance of winning, ?35,000 to lose in the

:25:23.:25:28.

first round what are we going to do? Not looking like they had a chance

:25:29.:25:33.

of winning and not looking like they had a chance of finishing the match.

:25:34.:25:40.

It is something that is going to be trialled on the tour, where a couple

:25:41.:25:46.

of times a year where if you are on site and you get injured beforehand

:25:47.:25:51.

you can take a portion of your prize money and pull out so you can let a

:25:52.:25:58.

lucky loser take your place so we can have a competitive match. But it

:25:59.:26:03.

is almost like the Grand Slams have been a victim of their own success.

:26:04.:26:09.

They have built up the prize money on left-hand side of the draw, to

:26:10.:26:13.

support the men and women trying to further their careers. It is not

:26:14.:26:18.

cheap travelling around the world to pay your way, but not good for the

:26:19.:26:24.

tournament when you have six or seven people pull out and don't

:26:25.:26:26.

compete the matches. And we televised the qualifying for

:26:27.:26:29.

Roehampton, which I hope we will do again. If you want to see energy,

:26:30.:26:36.

dedication and commitment, it was on hand there. Any of them would've

:26:37.:26:41.

been happy to have taken these ailing players' position on the

:26:42.:26:46.

tour. There we are the Duke and Duchess there. The Duchess the

:26:47.:26:49.

patron of the All England Tennis Club, taking over that position from

:26:50.:26:51.

the Queen. UMPIRE: Time. Everyone hoping that Marin Cilic is OK. Well,

:26:52.:26:59.

if you need an explanation of what went on, he has a problem with his

:27:00.:27:03.

foot and couldn't walk on it. The last time somebody managed to

:27:04.:29:12.

come back from two-sets down in a Wimbledon final to win, it was in

:29:13.:29:18.

1927, the year of the first BBC Broadcast. Let's just hope for the

:29:19.:29:25.

sake of the final and the spectators that it'll be more of a match now.

:29:26.:29:41.

Exactly the piece of grass where Marin Cilic fell over. We talked

:29:42.:30:08.

about Cilic's return position coming into this match. He's standing a lot

:30:09.:30:17.

further back and then being very aggressive. The problem when you

:30:18.:30:23.

stand a long way back, it gives your home and the opportunity to get

:30:24.:30:26.

closer to the net if they serve and volley.

:30:27.:30:45.

The Cilic forehand is always the week 01. He takes more chances on

:30:46.:31:01.

it. -- always the weaker one. It's good to let it out. Focus on tennis

:31:02.:31:09.

again, and concentrating on putting the ball in play.

:31:10.:31:33.

A certain amount of turmoil in the Croatian's head. He's a bit

:31:34.:31:43.

embarrassed. Only one hour and 11 minutes, and he's disappointed with

:31:44.:31:44.

himself so far. But that's in the past. You can only

:31:45.:32:00.

change the present. Federer doesn't make it easier for

:32:01.:32:13.

him, obviously. You feel at this stage, every point

:32:14.:33:24.

is hard to come by for Cilic. Trying to keep himself in this third set

:33:25.:33:25.

and the match. May be the best shot of the match so

:33:26.:34:07.

far. He got his man. A couple of gutsy Quins, better

:34:08.:35:08.

points from Cilic. 0-30 to 40-30. -- a couple of gutsy points.

:35:09.:35:28.

Those size 14s just don't want to move.

:35:29.:35:55.

And Federer doesn't make it easier for you. Getting the ball back in

:35:56.:36:43.

play, making his opponent always get one more shot.

:36:44.:37:10.

Oh, he can't do anything, can he? He has only made 40 out of 71st serves,

:37:11.:37:17.

so many unforced errors... Centre Court against Federer in a

:37:18.:37:31.

Wimbledon final, it's too much of an ask at the moment for Cilic.

:37:32.:37:36.

Many a player has stepped out on the grass courts of Wimbledon, the

:37:37.:37:53.

Centre Court, and found it difficult.

:37:54.:38:23.

Six foot six, stretch the arm up, get up there, smack it, and then sit

:38:24.:38:39.

down 2-1 up. Yes! Good boy. What a relief!

:38:40.:38:47.

Rod Laver. All of these great champions looking on. This man won

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or four Grand Slam championships in the first year, first as an amateur

:38:56.:39:01.

in 62, then professional in 69. He won 11 Grand Slam championships, but

:39:02.:39:05.

he was denied five full years of winning more slams. He would have

:39:06.:39:09.

picked up 21 Grand Slams. They were all on grass those days. Roger

:39:10.:39:17.

Federer is the first to admit that Rod Laver, had he been playing for

:39:18.:39:21.

those five years, he'd have probably reached 18 or 19. Stefan Edberg with

:39:22.:39:32.

six, Roger Federer now on 18. The most of any player, Margaret Court

:39:33.:39:40.

with 24. They' -- there was Steffi Graf in 88, and the Olympic gold

:39:41.:39:48.

medal in Seoul. We could the German slam -- the golden slam. It's very

:39:49.:39:55.

difficult to compare generations. Obviously, we call Roger Federer the

:39:56.:40:04.

gold. We mention what Labour in the same breath. -- Rod Laver.

:40:05.:41:21.

Cilic can't get it going. He can't get any rhythm on the return. Too

:41:22.:41:27.

many unforced errors, even on Federer's second serve. We see him

:41:28.:41:33.

dancing around at the back of the court.

:41:34.:41:43.

You normally see that at the beginning of the match, when you are

:41:44.:41:48.

trying to get your feet working, but less likely to see it in the third

:41:49.:41:50.

set. The first thing that those is the

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movement. -- that goes. Is it me or is it getting a little

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darker? I'm afraid to say that the weather forecast isn't great. But

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lets see what happens. You never know, with these forecasts. Rain

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delays against a Croatian! Of course! Happy memories.

:43:23.:43:34.

Not to worry, we have a roof now the matches.

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Just towards the end of your career, it slowed down.

:43:54.:44:35.

The first serves is improving a little bit. A couple more free

:44:36.:44:44.

points. He needs every one of these just to make it a match.

:44:45.:45:26.

I don't think he has any idea where his forehand goes. I hate to say it.

:45:27.:45:37.

He has had it hitting the net quite a lot today.

:45:38.:46:00.

Plenty of opponents, as we were saying, found it difficult going in

:46:01.:46:08.

the final. Tomas Berdych came n having beaten, Djokovic and Federer

:46:09.:46:12.

in 2010 and looked a little overawed in his final against Rafael Nadal

:46:13.:46:21.

but Leighton Hewett in 2002, that was embarrassing for Nalbandian that

:46:22.:46:24.

year, there is nothing embarrassing to get to the Wimbledon final but to

:46:25.:46:32.

be that one-sided, you feel disappointed. I remember Nalbandian

:46:33.:46:37.

was allowed to practise on Centre Court leading up to one final. He

:46:38.:46:45.

hasn't played on it. But it didn't seem to be much difference. Quickly

:46:46.:46:50.

beaten. Have you ever had a final when you came off and went - that's

:46:51.:46:55.

no good Well the last four, all of them weren't that good but I had

:46:56.:46:59.

never a final that was straight sets, easy. But we keep saying it,

:47:00.:47:11.

it is, on Sundays, this court, the Wimbledon final, it is a frightening

:47:12.:47:14.

place. There is no two ways about it. You

:47:15.:47:21.

either love it or you don't. This scenario we have seen before,

:47:22.:47:59.

Cilic works so hard to hold serve. Saved break points, 50 seconds

:48:00.:48:02.

later, Federer at 40-0. A reminder that the mixed doubles

:48:03.:49:33.

final follow this men's singles final.

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Jamie Murray playing with Martina Hingis, and Heather Watson on the

:49:48.:49:57.

other side. Two two Britons. UMPIRE: Mr Cilic challenges the

:49:58.:50:04.

call. The ball was called out. Call stands. Mr Cilic has two challenges

:50:05.:50:07.

remaining. You just knew it. Federer had gone

:50:08.:50:31.

the wrong way. And if the rain is going to come, it needs to come

:50:32.:50:39.

quickly for Marin Cilic. As Roger Federer closes in on Championship

:50:40.:50:40.

number 8. And another forehand error hits the

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net. Federer, two games away, two sets a and a break up in this

:51:16.:51:20.

Championship match of Wimbledon 2017.

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Well, let's see what is going on with the weather outside. It is

:51:28.:51:33.

certainly clouding and at the moment heavy cloud. A few spots on the

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camera lens. You can see the rain coming down in the distance. Marin

:51:40.:51:46.

Cilic could be six or seven or eight minutes away from losing this match.

:51:47.:51:51.

Incidentally, let me update you on some juniors here. The Spanish

:51:52.:51:57.

player has won the junior boys' single. A great effort. Four players

:51:58.:52:03.

have gone on from the junior Championship to win the senior

:52:04.:52:13.

Championship, Borg, Edberg Cash and the man in your picture. No

:52:14.:52:18.

guarantee of success if you win it, but it is likely. So Fokina has

:52:19.:52:33.

beaten Geller. What is this man thinking right now? Roger? Yes. Hold

:52:34.:52:40.

serve. One at a time. Collect the cheque.

:52:41.:52:44.

It looks inevitable at the moment, but he has to get the job done. 4-3.

:52:45.:53:00.

It's been a long time since he lifted this trophy, in his term,

:53:01.:53:08.

five years. Connor s had to wait eight years when his two

:53:09.:53:13.

Championships. -- between his two Championships.

:53:14.:53:38.

Some subtlety at last from Marin Cilic, it comes off. But it only

:53:39.:53:48.

brings him back to 30-15 down. Up 6-3, 6-1, 4-3, you know, still,

:53:49.:54:17.

how intensed and focussed Federer is. And you've got to be. So much

:54:18.:54:30.

can happen on the way to holding. A year ago he lost his Championship, a

:54:31.:54:35.

heart broken man. -- he left this Championship, a heart broken man.

:54:36.:54:39.

Everybody doubted him - is he ever going to come back? Is he going to

:54:40.:54:46.

come back playing well? Well, 12 months later, he is answering

:54:47.:54:48.

everybody. Cilic had 30 aces coming in here.

:54:49.:55:25.

That's only his third of the match. I think all Cilic can do at this

:55:26.:56:25.

point - ask the ultimate question. UMPIRE: Game, Cilic. New balls,

:56:26.:57:21.

please. Oh, Federer would've loved that. He knew it was coming, the new

:57:22.:57:29.

balls. That's what he was after. That's why he changed his racket.

:57:30.:57:33.

Knowing he would be playing for these new tennis balls. Saving them

:57:34.:57:37.

for the Championship. How does that feel? A beautiful ring. He had to

:57:38.:57:46.

wait five long years. Grass was his likely surface to win the majors. He

:57:47.:57:52.

has won seven. He is on the verge of history. No man has won eight titles

:57:53.:57:55.

here. That's the one. The trophy will be presented,

:57:56.:58:10.

perhaps, after this next service game from Roger Federer, who

:58:11.:58:13.

attempts to win Wimbledon number 8, without dropping a set. In the

:58:14.:58:19.

Australian Open he achieved that in 2007 but never at Wimbledon. This is

:58:20.:58:28.

the moment he finds the most fragile today. He is human. There is a

:58:29.:58:32.

beating heart underneath. He does feel the occasion now. Cilic has

:58:33.:58:39.

forgotten to take out a new racket, as is his want when the new balls

:58:40.:58:46.

come into play. Concentration has been difficult for him today. So,

:58:47.:58:51.

here we go then. Federer serving for the Championship.

:58:52.:58:58.

The vulnerability that Boris Becker was talking about. He has hardly

:58:59.:59:31.

missed one of those for the previous hour and 39 minutes.

:59:32.:59:48.

Just thinking and taking it point by point.

:59:49.:00:51.

When Cilic has got the ball into play in this game, he's won the

:00:52.:01:04.

point. What a player! What a champion here

:01:05.:01:33.

at Wimbledon, the first man to win eight championships. Yet another

:01:34.:01:39.

extraordinary performance. This one was a bit of a procession. But he

:01:40.:01:43.

didn't drop a set throughout Wimbledon.

:01:44.:01:48.

Fitting that it was ace number eight in this final match to bring him his

:01:49.:02:10.

eighth championship. Great players watching on, and they shake their

:02:11.:02:13.

heads in disbelief at the standard he produces.

:02:14.:02:20.

And isn't it absolutely amazing, bats, right after Rafa Nadal wins

:02:21.:02:26.

the French Open for the tenth time without dropping a set, this partner

:02:27.:02:30.

of his that has elevated the game, Roger Federer, now wins a

:02:31.:02:35.

record-breaking eighth Wimbledon. There is a lovely symmetry. Who

:02:36.:02:42.

writes these boys' scripts? It's unbelievable. Six months ago, as you

:02:43.:02:48.

said -- if you set to the tennis fraternity, that Federer was going

:02:49.:02:53.

to come back, only play two slams and win them both, you get pretty

:02:54.:02:57.

long odds. One feels for Marin Cilic. Very much so. He should be

:02:58.:03:03.

proud of his performance. He played extremely well. Obviously today,

:03:04.:03:09.

maybe too much for the occasion, but nothing wrong. One day, you will be

:03:10.:03:19.

holding up these trophies. I think the children have made an

:03:20.:03:22.

appearance, and that always delights Roger, of course. Yet they are, Mila

:03:23.:03:31.

and Charlene will be nine this month. Leo and Lenny just turned

:03:32.:03:35.

three and it looks like they have got matching blazers and white

:03:36.:03:42.

trousers, dressed to impress. Two girls and two boys here to watch the

:03:43.:03:46.

old man playing a bit of tennis on a Sunday afternoon. He's going to get

:03:47.:03:51.

emotional on us again, isn't he, Roger? Do you remember when he first

:03:52.:03:59.

won this, with victory over mark Philippoussis in 2003? You see how

:04:00.:04:06.

tightly wound tennis can be, when he first won it. Thoughts go back to

:04:07.:04:13.

his first coach, Peter Carter, taken in a car accident, and how much he

:04:14.:04:17.

contributed to Roger's game and his personal and emotional development.

:04:18.:04:26.

Time now for the trophy presentation for the gentleman 's singles, please

:04:27.:04:29.

welcome onto Centre Court, the president of the All-England tennis

:04:30.:04:33.

club, his Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, and Martin Corrie, president

:04:34.:04:36.

of the Lawn Tennis Association. First, please show your appreciation

:04:37.:05:16.

for the. -- for the umpire. Damian

:05:17.:05:31.

Demoussoir. And next, the Championships referee,

:05:32.:05:48.

Andrew Jarrett. Now, the runner-up. Marin Cilic.

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CHEERING And the Wimbledon champion of 2017,

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Roger Federer! CHEERING

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Marin, I think everybody feels for you. It's never easy playing with an

:07:32.:08:01.

injury, but you bravely battled on. That's what I did throughout my

:08:02.:08:04.

career, never gave up when I started a match. That was my idea today. I

:08:05.:08:10.

gave my best, and that's all I could do.

:08:11.:08:10.

CHEERING I can see that it's obviously very

:08:11.:08:26.

emotional for you but just come on behalf of everybody, what a

:08:27.:08:29.

wonderful tournament you've had, and you can be so proud of that.

:08:30.:08:33.

Definitely, an amazing journey here. I played some of the best tennis of

:08:34.:08:37.

my life, and I want to thank my team.

:08:38.:08:41.

APPLAUSE And, of course, to all my fans in

:08:42.:08:57.

Croatia. It was really tough today, and I gave it all. I'm hoping for me

:08:58.:09:02.

that I'm going to come back here and try it one more time. I'm sure you

:09:03.:09:06.

will. Thank you very much. Ladies and gentlemen, Marin Cilic!

:09:07.:09:14.

First of all, a comment about Marin, because obviously really tough.

:09:15.:09:32.

You've played with injuries. To do it on such a big occasion, it's so

:09:33.:09:37.

hard to take. It's cruel sometimes, but he fought well, and he's a hero.

:09:38.:09:42.

Congratulations on a wonderful tournament, Marin. And you should be

:09:43.:09:52.

really proud. This is such a special occasion, to play in a finals, and

:09:53.:09:57.

it's as good as you can get. A wonderful tournament. Sometimes you

:09:58.:09:59.

just don't feel great in the finals. It's cruel, but be proud of

:10:00.:10:04.

yourself, and I hope we can play down the road some better ones. Well

:10:05.:10:14.

done. For you, Roger, a great tournament, and it's been a great

:10:15.:10:18.

year since you took six months. You seem to be getting better and

:10:19.:10:22.

better. I've got to take more time off! I'll be gone for the next six

:10:23.:10:26.

months. I'm not sure if it's going to work out this fantastic every

:10:27.:10:30.

time I come back. Better than holding the trophy and winning

:10:31.:10:34.

today, I guess, is just being healthy. It feels great at it means

:10:35.:10:37.

the world to me. We worked so hard last year. To be back here, feeling

:10:38.:10:44.

great and holding a trophy now, and the tournament that I played, not

:10:45.:10:47.

dropping a set, it's magical. I can't believe it yet.

:10:48.:10:52.

CHEERING It's too much, really. Now, we have

:10:53.:11:02.

to talk records, because you won your first Grand Slam here. Over the

:11:03.:11:06.

years, you've been breaking other champions' records, but now you have

:11:07.:11:11.

your own record. The eighth Wimbledon title, the only man in the

:11:12.:11:15.

history of Wimbledon to ever win it eight times. Yeah, it's...

:11:16.:11:23.

CHEERING Yeah, I mean, I guess again it's

:11:24.:11:30.

disbelief, that I can achieve such heights. I wasn't sure if I'd ever

:11:31.:11:33.

be here again in another finals, after last year, and I've had some

:11:34.:11:40.

tough ones, losing to Novak in 14 and 15. But I was believed I could

:11:41.:11:44.

maybe come back and do it again. If you can believe, you can go really

:11:45.:11:50.

far in your life, and I did that and I'm happy that I kept on believing

:11:51.:11:53.

and screaming. And here I am today. It's fantastic. -- believing and

:11:54.:12:03.

dreaming. And I know what it means to you also to play on this court.

:12:04.:12:08.

It means the world to you, and the fans have showed their appreciation

:12:09.:12:12.

for everything you've done over the years. Such a special court. So many

:12:13.:12:18.

legends have marked this court, the women's game, the men's game,

:12:19.:12:22.

doubles, mixed, you name it. To be here today with Marin and

:12:23.:12:24.

celebrating tennis, in a way, it's very special. From day one to finals

:12:25.:12:31.

day, Centre Court is always packed, and we the players appreciate that

:12:32.:12:35.

so much. It's a dream to play gay, and I hope it wasn't my last match

:12:36.:12:40.

and I hope I can come back next year and tried content for the title. --

:12:41.:12:48.

it's a dream to play here. When you won in 2012, your girls were there.

:12:49.:12:55.

Now your boys are there. I know! They have no clothes what's going

:12:56.:13:03.

on. -- they have no clue. They think this is probably a nice playground,

:13:04.:13:07.

but it's not quite like that here. Hopefully one day they'll

:13:08.:13:11.

understand. But it's very special. And do your girls enjoyed watching

:13:12.:13:17.

you play? They enjoyed watching a little bit. They come for the

:13:18.:13:20.

finals, I guess! But it's a wonderful moment for us as a family,

:13:21.:13:25.

and I'd like to thank my team. Everybody is amazing. To Marin's

:13:26.:13:31.

team as well, you guys worked so hard. But this one is for us. Thank

:13:32.:13:37.

you, everybody. Thank you, Switzerland. And we say thank you to

:13:38.:13:42.

you as well. Ladies and gentlemen, Wimbledon champion Roger Federer!

:13:43.:13:50.

CHEERING COMMENTATOR: And the two girls are

:13:51.:13:57.

probably slightly offended, because they know exactly what's going on,

:13:58.:14:00.

but the boys clearly don't. Wonderful. The traditional photo

:14:01.:14:06.

call taking place in front of the royal box. And a couple of layers of

:14:07.:14:13.

photographers behind a rope. And these are the pictures that will be

:14:14.:14:16.

beamed out around the world. They go around so quickly now, this

:14:17.:14:23.

wonderful image. Not hard to see why this is the world's most marketable

:14:24.:14:29.

athlete he speaks so well, and he plays so beautifully. Records seem

:14:30.:14:34.

to fall every time he to the court. Who would have thought the

:14:35.:14:38.

floodgates would open here at Wimbledon, in terms of his success?

:14:39.:14:45.

-- every time he to the courts. He beat Bjorkman and Sampras in 2001 on

:14:46.:14:53.

this very court. The match against Sampras heralded the start of

:14:54.:14:55.

something special. But he lost in the next year in the first round.

:14:56.:15:01.

Seeded in the top ten. From that point on, Philippoussis and Andy

:15:02.:15:08.

Roddick on two occasions, Rafa Nadal and Murray at all succumbed to this

:15:09.:15:13.

man. Only Djokovic has beaten him in the final. Djokovic and Nadal in

:15:14.:15:20.

2008, one of the greatest matches of all time. -- of all time. Marin

:15:21.:15:24.

Cilic has nothing to be embarrassed about. He's been outplayed by quite

:15:25.:15:30.

possibly the best male player that has ever lived. His parents are

:15:31.:15:37.

bound to be very proud of him. But this is Roger's stage, as so often

:15:38.:16:03.

in the past. He must have a house to keep them all in, he has won so many

:16:04.:16:11.

tournament titles, 93 in total. Over $90 million in prize money, probably

:16:12.:16:15.

ten times that in endorsements. The chairman of the All England Club is

:16:16.:16:25.

with Marin Cilic. A player who has won and lost many times himself, so

:16:26.:16:27.

he will understand. It's a men's tournament which looked

:16:28.:16:43.

like Roger Federer's to win or lose for some time as leader after Andy

:16:44.:16:46.

Murray was unable to give of his best. Djokovic retired against Tomas

:16:47.:16:57.

Berdych. And really, he does conduct affairs. Michael great musician,

:16:58.:17:08.

it's remarkable to see how many people succumb to this man is

:17:09.:17:14.

tennis, it is a devastating thing to watch, because it is a devastating

:17:15.:17:17.

thing to watch, because it rather beautiful at the same time as being

:17:18.:17:18.

quite violent. And he now joins Helen Wills Moodie,

:17:19.:17:45.

who was such a global celebrity at 19 Grand Slams. Records continue to

:17:46.:17:52.

tumble, slightly ominous the fact that he said he was HOPING to be

:17:53.:17:56.

back next year! We very much hope that he IS! Steffi Graf has won 22

:17:57.:18:09.

Grand Slams, Serena Williams 23, and she will surely be back after the

:18:10.:18:20.

birth of her first child. Martina Navratilova was playing out on

:18:21.:18:23.

court, still loving the game in the seniors doubles, and Chris Evert

:18:24.:18:30.

meanwhile looks on. As Roger Federer pulls one ran slam ahead. It's not

:18:31.:18:33.

just about the records, though, it's the joy with which he goes about his

:18:34.:18:38.

business. Generous words for Marin Cilic, this year's beaten finalist,

:18:39.:18:40.

joining a long list of others. So, there we are a, a reminder that

:18:41.:19:00.

as this court gets a little bit of a clean-up job done, and they replaced

:19:01.:19:06.

the net with the doubles met, I will remind you that the mixed doubles

:19:07.:19:09.

final is ahead, and it's going to be a good one. Jamie Murray and Martina

:19:10.:19:26.

Hingis, seeded number one. After an hour and 41 minutes, the agents, the

:19:27.:19:34.

parents, Mirka, who has been alongside what a for so many of his

:19:35.:19:39.

triumphs. And, you know, he has only lost a couple of matches this year.

:19:40.:19:43.

Tommy Haas in Stuttgart and one in Dubai. That's it. He's winning

:19:44.:19:49.

everything, again, he's 35 and shouldn't be! He could be playing in

:19:50.:19:58.

the seniors events here! It was up this point last year that he took

:19:59.:20:02.

six months off after losing to Milos Raonic, just to rest his injuries

:20:03.:20:09.

and freshen up. He said he was playing well, rested and confident

:20:10.:20:12.

ahead of his semifinal. Well, he certainly was. Andy Murray, unable

:20:13.:20:15.

to defend the Championship, or actually give his best in sets four

:20:16.:20:20.

and five, despite trying in determined fashion. Andy Murray, we

:20:21.:20:25.

await news and hope that he's going to be OK going forward. Medical

:20:26.:20:32.

tests no doubt being carried out on him. Andy Murray remains the world

:20:33.:20:40.

number one player as far as the computer is concerned civil Roger

:20:41.:20:45.

Federer has won two of the first three Grand Slams this year. Once

:20:46.:20:51.

again it's Roger Federer as champion of Wimbledon, also the Australian

:20:52.:20:56.

Open champion, Rafa Nadal winning a tenth at the French. A feast of

:20:57.:21:00.

tennis this year for that great champion to enjoy, Rod Laver. And

:21:01.:21:06.

that's it from the men's singles Championship at Wimbledon. Marin

:21:07.:21:09.

Cilic did not really do himself justice out there, we will find out

:21:10.:21:12.

more about that, as we celebrate the one and only Roger Federer.

:21:13.:21:19.

SUE BARKER: An eighth Wimbledon title, the record of being the first

:21:20.:21:24.

man to hold eight in the history of the Championships is not lost on

:21:25.:21:28.

Roger. That's what drives him now, the pursuit of glory, to break these

:21:29.:21:32.

records. And this is his home, Centre Court - he loves it and we

:21:33.:21:37.

love watching him out there. Roger Federer, champion yet again. His

:21:38.:21:40.

eighth Wimbledon, his 19th ran slam title. Tim and Boris have made their

:21:41.:21:46.

way up from the commentary box. Probably not the match we expected

:21:47.:21:50.

and maybe not the way Bodger would have liked to have won it, but you

:21:51.:21:54.

have to feel sorry for Marin Cilic? That's right. It will be interesting

:21:55.:21:57.

to hear what he says after the match. At this moment in time, if I

:21:58.:22:02.

had to guess, I think he was overcome with the emotion of the

:22:03.:22:06.

whole event. Laying six matches to get through to the final, there's

:22:07.:22:10.

obviously the big build-up, and he's played some great tennis, to play

:22:11.:22:14.

Federer in a Wimbledon final is the ultimate challenge, and I felt, for

:22:15.:22:20.

the first 10-15 minutes, we have a real match on our hands, he had

:22:21.:22:23.

break point, he was aggressive from the baseline. He was looking to take

:22:24.:22:27.

his opportunities, and then suddenly, within about ten minutes,

:22:28.:22:32.

Federer got the break point and the break of serve and started to run

:22:33.:22:36.

away with things. In the second set, to see him breaking down at the

:22:37.:22:40.

change of ends, it was sad to see other book it was tough to watch.

:22:41.:22:44.

And when he finally got the trainer out, Boris, it was obviously an

:22:45.:22:47.

injury that he has carried onto the court, and that's awful? Yeah, Marin

:22:48.:22:55.

Cilic is one of the most respected players in the locker room, he never

:22:56.:22:57.

retired from the match, he finish it. He found a way to finish but it

:22:58.:23:02.

was heartbreaking. He was crying. The whole of Croatia was crying with

:23:03.:23:06.

him at that moment. You wanted to see a proper match, because he had

:23:07.:23:14.

played so well in the Championship. Roger, of course, wanted to win the

:23:15.:23:18.

match, but not like this. He wanted to have more of a proper match.

:23:19.:23:22.

Let's take a look at some of the points. We noticed that about

:23:23.:23:27.

halfway through the first set, he wasn't hitting the ball as hard,

:23:28.:23:31.

about six miles per hour less, and he stopped moving? That's it. He was

:23:32.:23:37.

gesticulating about his footwork or lack of it. When you're a big guy,

:23:38.:23:41.

suddenly when you're nervous, the footwork can struggle. He wasn't

:23:42.:23:46.

making those little small adjusting steps that you need on any surface,

:23:47.:23:49.

let alone a grass court. The unforced errors went up. He hit a

:23:50.:23:57.

good serve there and looked to dominate the point, but just finding

:23:58.:24:04.

the net. More and more errors came, especially from the forehand side.

:24:05.:24:07.

At this stage in the match, he was just making life more and more

:24:08.:24:11.

difficult for himself. Another one here, at 15-30 in the third set,

:24:12.:24:16.

already down two sets. It will be interesting to see and hear what he

:24:17.:24:19.

has to say after the match. But there's no doubt he will be bit

:24:20.:24:23.

silly disappointed with his performance. And how emotional he

:24:24.:24:28.

was as well. When he sat down, I think it all poured out, because he

:24:29.:24:33.

just knew, I'm not going to win this match playing this way? No, he

:24:34.:24:37.

really wanted to hide. Wimbledon is the loneliest face in the world if

:24:38.:24:42.

you are in that state of mind. It is very sad to see. But there's no

:24:43.:24:47.

hiding place. Eventually you have to continue on your own merit. He got

:24:48.:24:52.

the doctor out I will be interested to find out what they were

:24:53.:24:56.

discussing. But I felt that he really hurt his foot, a big list,

:24:57.:25:07.

early in the first set. There is not much the doctor can do. He will have

:25:08.:25:12.

a super trainer in his team who will have done everything to make that as

:25:13.:25:15.

good as it could be, and I think that is what hit him - I have given

:25:16.:25:21.

myself every chance to make this injury work, and it hasn't worked.

:25:22.:25:24.

That's right. You're looking over your shoulder for your team-mates,

:25:25.:25:29.

but you're playing an individual sport, you're playing against

:25:30.:25:32.

Federer, that's man combat. Was always going to be very difficult,

:25:33.:25:35.

because you've got to have that clarity of thought. If he's

:25:36.:25:39.

struggling with an injury, if he's really emotional on the court, then

:25:40.:25:43.

the last thing he'll be able to think about is where he is going to

:25:44.:25:47.

hit his spots on the serve, how he is going to control things from the

:25:48.:25:51.

back of the court. And it went very quickly. The first two sets were

:25:52.:25:57.

done in the. You can't just leave the court to slow things down.

:25:58.:26:04.

Before he was able to regroup at the start of the third, the damage had

:26:05.:26:07.

been done. You know what it's like to be the champion, to have that

:26:08.:26:11.

lovely walk around the court and let the fans take your photo, it must be

:26:12.:26:16.

the proudest moment? It is great and I think it is important. Because

:26:17.:26:21.

ultimately, we play for the fans, we don't know who's watching at home,

:26:22.:26:25.

we can only feel the atmosphere on Centre Court. Those people coming to

:26:26.:26:29.

support you, they deserve that moment and it is a wonderful

:26:30.:26:33.

tradition at this tournament. And also, this means so much to Roger,

:26:34.:26:37.

because that was in some ways his motivation to come back, to try and

:26:38.:26:43.

break these records? Yeah, and for me, his clarity of thought, the

:26:44.:26:47.

decisions that he's made going back 12 months ago, his knee obviously

:26:48.:26:51.

wasn't right when he lost in the semifinals, he consulted with his

:26:52.:26:54.

team and spoke to the doctor and they said, you need three months to

:26:55.:26:58.

get this right. He said, well, three months is going to take me post-US

:26:59.:27:03.

open, I might as well write a whole year off to give myself a chance.

:27:04.:27:07.

And then he comes back, hits the ground running to win Australia,

:27:08.:27:11.

Indian Wells and Miami as well. But then to say, no clay-court season,

:27:12.:27:17.

people were questioning that. The difference between one or two French

:27:18.:27:24.

opens, and the difference between seven and choke Wimbledons is

:27:25.:27:33.

absolutely massive. You could say, you're putting all your eggs in one

:27:34.:27:36.

basket, but it has worked out quite well! We were waiting for Roger to

:27:37.:27:41.

appear, but he has to do the interviews for the other nations,

:27:42.:27:44.

and he speaks so many languages, that he has been in the for many

:27:45.:27:50.

minutes, but you can't tie of this, can you? I think the chairman was

:27:51.:27:53.

going to make sure that he had a chat as well! I think the press

:27:54.:27:58.

conferences now will last longer than the match! He wants to give

:27:59.:28:04.

everybody that time! Those are the moments you dream about as a little

:28:05.:28:09.

boy. When you grow up, I'm sure he had his heroes winning Wimbledon,

:28:10.:28:14.

and one day, to have your name One-time on the board is

:28:15.:28:19.

life-changing, to have it eight times, I can't even imagine what

:28:20.:28:22.

it's like. Pointing out William Renshaw, Goran Ivanisevic, the only

:28:23.:28:30.

Croatian to have won the Championships before. Thanks for

:28:31.:28:37.

reminding me of that, Sue! I think the chairman was just pointing out

:28:38.:28:41.

that it's William Renshaw who was the other man to have seven titles,

:28:42.:28:54.

along with Pete Sampras. This is where the history of Wimbledon comes

:28:55.:28:58.

out, which Hameed metres not happen at the other Grand Slams, the

:28:59.:29:03.

routine that they have here, the honours board as you walk on and

:29:04.:29:07.

then you go up to meet even the Royal Box, and then out to display

:29:08.:29:12.

the trophy to the fans outside. Very much so, and the Royal Box is called

:29:13.:29:16.

so because you have royalty sitting there, and that's what makes the

:29:17.:29:20.

tournament so prestigious, so special. All the Majors are

:29:21.:29:26.

important. But this is, we call it the big daddy of them all. It

:29:27.:29:34.

certainly is! And voted by the public, for the 14th consecutive

:29:35.:29:37.

year, the most popular player on tour. This is not just the British

:29:38.:29:43.

public, its global. It is amazing. It is incredible to see him when he

:29:44.:29:46.

plays around the world, because innocence, every game is a home

:29:47.:29:51.

game, because the support he has is absolutely incredible. I think

:29:52.:29:59.

that's Mirka. And his mother's there as well. They're very much a team,

:30:00.:30:07.

Tim? They are an amazing team and it's a big entourage, with four

:30:08.:30:12.

children travelling around the world, the coach, the trainer. It

:30:13.:30:16.

really is a team effort. And don't forget Dad as well! At the end of

:30:17.:30:22.

the day, he wants to be able to focus on his preparation and

:30:23.:30:25.

performance, and he couldn't do that without all the support of his team.

:30:26.:30:35.

It is a really good point. Roger says, if Mirka gets tired of

:30:36.:30:43.

travelling, Roger will stop. Manuel Santana, Rod Laver, who has a very

:30:44.:30:44.

close bond with Roger Federer. Everybody wants to shake his hand.

:30:45.:31:01.

We saw is Royal Highness, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

:31:02.:31:06.

Roger always talked about how Stefan Edberg inspired him as a youngster.

:31:07.:31:16.

Yes, he definitely brought another attacking element to his game,

:31:17.:31:21.

looking to get the net a bit more. Tim Phillips, the former chairman,

:31:22.:31:25.

and his wife Elizabeth. Everybody wants to congratulate him. We saw

:31:26.:31:30.

just going out of the picture Tony God 's his agent and friend. Is that

:31:31.:31:36.

the easiest job in the world? Yes, it's important that people know

:31:37.:31:45.

that. Stefan, give it back! Stefan helped him a lot. In some ways, he

:31:46.:31:51.

wanted him to come forward and be more attacking, as he was. He was 14

:31:52.:31:57.

or 15 when he played the final against Novak. -- it was 14 or 15.

:31:58.:32:05.

We always felt that Roger in the last couple of years was playing too

:32:06.:32:08.

much from the baseline, and Stefan Edberg convinced him, such a good

:32:09.:32:13.

volley, why don't you take advantage of it? Who's that, Tim? It's my mum

:32:14.:32:22.

and dad, crashing the action! They know him well as well. We just saw

:32:23.:32:29.

Roger Taylor. Everybody just wants to say well done to this great

:32:30.:32:34.

champion. This is a historic moment, but it's the moment that's going to

:32:35.:32:37.

delight the fans. They had a long wait.

:32:38.:33:00.

Another beautiful piece of tradition. And look at the fans the

:33:01.:33:08.

other side, trying to get through, and they are being stopped. I've

:33:09.:33:13.

never seen Wimbledon so busy. Maybe the weather or something, coming to

:33:14.:33:17.

see a little bit of history made, but thousands of people in the

:33:18.:33:23.

grounds. A lot of people have been watching on the hill and some of the

:33:24.:33:27.

outside courts. I think they used the screens to let people watch the

:33:28.:33:32.

action on Centre Court. When you see that many people coming out to get a

:33:33.:33:36.

glimpse of the champion, it's definitely a special atmosphere. And

:33:37.:33:43.

it's wonderful that come on court, he said he wants to come back. And

:33:44.:33:48.

you just have a feeling he may come back even better. Last year we were

:33:49.:33:52.

not so sure, this year it's convincing. He finished the

:33:53.:33:56.

tournament is on his own terms. Tennis needs him for a couple more

:33:57.:34:00.

years. He is so invested with the game. He has the biggest following

:34:01.:34:07.

of any sportsman in the world, not just tennis. He talked about his

:34:08.:34:11.

family, and you've been around the house ear. He is a dad. Yes, he is.

:34:12.:34:20.

It's amazing how he's able to keep the balance, because he also knows

:34:21.:34:24.

he's got to make sure he's doing all the necessary things and, as you get

:34:25.:34:28.

older, it doesn't get easier. But the attention to detail with his

:34:29.:34:33.

training, the stretching, to make sure that when he's on court he is

:34:34.:34:37.

able to move as fluidly as he does, it's going to be interesting, I

:34:38.:34:40.

think. We've reflected on the previous 12 months. Waving as he

:34:41.:34:46.

goes back to the locker room. It's going to be interesting to see what

:34:47.:34:50.

happens in the next 12, 24 months, even the next 36. How long is he

:34:51.:34:57.

going to... Again, the popularity with all the staff around the

:34:58.:35:03.

courts. Mary Joe Fernandez there. And their children.

:35:04.:35:15.

I think we have two players watching this secretly somewhere, one is

:35:16.:35:20.

called Murray, one is called Djokovic. Last year, it was the

:35:21.:35:26.

other way round. I believe these players take it as an incentive and

:35:27.:35:30.

a motivation to come back. He's not going to let us go any further.

:35:31.:35:35.

That's for sure! Roger is in the safety of the locker room with his

:35:36.:35:42.

eighth Wimbledon title. Well done, Roger. Today has been all about the

:35:43.:35:46.

numbers game, with Roger Federer creating history and putting eight

:35:47.:35:49.

into great, but the question now is, who is number 13?

:35:50.:35:59.

BIRDSONG AND FOOTSTEPS .

:36:00.:36:31.

There you go, Jodie Whittaker, the 13th Doctor Who. That's just been

:36:32.:36:57.

announced. It's all about numbers here. We've talked about Roger

:36:58.:37:03.

Federer with his 19th Grand Slam title, his eighth Wimbledon title.

:37:04.:37:06.

We've still got tennis to come on that famous court, with a wonderful

:37:07.:37:10.

mixed doubles match to look forward to, with British players on either

:37:11.:37:14.

side of the net, Jamie Murray and his partner, Martina Hingis, the one

:37:15.:37:17.

seed up against Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson. That will be in

:37:18.:37:22.

about 20, 25 minutes. There will be a bit of a break. I mean, I'd love

:37:23.:37:31.

to talk to you about the mixed doubles, because it's lovely for

:37:32.:37:34.

British tennis, but will the crowd know who to cheer for? I thought you

:37:35.:37:41.

were going to ask me about Doctor Who and I was nervous! It's a great

:37:42.:37:44.

way for the tournament to come to a conclusion. Hingis and Murray, a new

:37:45.:37:53.

championship. They party dropped games. Yes, they've been impressive.

:37:54.:37:58.

And it's good to see Kontinen and Watson back in the final. Should be

:37:59.:38:03.

a good atmosphere. I enjoyed playing it and I love watching it talking

:38:04.:38:10.

about Roger Federer and how good he was, he faced a break point, and

:38:11.:38:16.

then he saved that. He was just playing some superhuman tennis in

:38:17.:38:21.

that first set. After the first ten, 15 minutes, where he was finding his

:38:22.:38:26.

feet, he started to relax and get his arms moving. Then there is no

:38:27.:38:29.

stopping him. He started control Centre Court, controlling the tempo

:38:30.:38:37.

of the rallies. Running from left to right, and the outcome became

:38:38.:38:41.

obvious. He seemed to be hitting the ball harder and harder. One thing

:38:42.:38:47.

he's been doing on passing shots is not always looking to go for the

:38:48.:38:52.

winner with the first shot, especially against a big player.

:38:53.:38:57.

He's going straight down the middle. For some of these guys, it's much

:38:58.:39:03.

simpler to lunch to the side rather than get out of the way. You see the

:39:04.:39:08.

way he has picked his way through the draw, playing five tie-breaks

:39:09.:39:13.

and winning them all. When it's been tight, he's been able to raise his

:39:14.:39:16.

level. The standout moment was against Milos Raonic, and he hit

:39:17.:39:24.

five forehand winners. I thought Berdych deserve a lot of credit and

:39:25.:39:28.

he played fantastic tennis with no real reward. He hung in and was able

:39:29.:39:36.

to impose her game. But Federer dextran gears. He has only lost two

:39:37.:39:45.

matches and, in those, he had match points. This is almost superhuman.

:39:46.:39:50.

We can't emphasise enough the very fact of the record he's broken.

:39:51.:39:55.

Talking about tough competition, he is pretty much younger, everybody is

:39:56.:40:01.

pretty much younger than him, but he finds ways to win and do it

:40:02.:40:05.

consistently, week in, week out, on every surface apart from clay. You

:40:06.:40:12.

think, where is he going to go now? We thought it was impossible to get

:40:13.:40:17.

a team, but now he has done 18 and 19 back-to-back. Will it be 20? You

:40:18.:40:25.

wouldn't bet against it. How difficult is it to maintain that

:40:26.:40:31.

level year after year? We are going to back to the early 2000s. I think

:40:32.:40:37.

his wife and kids and the family background is his supporting base.

:40:38.:40:40.

He couldn't do what he does without them, and he is the first to embrace

:40:41.:40:46.

that. Maybe the struggle with some of the other players if they are

:40:47.:40:50.

trying to please everybody, but Roger has found the perfect timing,

:40:51.:40:54.

when he is a tennis player, when he is a family man. That is the real

:40:55.:41:00.

reason he is still so successful. We have seen how much effort the

:41:01.:41:03.

players have to put in with training, we've seen it with Murray,

:41:04.:41:09.

Djokovic, Nadal told how does Federer find the time? He is putting

:41:10.:41:14.

as many hours, if not more. Sometimes when Federer goes out on

:41:15.:41:20.

court, he makes it look so easy. The technique is effortless. People take

:41:21.:41:22.

for granted the training that he does. He is as meticulous. At the

:41:23.:41:29.

age of 35, he knows what works for him. I have seen him around the

:41:30.:41:33.

locker room is, doing the different exercises for his lower back, which

:41:34.:41:37.

he can struggle with. You can also struggle with his shoulder, with all

:41:38.:41:40.

of the serving. Fundamentally, I think Boris is right with the family

:41:41.:41:44.

live, but also he loves what he does. When he's out on court, when

:41:45.:41:49.

he's practising... I saw him practising with Berdych. He was

:41:50.:41:52.

having so much fun out there. This is his hobby, not his job. If it

:41:53.:41:59.

stays this way, there is no reason why he can't keep playing. I don't

:42:00.:42:03.

want to put a time frame on it. We were talking about the Olympics in

:42:04.:42:06.

Rio, oh, he's going to stop after that. Well, I think we need to check

:42:07.:42:11.

where the next few Olympics are going to be! Won in 2012 here, so to

:42:12.:42:19.

go so long without a Grand Slam title, it would be very easy to walk

:42:20.:42:25.

away. I think he had serious doubts he could win one, let alone two

:42:26.:42:30.

more. The question is, ultimately, how much do you love your sport, how

:42:31.:42:35.

much do you love to compete, how much do you love the lifestyle? If

:42:36.:42:39.

that's in place, the results will come. It's all based on a healthy

:42:40.:42:43.

body, but it's what he loves doing. That is why it is out on the

:42:44.:42:46.

practice court, and why he enjoys these moments. That's how many

:42:47.:42:51.

victories, and some really close ones will remember the Andy Roddick

:42:52.:42:56.

won? He only broke him in the last game, the only break of serve in the

:42:57.:43:01.

match. One of the time I remember speaking to Andy Roddick, they had a

:43:02.:43:05.

rain delay and they walked back to the locker was 1-1, and Roddick was

:43:06.:43:10.

following Federer and he looked at Roger and he said, after two sets,

:43:11.:43:14.

he wasn't sweating. Roddick said he had gone through about four shirts

:43:15.:43:19.

at that stage and he was totally psyched out afterwards, but he's

:43:20.:43:21.

come through some unbelievable matches. In 2008, when he lost to

:43:22.:43:27.

Rafa Nadal, that was one of the best matches I've ever seen. But to be in

:43:28.:43:33.

11 Wimbledon finals and come out on top eight times is impressive. We've

:43:34.:43:37.

looked at that statistic, now lets see him in action with his eight bit

:43:38.:43:43.

we set Wimbledon. -- with his eight victories at Wimbledon. Arguably the

:43:44.:43:48.

greatest champion of all time. Roger Federer takes another step

:43:49.:44:06.

towards history. Santana, Rod Laver, who has a very

:44:07.:44:24.

close bond with Roger Federer. The first man to win eight

:44:25.:45:08.

Championships... His appearance may have changed but one thing remains

:45:09.:45:12.

the same, his greatness. He has a love affair with Centre Court in the

:45:13.:45:15.

same way that you did, Boris, it is a special place to play? We have

:45:16.:45:21.

seen it with Cilic, it can eat you up alive. You need to be

:45:22.:45:29.

comfortable. Either you're believing something you can't really believe,

:45:30.:45:34.

or it's the opposite effect, very few players have really dominated

:45:35.:45:38.

the Centre Court, like Federer, like Sampras, like Bjorn Borg, at times

:45:39.:45:43.

like Nadal, and I had a good match or two on it as well! It is the most

:45:44.:45:47.

intimidating court I have ever played on. And I think for most

:45:48.:45:52.

people as well. But for Roger, you just feel that his love for this

:45:53.:45:57.

club and this tournament, you won him to keep coming back, because

:45:58.:46:01.

you're a long time retired. Definitely. He spoke to you about

:46:02.:46:05.

some of his most amazing memories, and eight goes back to the juniors

:46:06.:46:09.

when he won and was receiving the trophy on Centre Court. It is

:46:10.:46:16.

amazing and important to look back, I think, here we are in 2017, it was

:46:17.:46:21.

interesting seeing those pictures of him, we see players getting bigger

:46:22.:46:23.

and stronger, and if anything, Federer looks leaner now in 2017

:46:24.:46:28.

than he did perhaps in his early days, and that's a reflection of how

:46:29.:46:33.

meticulous his training is. I think it's also important to reflect and

:46:34.:46:37.

remember on a couple of dodgy jackets that he had as well! You're

:46:38.:46:41.

not talking about the white one, that was magnificent?! Well, that's

:46:42.:46:47.

debatable! Can he come back and win it again, you have already set he

:46:48.:46:53.

can win the US Open? Why not, he's the master of scheduling, he makes

:46:54.:46:56.

his own schedule and he earns the right to do so. He's got to be very

:46:57.:47:01.

careful now what he plays in the summer. Obviously, he wants to be in

:47:02.:47:07.

top shape in the Open. He will probably do the O2 in November, and

:47:08.:47:13.

then he'll be thinking, what are my priorities in 2018, and he will be

:47:14.:47:17.

planning out exactly what's best for him. Aren't we lucky to have been

:47:18.:47:21.

around in this Irrawaddy what a wonderful champion he is. Thank you

:47:22.:47:25.

both of you for your comments throughout the Championships. We've

:47:26.:47:31.

got the mixed doubles final coming up two Brits involved. But first,

:47:32.:47:35.

we're going to look back to yesterday, and it was Garbine

:47:36.:47:41.

Muguruza winning her first title here, defeating five-time champion

:47:42.:47:44.

Venus Williams. After the match she came up here to talk to me.

:47:45.:47:57.

ANDREW COTTER: Challenge. It might end this way... So, we look to the

:47:58.:48:10.

screen, if it is long, Garbine Muguruza is the champion. And what a

:48:11.:48:20.

victory for Garbine Muguruza! She is the Wimbledon champion, and tiers of

:48:21.:48:29.

despair a couple of years ago, as she lost to Serena Williams, but

:48:30.:48:32.

overwhelming joy in our. She is the champion.

:48:33.:48:40.

Has it sunk in yet? Well, now that I see the images, not really. I can't

:48:41.:48:45.

believe that I was there a few hours ago, it is incredible. It was a

:48:46.:48:52.

shame, in a way, the Hawk-Eye challenge, but you knew it was out,

:48:53.:48:56.

didn't you? Kind of! I wasn't sure if I should challenge. Yes, it was a

:48:57.:49:02.

weird way to end it, but it was good! And you must realise that the

:49:03.:49:07.

crowd have really taken you to their hearts with the manner in which you

:49:08.:49:13.

play. Yes, I felt that support and I felt it two years ago as well. For

:49:14.:49:17.

me to play in such an incredible environment, it's so exciting. You

:49:18.:49:22.

didn't feel like running up to the box, like Pat Cash used to do? Not

:49:23.:49:27.

really. I was so shocked. I'm like, sit down, don't move, just breathe

:49:28.:49:33.

and enjoy the moment, and I will see my team after. I have interviewed a

:49:34.:49:37.

lot of champions on court, and I can always tell, you don't really know

:49:38.:49:41.

what has happened, it is too difficult to take it in? It is,

:49:42.:49:44.

because it's so hard to achieve that. It's just a few people in the

:49:45.:49:49.

world that can play a final, and to hold that trophy, it's a dream come

:49:50.:49:53.

true, literally. These will be lovely images for you to remember.

:49:54.:49:57.

You're walk increase of the court, and then you do something with your

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trophy... And then we're going to take you behind the scenes, lovely

:50:05.:50:08.

photos. I have seen on your Twitter feed, you have already got a photo

:50:09.:50:14.

of that? Yes! It is a lovely moment, taking it around the Centre Court.

:50:15.:50:19.

It is, it's only Wimbledon, and it feels good to show the crowd, and

:50:20.:50:23.

the crowd show their appreciation also. I don't know anyone has done

:50:24.:50:28.

that before. I think I've seen it before, actually. I wish I could

:50:29.:50:33.

keep it, it's a beautiful trophy! And how did this feel, it was

:50:34.:50:40.

special? It is, because I have to put my name here, and to see it come

:50:41.:50:45.

true, it's incredible. You said, you don't want to look at the roll of

:50:46.:50:48.

honour, it almost makes you nervous? Yes. It is so emotional. I realised

:50:49.:51:02.

everybody was clapping and welcoming you, and I was like, oh, my god, I'm

:51:03.:51:07.

playing the final, it's happening! And look at the amount of people who

:51:08.:51:12.

were out there? I know, it's incredible, I was like, what should

:51:13.:51:17.

I do?! It is lovely, I've noticed that they took the trophy away very

:51:18.:51:25.

quickly, that's a shame! I know! I think it is the most beautiful

:51:26.:51:32.

trophy in sport. It is, it is a special, it's gold and silver. You

:51:33.:51:39.

looked quite emotional with the fans. I'm always emotional with the

:51:40.:51:47.

fans, because they're what you pay for. That's my fitness coach, Jim

:51:48.:51:52.

always so excited! That's the doctor who was helping me. All my team was

:51:53.:52:02.

here, my manager... And we were all saying, where is Conchita Martinez?

:52:03.:52:14.

And there she is! It was a fantastic moment, previous champion, and now,

:52:15.:52:20.

new champion. You have only been working with Conchita for a short

:52:21.:52:23.

time, what has she brought? A lot of calmness and experienced. It's very

:52:24.:52:30.

hard for me, especially, because I get super nervous for the Grand

:52:31.:52:33.

Slams, I take them very seriously, have someone coming you down, who

:52:34.:52:37.

tells you you're doing good, for real, because she has the

:52:38.:52:39.

experience. If she says you're ready, because you're ready. So I

:52:40.:52:45.

was confident. But your parents, where were they? They were at home.

:52:46.:52:50.

I think they get nervous if they go to the court. I cannot watch a

:52:51.:52:56.

match, even, so imagine family! But you had a lot of supporters, and the

:52:57.:53:01.

king of Spain was there, you got to meet him after? I know, first-time.

:53:02.:53:08.

And actually, I didn't want to look to the Royal Box. I was like, don't

:53:09.:53:18.

look. I looked afterwards! And in the background, you can see Arantxa

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Sanchez-Vicario as well. Yes, I always see her, she's so nice, and

:53:24.:53:26.

she gives you a lot of tips, it's incredible. Did you get other

:53:27.:53:30.

messages from other players and Spanish players? I got one from

:53:31.:53:35.

Rafa, a really nice message and a lot of people but I did not have the

:53:36.:53:39.

time yet to read them! It's going to be hard to answer all of them, but I

:53:40.:53:44.

felt a lot of support! And you held your nerve, that first set of it was

:53:45.:53:49.

so crucial, so tight? Very crucial. We both know that that set was going

:53:50.:53:56.

to control a little bit the match. I was happy that I stayed strong, just

:53:57.:54:05.

waiting. This was a 19 stroke rally, do you remember much about it? I do.

:54:06.:54:10.

I felt like I had to go for it, I had to be solid and show no

:54:11.:54:16.

weakness. You say you go for it, we worked out on the stats that you

:54:17.:54:20.

were hitting the ball five miles per hour faster when you were break

:54:21.:54:24.

point up or down, is that just adrenaline? No, I think when you're

:54:25.:54:33.

nervous, you cannot doubt. You've got to go for your shots and not

:54:34.:54:36.

wait for mistakes. Maybe the racket was talking there! It is easier said

:54:37.:54:49.

than done! Yes! We were thinking, in the second set, what was going

:54:50.:54:52.

through your mind as you were racing away, game after game? I was

:54:53.:54:57.

thinking, keep doing the same, try not to destruct... Every ball, every

:54:58.:55:04.

point, every shot, go for it. Take the highway, like we say in Spanish.

:55:05.:55:10.

I'm here, I feel confident, I'm not getting out of here. Absolutely.

:55:11.:55:15.

It's lovely, you came here two years ago, and I remember the on Centre

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Court. So, you have felt the other side, does that make this victory

:55:22.:55:24.

even more special? Yeah. I know what it's like to lose. It's completely

:55:25.:55:30.

different. Losing a Grand Slam final, or winning. I was like, this

:55:31.:55:36.

year I have to do something to change that. I'm super proud,

:55:37.:55:41.

because it's a great feeling, because you never know if you're

:55:42.:55:45.

going to have the chance again to play a Wimbledon final. I have the

:55:46.:55:48.

trophy now! Was Wimbledon something you grew up watching? Yeah,

:55:49.:55:56.

actually. I grew up watching Venus and Serena play, I said it in the

:55:57.:56:00.

ceremony and everybody started to laugh, but that was the perfect

:56:01.:56:04.

final for me. A lot of incredible moments, and Rafa also. They only

:56:05.:56:09.

laughed because you're so young! And you've beaten Serena and Venus in a

:56:10.:56:15.

Grand Slam final, I think you're the only person to have done that. I

:56:16.:56:19.

didn't know that. I only play the Williams sisters in the final! Beat

:56:20.:56:30.

the best! I know it's the champions dinner tomorrow, and I think you

:56:31.:56:33.

were asked about who you would like to dance with, I think they've

:56:34.:56:37.

stopped the dancing now. Oh really? You can ask! Not really, if it's not

:56:38.:56:46.

necessarily! I'm a little bit shy! You only have to go up and do a

:56:47.:56:50.

little interview now. So you can put your dancing shoes away! Well, we'll

:56:51.:56:58.

see! Anyway, congratulations, a wonderful final and all the best for

:56:59.:57:02.

the future. Great personality and a huge star. Wonderful for the women's

:57:03.:57:09.

game, a new Wimbledon champion here. But a familiar face with the trophy

:57:10.:57:14.

today, the great man himself, Roger Federer, defeating Marin Cilic, an

:57:15.:57:20.

injured Marin Cilic, in three sets. This is how he sealed his record

:57:21.:57:24.

eighth Wimbledon title. Quite fitting that it was done with an

:57:25.:57:35.

ace. For Roger, another ace and he collects another Wimbledon trophy,

:57:36.:57:39.

obviously, feeling for his opponent, Marin Cilic was injured and was not

:57:40.:57:42.

at his best. Very emotional on court. But for Roger and his team,

:57:43.:57:53.

which we just saw... He is the man at the helm, and everybody on Centre

:57:54.:57:56.

Court standing to appreciate what he's done, not just today but over

:57:57.:58:01.

the years. Since he first came here, winning the junior title. Walking

:58:02.:58:07.

onto Centre Court, hoping to do exactly what that man did and come

:58:08.:58:11.

here and win the title. Well, now, he's done it a record eight times.

:58:12.:58:18.

And the applause just didn't stop on Centre Court! Shortly afterwards he

:58:19.:58:22.

went outside to show the trophy to the public. And here he is making

:58:23.:58:27.

his way up from the warm-down area. It doesn't even look like he's had a

:58:28.:58:33.

match! The fans know that this is an opportunity, because Roger is making

:58:34.:58:39.

his way over to the players' lawn, to meet up with his family and

:58:40.:58:44.

friends. And then he'll have to go off to do his media duties, and that

:58:45.:58:52.

will take some time as well. Everyone wanted to say well done to

:58:53.:59:01.

this great champion. So, off he goes for his media duties. But here at

:59:02.:59:06.

Wimbledon, a Lott has been happening elsewhere, and we can bring you

:59:07.:59:08.

up-to-date with that right now. Great great news for Britain in the

:59:09.:59:14.

ladies wheelchair doubles, because Jordanne Whiley and her partner Yui

:59:15.:59:22.

Kamiji have taken it in three sets, 6-0 in the final set. Amazing,

:59:23.:59:25.

because they had not played together since last year. And their opponents

:59:26.:59:34.

with a silver medallists at the Paralympics last year, and De Groot

:59:35.:59:36.

actually won the singles yesterday. So that was a thrilling victory for

:59:37.:59:40.

Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji, their fourth and second if the

:59:41.:59:45.

modern title. And afterwards, they spoke to Clare Balding.

:59:46.:59:52.

This is by far the most special for me, because I've been eight -- out

:59:53.:59:59.

that eight months with injury, I haven't played for a year, and I

:00:00.:00:03.

tried my hardest. They were such a strong team. I'm so happy. We can

:00:04.:00:14.

see how thrilled you are. Yui, how are you feeling, and how special is

:00:15.:00:23.

this moment? Sorry. I'd like to thank Jordanne for playing with me

:00:24.:00:29.

again, and congratulations to Marjolein Buis and Diede De Groot,

:00:30.:00:33.

and thank you to the audience for being here with us. Yes.

:00:34.:00:38.

APPLAUSE They did, they were cheering for

:00:39.:00:43.

you. I think all of us will remember the shout of, Yui, throughout what

:00:44.:00:50.

you are eight arrested partnership. What is the secret to you getting

:00:51.:00:54.

back that you are a horrific partnership.

:00:55.:01:00.

I try my hardest for Yui, and that's what makes us such a special doubles

:01:01.:01:10.

partnership. You make it as well. Very special to watch. Last word,

:01:11.:01:19.

Jordanne, on the heart of both of you, who would like to thank?

:01:20.:01:25.

Largely all of the crowd. It picks us up around the court. It means a

:01:26.:01:29.

locked us for to be here. Thank you to my family who came out the

:01:30.:01:34.

coaches up there, my boyfriend and my coach over there. Thank you to

:01:35.:01:39.

everybody in the stadium. Congratulations, Yui Kamiji and

:01:40.:01:43.

Jordanne Whiley! Emotional scenes out on court number

:01:44.:01:48.

three, but well done to Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji. Fourth time

:01:49.:01:54.

here at Wimbledon. Elsewhere, the singles title went to Stefan Olsson,

:01:55.:02:01.

conceded at the Championships. He put out the top seed, Gordon Reid,

:02:02.:02:05.

in the opening round. He came through in a marathon 7-5 in the

:02:06.:02:12.

third set against Gustavo Hernandez, the 23-year-old who had won the

:02:13.:02:16.

Australian Open and was runner-up at the French Open. A first Wimbledon

:02:17.:02:18.

title for Stefan Olsson. Emotional scenes in the wheelchair final. And

:02:19.:02:25.

the Boys' Singles final, we've seen Roger Federer. Here's a look into

:02:26.:02:35.

the future. It was won by an 18-year-old from Spain, winning 7-6,

:02:36.:02:43.

6-3. He was on an 11 match winning streak, the opponent, until today,

:02:44.:02:47.

and he was also going to be in the final of the Boys' Doubles the

:02:48.:02:49.

trophy went to Spain. won by... 6-4, 6-3 vote of no

:02:50.:03:15.

celebration for the United States today. They won the girls singles

:03:16.:03:21.

but runners-up today. The new girls doubles champions.

:03:22.:03:28.

They are still sitting on the hill, and British interest in the mixed

:03:29.:03:34.

doubles coming up. We are going to Centre Court in a moment, but a

:03:35.:03:39.

short time ago that players made their way onto Centre Court. They

:03:40.:03:44.

all know this place so well. They've all won the mixed doubles title

:03:45.:03:46.

here. Lets hear the welcome. CHEERING

:03:47.:03:55.

I say that they've won the title, Gus Jamie Murray, of course, won the

:03:56.:04:05.

title a few years ago with Jelena Jankovic, and Martina Hingis has won

:04:06.:04:10.

so many titles, too many to mention. They are the top seeds, the

:04:11.:04:14.

superpowers in this. Everybody predicting they would be the

:04:15.:04:19.

favourites, but they are up against the defending champions, Henri

:04:20.:04:23.

Kontinen and Heather Watson. We can sit back and enjoy this one. Mixed

:04:24.:04:27.

doubles is so entertaining. Lets join Sam Smith and John implied --

:04:28.:04:31.

John Inverdale. There have been times in recent

:04:32.:04:35.

years when the mixed doubles final has been something of an

:04:36.:04:38.

afterthought after an epic men's bottle, and it has sometimes been a

:04:39.:04:42.

confrontation between pairs you are occasionally barely household names

:04:43.:04:47.

in their own house, but not today. This match has the feel of an

:04:48.:04:53.

Olympic closing ceremony, virtually. Party time, happy faces, with some

:04:54.:04:58.

of the best smiles in this sport. Two British players, one on this

:04:59.:05:01.

site, a man who is effectively in this country Mr doubles. Jamie

:05:02.:05:06.

Murray. The semifinal which featured Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen

:05:07.:05:09.

was like a pantomime. There were people chanting marriage proposals

:05:10.:05:16.

from the crowd, all sorts of shenanigans. This is a great way,

:05:17.:05:21.

after hundreds of matches at Wimbledon 2017, which began two

:05:22.:05:26.

Mondays ago, when Andy Murray walked onto the Centre Court to defend his

:05:27.:05:31.

singles title, it ends with his brother on Centre Court, trying to

:05:32.:05:34.

win a mixed doubles title, ten years after winning it with Jelena

:05:35.:05:39.

Jankovic. They are playing the defending champions, Henri Kontinen

:05:40.:05:43.

and Heather Watson. Sadly, having not been named the new Doctor Who,

:05:44.:05:51.

Sam Smith is here. Looking forward to this? Very much so, and egging

:05:52.:05:53.

each basket. Henri and Heather, at times, are

:05:54.:06:40.

like a comedy duo, but Henri is good for Heather. He doesn't put any

:06:41.:06:41.

pressure on her. That rally features the first volley

:06:42.:07:12.

from Martina Hingis. I think I know what you're going to say. In the

:07:13.:07:19.

preceding round, Sam offered to give me a pound for every volley that

:07:20.:07:25.

Martinez the guests missed in the match, and -- that Martinez will --

:07:26.:07:28.

that Martina Hingis missed in the match, and she didn't miss any. I'll

:07:29.:07:35.

donate a pound to a tennis charity every time Martina Hingis misses a

:07:36.:07:38.

volley. We'll see where we are at the end of the match. Or a smash.

:07:39.:07:45.

You are throwing a smash into the mix as well. You can tell it's the

:07:46.:07:48.

end of term here, goodness me. Easy enough for the Finn. Not too

:07:49.:08:09.

many Finns have made it onto the big stage in tennis. No. Is it's not a

:08:10.:08:13.

big game there? Does the weather play the part? I think that other

:08:14.:08:19.

sports dominate. Obviously the weather is a major issue. I would

:08:20.:08:26.

imagine that Henri has got Finnish Sports Personality of the Year

:08:27.:08:30.

wrapped up. Don't ask me who the other nominees are. A few Formula 1

:08:31.:08:36.

drivers. Apart from that. A lot of people, especially tennis

:08:37.:08:54.

fans, talk about graduating their life through the names of tennis

:08:55.:08:57.

players at Wimbledon, the heroes they go along with. I remember the

:08:58.:09:02.

Agassi- Sampras Iran, all of that. It's amazing to think it's ten years

:09:03.:09:09.

since Jamie won this. -- the Agassi- Sampras era.

:09:10.:09:20.

And it is amazing to think, in that intervening period, what his brother

:09:21.:09:26.

has achieved. And what he's achieved.

:09:27.:09:38.

What a fantastic pick-up from Jamie Murray. He has the most brilliant

:09:39.:09:47.

hands. But also what you have to remember is everything that Jamie's

:09:48.:09:51.

achieved, it's been trained by this man. We'll talk about him a bit more

:09:52.:09:55.

later. Is the cheering for that. I don't

:09:56.:10:08.

know which side the crowd on today. I think it's a win-win situation.

:10:09.:10:15.

Perhaps Sarah involvement with Martina over the years might sway

:10:16.:10:21.

it. -- perhaps their involvement. Heather might get her smile that in

:10:22.:10:28.

a moment. It's a battle of the smiles. Martina has a serious smile.

:10:29.:10:37.

A pound. Was that a miss? OK, I'll speak to her afterwards. OK, one.

:10:38.:10:45.

I've got a little chart. Murray hung in the air for ages

:10:46.:11:06.

there. That was a beautifully clean strike. There are a couple of things

:11:07.:11:13.

they have to sort out here. A bit more tricky, because Heather isn't

:11:14.:11:17.

serving and volleying, so Henri really has to cover that line.

:11:18.:11:23.

Because she's not serving and volleying, he hasn't got so many

:11:24.:11:31.

options to poach. He can anticipate a crosscourt ball or react to a

:11:32.:11:36.

ball, but they can't really plan anything out. But they can in the I

:11:37.:11:43.

formation. I think she'll probably go down the T. That's the smart

:11:44.:11:50.

place to serve. A signal behind the back there.

:11:51.:12:02.

They have to remember that Murray and Hingis play to clearly defined

:12:03.:12:17.

fashions. With the I formation, most of the time you play down the alley.

:12:18.:12:23.

It's the best place to return to the majority of the time.

:12:24.:12:38.

A gallant effort at retrieving by Heather. But this is the first break

:12:39.:12:43.

point of the match. I thought Jamie was going to poach a

:12:44.:13:18.

couple of times, and then a decisive intervention at the net. First break

:13:19.:13:25.

of serve. And these two pairs have had very different passages to this

:13:26.:13:29.

final. The top seeds, I'm sure you know, had a draw, and it looks like

:13:30.:13:37.

the top seeds are at the top in a tennis championships, and they wind

:13:38.:13:39.

their way to the final. Straight sets all the way through. But

:13:40.:13:49.

Heather and Henri, in the middle of the draw, not seeded, working their

:13:50.:13:52.

way in a zigzag kind of fashion towards the end, with a couple of

:13:53.:13:56.

very tight 3-set matches in the quarters and semis. They've played a

:13:57.:14:00.

lot more tennis together, but having said that their opponents are a much

:14:01.:14:07.

more established there. They play in very different ways. Heather isn't

:14:08.:14:12.

serving and volleying. They are more instinctive, with great chemistry

:14:13.:14:15.

that's pulled them through a couple of those tight matches but I've

:14:16.:14:17.

never quite sure what they're going to do. On the other side, Murray and

:14:18.:14:23.

Hingis play defined patterns. You know exactly what they're going to

:14:24.:14:27.

do at any given time. They are so good at maximising their court

:14:28.:14:33.

coverage. They are more scientific, the way they go about their doubles.

:14:34.:14:58.

That ball kept very low. Just watch Jamie, he's going to move on their

:14:59.:15:13.

hit here. He knows where Martina is serving, so he's going to move in

:15:14.:15:18.

two different places, depending on where she serves. He is a real

:15:19.:15:25.

jack-in-the-box. Bat second serve from Martina

:15:26.:16:31.

Hingis, at 68mph. People at home are saying, I serve like that.

:16:32.:17:12.

My favourite ever film. Love, actually. I know it's naff, but it's

:17:13.:17:28.

wonderful. Henri has a huge serve, and it's

:17:29.:18:00.

very difficult to read. A lot of the men have problems returning it.

:18:01.:18:30.

Coached by Chris Eaton, British player, who went to school just down

:18:31.:19:00.

the road from Wimbledon here, just like Tim Henman did. That was almost

:19:01.:19:07.

Federer-esque. But the ball went long.

:19:08.:19:45.

Kontinen was the runner-up in the boys singles here nine years ago,

:19:46.:19:53.

when he was beaten by Grigor Dimitrov. Kontinen got to around 200

:19:54.:20:03.

in the world before deciding to concentrate on doubles. What about

:20:04.:20:06.

that service action? SAM SMITH: Well, is just

:20:07.:20:10.

extraordinary, because he lays his head back on the left side, and the

:20:11.:20:21.

arm goes back so far behind him, you don't get to see the racket because

:20:22.:20:28.

it's beyond 180 degrees. He must have double jointed shoulders or

:20:29.:20:31.

something, because I can't think of another player who serves like that.

:20:32.:20:37.

Is extraordinary. And that serve is going to be a big feature of this

:20:38.:20:43.

final. He may be finish to, but who lives just over the road, in Estonia

:20:44.:20:49.

- ever been there? I haven't but I always wanted to go on a Baltic

:20:50.:21:00.

cruise. So if I do, I will jump off at Talinn. I recommend it, but go in

:21:01.:21:08.

midweek. Don't go at weekends! There will be big discussions here about

:21:09.:21:15.

Heather's return, her backhand return of serve is as good as anyone

:21:16.:21:19.

Sheila, it's a real menace. Try and stay away from that, go really wide

:21:20.:21:21.

on her. If Kontinen has a double jointed

:21:22.:21:47.

shoulder, I almost feel that Jamie almost has a double jointed wrist

:21:48.:21:52.

when he plays volleys like that. Fantastic touch.

:21:53.:22:48.

Never in doubt on the Hingis overhead. And this is a good game.

:22:49.:22:57.

Yeah, it's really smart tennis from Jamie. First of all, straight back

:22:58.:23:06.

at Heather, really putting Heather on the defence, she hasn't got any

:23:07.:23:09.

angle to work with. Really straightforward service game.

:23:10.:23:23.

Great shot. What touch. It is worth saying, if Kontinen's serve is

:23:24.:23:39.

almost unbreakable, this is the game that Hingis and Murray are looking

:23:40.:23:44.

to get at. What is very helpful in this

:23:45.:24:10.

matchup, though, Heather is serving the best we've ever seen her. It's

:24:11.:24:19.

got a few more mph on it, and the accuracy, which has really helped

:24:20.:24:22.

her singles in the last couple of months, that accuracy. And she'll

:24:23.:24:32.

need that out there today. Henri is going to tell her where to serve the

:24:33.:24:37.

second serve, and then, where he's going to move to. Jamie Insall him

:24:38.:24:46.

moving, though. That lady you saw on that shot, that's Heather's mum

:24:47.:24:53.

Michelle. One of the more the brilliant tennis parents.

:24:54.:25:14.

Henri, what are you doing? Can't keep saying "you"! Well, he's just

:25:15.:25:32.

trying to do way too much here. Great hands from Andy Murray, that

:25:33.:25:35.

ball was going straight at him. -- Jamie Murray. Break points again.

:25:36.:25:41.

Well served, Heather. Now, I think they're very worried

:25:42.:26:02.

about this Hingis return. What she doesn't like is the kicker out wide.

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We'll see what they're planning here.

:26:09.:26:14.

You called it, Sam. Inside-out forehand, Murray at the net, break

:26:15.:26:20.

of serve. Martina hit that ball pretty hard,

:26:21.:26:37.

it has to be said, but it was the advent of the super big hitters that

:26:38.:26:41.

effectively spelt the end of her time as a force in the game in

:26:42.:26:46.

women's singles? And be she could do nothing about it, she managed to

:26:47.:26:50.

hold off Venus and Serena when they were in their teens. And there was

:26:51.:26:56.

Davenport as well. She won her first junior slam at 12, at 22 she had

:26:57.:27:00.

already been a full-time professional, really, for ten years.

:27:01.:27:05.

And then with the advent of the power game, she came in the gap

:27:06.:27:08.

between Steffi Graf and Monica Seles and the Williams sisters and

:27:09.:27:13.

Davenport, an week in, week out, she just couldn't manage it. Her

:27:14.:27:19.

standards were to win slams, she also got a nasty foot injury which

:27:20.:27:23.

people must remember. She did win many, many titles, which is not bad.

:27:24.:27:28.

If she played in the singles here, let's just say they gave her a wild

:27:29.:27:32.

card, how far might she have got in the modern game? Would she have won

:27:33.:27:38.

a couple of rounds? It would depend who she got, but she's a wonderful

:27:39.:27:44.

tennis player. I think everybody believes she's not only

:27:45.:27:48.

invitational, particularly myself after my experience a few years ago.

:27:49.:27:55.

What was that? It was the year that she played with Anna Kordic over, so

:27:56.:28:00.

big crowds as well. Martina for me is a tennis genius, she knows where

:28:01.:28:08.

you're going, before you do. And the score, or have you forgotten? Well,

:28:09.:28:15.

we were vaguely competitive! We hit the ball at Anna quite a lot, who

:28:16.:28:21.

clearly hadn't practised in a few years! But it was an extraordinary

:28:22.:28:30.

feeling. You hit the ball and Martina had already moved into the

:28:31.:28:34.

space, almost when you were contacting the ball - she was just

:28:35.:28:40.

telepathic. And at the time, we thought, this is ridiculous.

:28:41.:28:45.

Martina, you should be playing in the ladies doubles, not the

:28:46.:28:47.

invitational, please leave us alone! She's great! I was about to say,

:28:48.:28:58.

Jamie Murray is one of the game's great volleyers. And then two in a

:28:59.:29:05.

row. This is still a big deal for him, look how tight he is on the

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net. Actually it's a pretty good idea to go at him, because he always

:29:10.:29:12.

has to move to the right or the left. Depending on where Martina

:29:13.:29:20.

serves. Heather bluetit that as hard as she

:29:21.:30:11.

possibly could. -- Heather hit that. I'm not sure Jamie Murray wasn't

:30:12.:30:16.

facing the wrong way was the the most important thing is that he was

:30:17.:30:20.

Faison. That gives him a chance. -- he was based on. That has been

:30:21.:30:26.

trained by Louis Cayer eight, who has been firing thousands of balls

:30:27.:30:32.

at him from close range. That was fantastic. That was watching a

:30:33.:30:38.

batsman fending off the most venomous fast ball.

:30:39.:31:43.

He's served 54 aces in this tournament so far. That's a big

:31:44.:32:11.

weapon in a mixed doubles tournament. I'm just amazed at this

:32:12.:32:13.

upper body rotation. That's long. So Heather and Henri live to fight

:32:14.:32:28.

one more game, at least. In this opening set. If we go back to this

:32:29.:32:35.

serve again, because I can see you are fascinated and bemused by it, is

:32:36.:32:37.

it the body rotation and the contortion, if you like, that's

:32:38.:32:44.

captivating new? It's just the position that he gets into, what we

:32:45.:32:51.

call trophy position, where his left arm is extended and his shoulder...

:32:52.:32:54.

I'll tell you exactly when. When he gets there. He seems to get it so...

:32:55.:33:02.

I'm so far behind him. I'm not sure how you get a read on his racket

:33:03.:33:07.

placement, which is the clue you are looking for. It's almost like a golf

:33:08.:33:14.

swing. He's keeping his body still, but he's taking the shoulder

:33:15.:33:16.

rotation, it's so key, so far behind. He would be good on the shot

:33:17.:33:26.

put the hammer, he'd be terrific. There was a great Finn, whose name

:33:27.:33:39.

is... Or the javelin. It will come to us. That's why I'm so fascinated.

:33:40.:33:43.

Ring in now. Ari Vaartonen, was that his name?

:33:44.:33:58.

I'll look it up on the Internet. To save all of you at home looking

:33:59.:34:42.

up on your electronic devices who the famous Finnish person was, Sam

:34:43.:34:51.

is doing it right now. There was a great 5000 metres and 10,000 metres

:34:52.:34:53.

runner in the early 70s. Positive from Kontinen. That was a

:34:54.:35:08.

wonderful pick-up from Murray midway through the rally. But that loose

:35:09.:35:22.

volley from Hingis, she whacked the grass in disgust, it allowed

:35:23.:35:24.

Kontinen to do that. Still haven't quite got on top of

:35:25.:35:45.

these Kontinen - Watson returns. They have done a good job, the

:35:46.:35:49.

defending champions, getting the return is really low, forcing Murray

:35:50.:35:50.

to hit up. That simple put away from Jamie

:35:51.:36:08.

Murray gives them set point. And it might signal a shift in the

:36:09.:36:21.

way the crowd respond. First set. It goes to the British-

:36:22.:36:56.

Swiss combination. I suspect the crowd now will switch their

:36:57.:36:59.

attention to Heather, because they want to see three sets. But a richly

:37:00.:37:08.

entertaining 30 minutes of mixed doubles, as we draw towards the

:37:09.:37:11.

conclusion of this year's rumbled on. Have you got the answer? I

:37:12.:37:21.

haven't. -- this year's Wimbledon. I've been handed a piece of paper.

:37:22.:37:26.

Forget electronic devices. I've been handed a sheet of paper that says

:37:27.:37:39.

Arto Haakonen. 1984, javelin in Los Angeles. I think his best friend was

:37:40.:37:51.

Ari Vatanen. He drove there to watch him. Hard to see too much of what

:37:52.:38:02.

Kontinen and Watson have done wrong out there. It's been superhigh

:38:03.:38:07.

quality from Murray and Hingis, and that's without putting too many

:38:08.:38:13.

first serves in. They haven't had to head to the charity box for their

:38:14.:38:17.

serving. She making life quite difficult overall. Very solid. They

:38:18.:38:24.

had a real crack at the Kontinen and Watson second serves when they have

:38:25.:38:29.

a chance. It's been Heather's serve that's been under the real pressure.

:38:30.:38:36.

And she will start this second set. I'll be amazed if she does. Well,

:38:37.:38:44.

the blog is by her name. They've moved the blob. They put a white dot

:38:45.:38:56.

in the person who is going to on the scoreboard. For that reason. -- they

:38:57.:39:06.

put a white dot by the person who is going to serve on the scoreboard.

:39:07.:39:45.

Beautifully played. It just sat there, asking to be hit, and boy,

:39:46.:39:50.

did he hit it! This is Henri all over. A little

:39:51.:40:05.

extravagant. Is eye on the ball. Look at, write to the last moment.

:40:06.:40:14.

This is a pair who haven't played much together.

:40:15.:40:22.

Henri is in charge. He's directing operations. Henri said, regular, and

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Heather set, what do you mean? But it worked.

:40:34.:40:53.

Jamie has been returning with so much variety. He's been lobbying

:40:54.:40:56.

Heather, chipping as well. All these guys' semifinals were on

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Friday, so a lot of people watching today, because of work, will not

:41:10.:41:13.

have seen too much mixed double action. Why is Jamie playing in a

:41:14.:41:18.

deuce court, when he's a left-hander?

:41:19.:41:31.

That rally was all about Heather Watson but, in the end, that

:41:32.:41:40.

forehand goes long. I mean, traditionally, he'd play in the left

:41:41.:41:46.

court. So then you've got a big forehand on the right side, a big

:41:47.:41:51.

forehand on the left side. He's more comfortable on the right, and

:41:52.:41:53.

Martina definitely wants to play on the left. Another big serve, 120

:41:54.:42:06.

mph. And it wouldn't take very much for this to swing the other way. It

:42:07.:42:11.

really wouldn't. Don't really feel that any one player is completely

:42:12.:42:15.

dominated. But Jamie Murray, I must say, has really got in there I line.

:42:16.:42:22.

So tough when an opponent does that, because you start to question your

:42:23.:42:24.

returns and overthink things. They are using up a lot of energy trying

:42:25.:42:27.

to neutralise Jamie. . At the moment, but he was world

:42:28.:42:55.

number one doubles player, Jamie, last year. I remember Jamie right at

:42:56.:43:03.

the start of his career, before he won here in the mixed doubles. He

:43:04.:43:10.

was going well, but not well enough. I remember bumping into Judy down at

:43:11.:43:14.

Eastbourne and she said, well, I'm just going to have to go and get

:43:15.:43:17.

Jamie the best coach in the world, which was Louis Cayer. That's all

:43:18.:43:23.

there was for it. And you wonder why Jamie and Andy have done so well.

:43:24.:43:29.

And some of those Saturday afternoon Davis Cup doubles will live in the

:43:30.:43:33.

memory long after both of them have hung up their rackets. Good volley

:43:34.:43:40.

from Hingis. Mentioning Judy Murray, who was here watching Jamie play

:43:41.:43:44.

today she did say in an interview, I think it was on Radio 5 Live the

:43:45.:43:50.

Sunday before Wimbledon began, about two weeks ago today, that she was

:43:51.:43:53.

sure that Andy and Jamie would play doubles here once before they

:43:54.:43:57.

retired, and that would be a full house on Centre Court, no question.

:43:58.:44:22.

Everything Jamie does looks so crisp. But I can't emphasise enough,

:44:23.:44:27.

when he gets a serve and volley, he knows exactly where he's going to

:44:28.:44:32.

serve, exactly whether volley is going, exactly where the put away

:44:33.:44:35.

is. He is happy to play terribly instinctively. It's all to a set

:44:36.:44:46.

pattern. What a pick-up. What a fantastic volley from Jamie Murray.

:44:47.:44:52.

I was going to pick you up on that, saying, you can have a regimented

:44:53.:44:56.

way of playing, but the one thing you don't know is where the opponent

:44:57.:45:00.

is going to put the ball. But he knew, when he was pulled wide in the

:45:01.:45:04.

alley, is option was a short crosscourt forehand volley, and he

:45:05.:45:10.

knew that, and he knew had to exit it. All Cayer has done is get

:45:11.:45:16.

natural talent into a -- is to hone natural talent into a precise

:45:17.:45:23.

doubles playing machine. We have set it on every Watson service game, but

:45:24.:45:26.

this is the target for Murray and Hingis.

:45:27.:46:20.

Well, this is the most straightforward service game but

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Heather has had so far in this match.

:46:28.:46:46.

Great combination there between Finland and the Channel Islands. Not

:46:47.:47:00.

rev countries you immediately paired together, but they're doing all

:47:01.:47:06.

right at the moment. And you can see they're really having a good time

:47:07.:47:10.

Fish what's so funny, how these teams come together is often

:47:11.:47:14.

complete chance, or total serendipity. Heather actually had a

:47:15.:47:25.

joke with Henri's coach, who happens to be Chris Eakin, and it happened.

:47:26.:47:30.

Had Martina not found Jamie, and she was reluctant to do so, because as

:47:31.:47:36.

you said earlier, she probably felt that Jamie's focus would be on the

:47:37.:47:41.

men's doubles, if she didn't press that dial, then neither team, she

:47:42.:47:47.

wouldn't be here with Jamie, and Heather and Henri wouldn't be here,

:47:48.:47:51.

either. It's extraordinary, it's really random in the mixed doubles.

:47:52.:47:57.

Which be a source of inspiration to any club players who are listening

:47:58.:48:02.

to this at the moment. Who asks who, dare I ask them? Even at the top

:48:03.:48:07.

level. Yeah. You might have thought Martina Hingis would not be too

:48:08.:48:14.

nervous to phone up Jamie. I think she's the boss of this couple now,

:48:15.:48:20.

though oh! Well, he's cross about that one. The

:48:21.:48:46.

roof remains open, as you can see, despite the threat of showers in the

:48:47.:48:58.

last hour or so. The roof had to be shot last night to allow the men's

:48:59.:49:07.

doubles to finish. It feels like it finish to in the early hours of this

:49:08.:49:09.

morning. There's all sorts of movement on

:49:10.:49:24.

both sides of the net there. They work well together, don't they?

:49:25.:49:53.

Instinctively, they're so good with their positioning and how they cover

:49:54.:50:00.

the court. They almost don't really need to discuss things, because they

:50:01.:50:05.

both know whether serve should go and where Jamie should move to. That

:50:06.:50:15.

point before was finished off with the most ludicrously effortless

:50:16.:50:18.

volley from Murray at the net. JOHN INVERDALE: Good, keep shot from

:50:19.:50:39.

Heather Watson there. And the Hingis serve, under threat.

:50:40.:51:02.

SAM SMITH: As soon as possible under threat, they go for the percentage

:51:03.:51:07.

plays. I'm actually just trying to see how

:51:08.:51:55.

many other players from the Channel Islands have actually competed on

:51:56.:51:58.

the world stage. And it's a very short list. Well left.

:51:59.:52:17.

I think the tennis playing resources are so limited there. Do the Channel

:52:18.:52:28.

Islands not play...? You were talking about Jamie playing in

:52:29.:52:34.

county tennis earlier on, I think he played for the Highlands of Scotland

:52:35.:52:38.

or whatever, to the Channel Islands not get amalgamated with Hampshire?

:52:39.:52:40.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight. It's not exactly tennis central, is

:52:41.:53:04.

it, the Channel Islands? If you think about it, where all he's

:53:05.:53:09.

players are from, even Martina Hingis, before Martina Hingis,

:53:10.:53:13.

tennis was not a big sport in Switzerland. They have all come from

:53:14.:53:18.

little areas where you would not expect. It's a big area, Finland.

:53:19.:53:31.

But I know what you mean! Finland's one of those countries, you look at

:53:32.:53:35.

on the map, that is huge! It's just, there's not much, too! Areas with

:53:36.:53:47.

not many tennis clubs, let's put it like that! He's got a big week

:53:48.:53:53.

ahead, the Open coming up. Live coverage Radio 5 Live, every hour,

:53:54.:53:57.

every day. And you will be listening, Sam, I know you're a big

:53:58.:54:02.

fan. I will be listening. If I have any thoughts, I will text you. I

:54:03.:54:07.

don't have a direct line! And it's nice for these four players, to have

:54:08.:54:12.

this honour full Centre Court. In recent times, because we've had so

:54:13.:54:17.

many men's singles finals which have gone on a very long time, it has

:54:18.:54:21.

meant that sometimes, the mixed doubles final has been a bit of an

:54:22.:54:27.

afterthought, with dusk coming in and some people saying, should we go

:54:28.:54:31.

and watch this, or should we go home? But this is an integral part

:54:32.:54:36.

of the afternoon's entertainment following the 3-set victory for

:54:37.:54:39.

Roger Federer over Marin Cilic earlier on. People are very engaged,

:54:40.:54:44.

and they would love, no disrespect to Jamie and Martina, but they would

:54:45.:54:52.

love the Finnish-Guernsey connection to win this set and take us into a

:54:53.:54:54.

decider. That was a good lob from Kontinen.

:54:55.:55:28.

Yeah, they've got to try and do something different here, maybe go

:55:29.:55:30.

at Martina a little more. Hingis and Murray have done a very

:55:31.:56:40.

good job of neutralising Henri out here, hasn't been able to get on his

:56:41.:56:44.

forehand. He was running through his service game easily, but that's been

:56:45.:56:58.

about eight. -- about it. We keep saying what a good doubles player

:56:59.:57:03.

Henri Kontinen is, you may not be aware, he was a Grand Slam winner

:57:04.:57:06.

this year, with John Peers, in Melbourne. He is right at the top of

:57:07.:57:09.

the men's game at the moment. Well played, Heather finishing off

:57:10.:57:41.

Henri's work. This is what they haven't let him do for most of this

:57:42.:57:45.

match, just over 50 minutes, let him really get hold of a forehand.

:57:46.:57:58.

And a break point now for Kontinen and Watson. It doesn't take a lot in

:57:59.:58:59.

mixed doubles, just a couple more second serves for the defending

:59:00.:59:02.

champions to look at, and they've got a chance here.

:59:03.:59:14.

That was a big serve. Perfectly placed.

:59:15.:59:39.

That was a monstrous return, even the deft hands of Jamie Murray

:59:40.:59:51.

couldn't deal with that. So, break point again. Will Murray swing it

:59:52.:59:57.

out wide again? Great serving again. These days,

:59:58.:00:21.

just resets so quickly. What they return from Heather on the

:00:22.:01:14.

backhand that was! That's why you have to be so accurate. Its

:01:15.:01:20.

world-class, when Heather can get hold of it, and they've done a good

:01:21.:01:25.

job of stopping them, but he wasn't quite accurate enough. And that's

:01:26.:01:28.

what happens. She's seen about, what, two or three of them in this

:01:29.:01:31.

final so far. He'd served so many serves out wide.

:01:32.:02:16.

Much to the amusement of his coach, he bashed that down the middle.

:02:17.:02:33.

I think we've gone through the whole of Wimbledon without using the

:02:34.:02:40.

time-honoured phrase, the vital seventh game. As this is the last

:02:41.:02:43.

match of Wimbledon, I think it ought to get an outing here and there.

:02:44.:03:03.

It's also the last game with the old balls.

:03:04.:03:27.

I'm afraid Jamie is two steps ahead of everybody else on this court.

:03:28.:04:01.

Beautifully played, Kontinen. Jamie was cross with the execution of that

:04:02.:04:08.

lob, but it was beautifully put away.

:04:09.:04:32.

Agonisingly, just out of reach of the Finn.

:04:33.:04:43.

And so, this may well prove to have been crucial.

:04:44.:04:54.

Heather would just love Henri to take the return if he possibly can.

:04:55.:05:14.

Saying to her, come on, you need a first serve, if you can.

:05:15.:05:25.

A shriek from Heather says it all. A big break for Murray and Hingis. A

:05:26.:05:40.

set and a break, and the number one seeds are eyeing this mixed doubles

:05:41.:05:48.

title. All it is, just watching Henriette Heather, but strategically

:05:49.:05:55.

they are making a few mistakes. They went I formation and Heather served

:05:56.:06:03.

down the T, which is Hingis's best return. I don't think it really

:06:04.:06:09.

works. You've got to serve out wide. For me, Hingis and Murray have got

:06:10.:06:13.

the tactics right. They are serving in the right places at moving in the

:06:14.:06:20.

right areas. That's why, unless Henri Candy inspired here, and he's

:06:21.:06:25.

had a pretty long tournament... -- unless Henri Candy inspired.

:06:26.:06:30.

I think he was into seven hours at the semifinals. It was an epic men's

:06:31.:06:40.

doubles tournament, because their match, which the top seeds lost, and

:06:41.:06:46.

their opponents eventually won it last night in a ridiculous match

:06:47.:06:51.

which lasted five hours, and they had put the roof at 13-11 in the

:06:52.:06:57.

fifth, but Kontinen and his partner lost their semifinal 9-7 in the

:06:58.:06:58.

final set. Here is Hingis, to turn the screw.

:06:59.:07:12.

Martina has got her wonderful hairbands in.

:07:13.:07:30.

Can you buy those in the shop? I'm sure you probably can. I brought my

:07:31.:07:37.

own from Switzerland. So a single game is all they need

:07:38.:08:33.

now to be mixed doubles champions this year.

:08:34.:08:39.

Very impressive from Hingis. That's the reason she's won 22 Grand Slam

:08:40.:08:49.

titles. Putting in a love service game at just the right time.

:08:50.:08:55.

That was a beautiful first serve from Kontinen. 80 mph. It crawled

:08:56.:09:07.

over the net, in his terms, but perfectly placed.

:09:08.:09:17.

We've all been there. We've all been for the intercept and felt the ball

:09:18.:09:48.

going further and further and further away.

:09:49.:10:38.

Well, they are still smiling. But they know they've got to come up

:10:39.:10:58.

with something pretty special in the next game if it isn't to be game,

:10:59.:11:02.

set and match for the last time on Centre Court at this year's

:11:03.:11:10.

Wimbledon. And I always think this kind of moment, for all the of this

:11:11.:11:16.

match, there's something rather sad about it, isn't there? Two Mondays

:11:17.:11:20.

ago, there were hundreds of players but, since then, most of them have

:11:21.:11:23.

been knocked out and scattered to the four corners of the Earth. Some

:11:24.:11:27.

of them are playing a different tournaments. They fed hundreds of

:11:28.:11:30.

matches. But over the last two weeks they've given us a magnificent soap

:11:31.:11:36.

opera worthy of any East End is that culminates in today. In one more

:11:37.:11:40.

game, if this goes according to plan and Jamie Murray does what he wants,

:11:41.:11:46.

that will be exempt Wimbledon 2017 will be just a memory. It's almost

:11:47.:11:52.

like the last day of school. And we have to wait another 50 weeks to do

:11:53.:12:01.

it again. So, will this be the last game on Centre Court for this year's

:12:02.:12:02.

Wimbledon? Not if Henri has anything to do with

:12:03.:12:08.

it! They didn't spend much time that the

:12:09.:12:48.

change of ends discussing what to do, but I think they just decided,

:12:49.:12:53.

OK, lets just wham it at Martina and see what happens.

:12:54.:13:15.

Just long. You could see Heather thought she might just have landed

:13:16.:13:23.

it on the baseline. -- landed it. I wonder if they'll start taking it

:13:24.:13:34.

to Heather's forehand. The crowd chanting for more. A few

:13:35.:14:05.

more shots like that from these two and we'll have some more.

:14:06.:14:20.

Now, do they go for Heather's forehand? They've been burned so

:14:21.:14:26.

many times off the Watson backhand. They live dangerously, these two!

:14:27.:14:50.

But those two chances to break back have been and gone. And Jamie and

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Martina know a couple more points here and the job will be done. This

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time, Jamie will go for his favourite serves.

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Great shot from Henri Kontinen, that's fantastic! If you're going to

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use some flight and a softer shot, you try and go around your opponent,

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and that's exactly what Henri Kontinen did. So, pressure back on

:15:29.:15:31.

the Murray serve again. There was an acrobatic return from

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Watson. But a pretty emphatic put away from Hingis.

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Match point for Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis. And Centre Court,

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which began with one Murray two Mondays ago, and all the drama in

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between, ends with another Murray. Jamie, and Martina Hingis, are mixed

:17:16.:17:23.

doubles champions for 2017. And a standing ovation, after an hour and

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a quarter, a hugely enjoyable way to round off this year's Championship.

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SAM SMITH: Yeah, it is a fitting finale, and it's such an important

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part of the Wimbledon programme and a great way to bring down the

:17:50.:17:56.

curtain on Wimbledon 2017. And I bet Martina is very pleased she's picked

:17:57.:18:00.

up the phone a couple of weeks ago, because it's all ended in a rather

:18:01.:18:04.

wonderful match. Judy Murray happy, too. 50 grand each for Jamie and

:18:05.:18:09.

Martina, but I'm not sure they will be thinking about that. It's about

:18:10.:18:14.

playing on this court, on this occasion, on this stage. Other Grand

:18:15.:18:17.

Slams have rather throw the mixed doubles away nowadays. Roland

:18:18.:18:22.

Garros, it sometimes feels they play the final of the mixed doubles at

:18:23.:18:27.

Faure on Thursday, because it almost seems it doesn't matter at all. But

:18:28.:18:32.

here it is still an integral part of the schedule, and you can see how

:18:33.:18:35.

happy Jamie Murray is as well. Ten years on from him winning this for

:18:36.:18:38.

the first time, with Jelena Jankovic. When he had to pick up the

:18:39.:18:46.

phone to ask HER to play with him, ten years on, Martina Hingis having

:18:47.:18:51.

run HIM up to say, can I play with you, he's champion once again. And

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that's 23 Grand Slam titles for Martina Hingis. And counting. And

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what skill out there. A lot of strategy from these two, almost

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invisible, because they do it bond anyone who does anything to this

:19:10.:19:14.

level, there is a lot of hard work behind it. And I have to say, will

:19:15.:19:19.

also defence from Heather and Henri. I don't think they would have

:19:20.:19:22.

expected to come through here unseeded, and this is a really good

:19:23.:19:26.

launch pad for Heather on the back of the singles, it's been a long

:19:27.:19:30.

fortnight. It has been a long few weeks. We were at Eastbourne, where

:19:31.:19:34.

Heather played some fantastic tennis, and we've seen a completely

:19:35.:19:38.

different Heather Watson in the last few weeks, and it's up to her to

:19:39.:19:43.

carry that forward as she goes to America, ultimately to the US Open

:19:44.:19:52.

and beyond. Yes, she'll be in the main draw of the US Open, and every

:19:53.:19:56.

time you can play matches under this kind of pressure, it will stand you

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in good stead. That was a long time ago, that match on that T-shirt!

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We're going to have the presentation of the mixed doubles. And we're also

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going to have a presentation for the boys singles, which took place

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earlier on today. And I'm assuming that both of these presentations are

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going to happen as always, in the Royal Box, as Jamie Murray starts

:20:25.:20:28.

handing out the contents of his kitbag. Undoubtedly, one of the

:20:29.:20:40.

great memories of this championship will be Kim Clijsters handing out

:20:41.:20:49.

some of her kit to a rather large gentleman, and asking him, after he

:20:50.:20:52.

had given her some stick on one of the outside courts, to show her how

:20:53.:20:58.

to do it. If you haven't seen it on YouTube yet, have a look, it's

:20:59.:21:04.

hugely entertaining. So, first to leave the arena, Heather and Henri.

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They won it last year, finalists this year. I'm sure they wouldn't

:21:11.:21:16.

mind coming back for more of the same in 12 months' time. And there

:21:17.:21:24.

are the new champions, Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis.

:21:25.:21:30.

Jamie, actually, is a great advert for doubles, isn't he? For the wider

:21:31.:21:41.

constituency of tennis, most club players don't tend to placing goals,

:21:42.:21:46.

for reasons of availability, time, competition, whatever. Most tennis

:21:47.:21:51.

players, wherever in the world, will tend to play doubles. He's a

:21:52.:21:56.

fantastic ambassador for the game, in a way that British tennis has not

:21:57.:21:59.

had someone like that for a long time. And don't forget, Jamie

:22:00.:22:04.

Clapham though he was a junior, was an excellent singles player, he was

:22:05.:22:07.

the best in the world when he was 11 or 12. Is singles career did not

:22:08.:22:17.

quite pan out. And also the same for Henri, he was extremely good, a

:22:18.:22:21.

finalist here in the juniors as well. It shows you can still go out

:22:22.:22:25.

and earn a living and have a wonderful career and win Grand Slam

:22:26.:22:30.

titles. Not a bad way to spend your life. Four and four looks

:22:31.:22:32.

straightforward, but it wasn't, really. It was very, very tight,

:22:33.:22:41.

from start to finish, and there were big opportunities for Kontinen and

:22:42.:22:50.

Watson, but in the end, it wasn't meant to be ensured the presentation

:22:51.:22:52.

will now take place in the Royal Box. Trophies will be presented by

:22:53.:22:57.

His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, President of the All England Club.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the mixed doubles runners-up, Heather Watson

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and Henri Kontinen! That beaming smile of Heather

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Watson. And a great ovation for the runners-up this year.

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And 2017 mixed doubles champions, Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray!

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JOHN INVERDALE: And so, one Murray at least holds up a trophy at

:24:05.:24:18.

Wimbledon this year. And I'm sure his brother was watching somewhere,

:24:19.:24:24.

and is thrilled that his elder brother is a champion once again

:24:25.:24:26.

hear. Both Jamie and Martina, looking to

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their boxes, on the right-hand side of the Royal Box. Ladies and

:24:51.:24:53.

gentlemen, the boys' singles runner-up, Axel Geller. Who actually

:24:54.:25:15.

in one match, bang it down a spoke of 135mph, in the juniors!

:25:16.:25:18.

Argentina, a rich history when it comes to tennis, obviously. It could

:25:19.:25:23.

be that he's going to be a big player - big being the operative

:25:24.:25:32.

word on the senior stage! And the 2017 Wimbledon boys singles

:25:33.:25:35.

champion, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina! The first Spaniard to win

:25:36.:25:44.

the boys' singles here for 50 years, since the summer of 1960s seven. And

:25:45.:25:50.

there have been some great champions in the intervening period, including

:25:51.:25:56.

Ivan Lendl, Pat Cash, Stefan Edberg, Gael Monfils, or Dimitrov... And 19

:25:57.:26:05.

years ago, when Pete Sampras was beating Goran Ivanisevic in the

:26:06.:26:09.

men's final, Roger Federer held that trophy aloft. Will YE be men's

:26:10.:26:20.

champion in the years to come? And what a weekend for Spanish tennis.

:26:21.:26:24.

Garbine Muguruza yesterday. And maybe this is a sign of things to

:26:25.:26:27.

come in the future, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain. And he

:26:28.:26:39.

did it without dropping a set. Ladies and gentlemen, that brings us

:26:40.:26:43.

to the end of the Championships 2017. We hope you have had a

:26:44.:26:48.

fantastic day. Have a safe journey home. Thank you and good evening.

:26:49.:26:54.

The announcement is made, and we all shared a silent tear as we bid

:26:55.:26:59.

farewell to the Centre Court, and the sporting attention shifts to

:27:00.:27:07.

royal Birkdale, where the open Championship begins this week.

:27:08.:27:12.

Actually, Jamie Murray is such a good golfer, he could almost play in

:27:13.:27:19.

the Open, doesn't he play off two or something? Yes! What are we all

:27:20.:27:23.

going to do on Monday morning, John, when the tennis is over? That is

:27:24.:27:30.

always the sense you feel after a fortnight like this, after two weeks

:27:31.:27:33.

sitting glued to your television, what on earth are you going to do

:27:34.:27:36.

tomorrow morning? Well, before that, you're going to have to hear one

:27:37.:27:42.

more post-match interview. Martina, Jimmy, congratulations, a wonderful

:27:43.:27:45.

performance. It is a novelty for us to see a British player on either

:27:46.:27:49.

side of the net in a Wimbledon final, what was it like to be part

:27:50.:27:55.

of? It was bit strange jest. I guess the crowd was a bit split. But it

:27:56.:27:58.

was a great success for British tennis to have two guys in the

:27:59.:28:03.

final. It has been a great week, we played a lot of amazing tennis,

:28:04.:28:06.

especially in the final, we knew we would have to play a really good

:28:07.:28:10.

match if we wanted to have a chance to win, and we were able to do that.

:28:11.:28:14.

Martina, it has been a momentous day for Switzerland as well, Roger

:28:15.:28:19.

winning, and you now, both of you defying age? Yeah, not bad for us!

:28:20.:28:25.

I'm really happy that I contacted Jamie before Wimbledon started. I'm

:28:26.:28:30.

really happy how we played and performed. You talk about one

:28:31.:28:36.

British is going to win Wimbledon this year, and I was hoping it was

:28:37.:28:40.

going to be Murray! Well, that's how it proved! And Jamie, your first

:28:41.:28:44.

mixed doubles title for ten years, how does it compare? I had kind of

:28:45.:28:49.

forgotten, to be honest, what it felt like the last time! But this

:28:50.:28:53.

was pretty sweet, huge thanks to Martina, because I would not be

:28:54.:28:57.

standing here if it was not for her, because I wasn't going to play. When

:28:58.:29:01.

she texted me, it was an easy decision, she's such an amazing

:29:02.:29:04.

player. Really excited to have the trophy again. He's a very wise man

:29:05.:29:08.

to accept your invitation, most definitely! Wide eyes in the locker

:29:09.:29:17.

room, jumping at the chance! It is where we get to interview people

:29:18.:29:21.

with the trophy in hand. Might we see you here next year again

:29:22.:29:26.

possibly? Well, I hope so, next to Grand Slam coming up, so we have to

:29:27.:29:30.

talk about that, and we will go from there. It is always nice to defend a

:29:31.:29:35.

title! We hope we see that. Congratulations, enjoy the

:29:36.:29:40.

celebrations tonight, both of you. Thank you. Thank you.

:29:41.:29:51.

I'm sure we will see them on the court again, maybe get other Grand

:29:52.:29:57.

Slams, but hopefully at Wimbledon as defending champions. Louis Cayer

:29:58.:30:03.

must be delighted. Jamie Murray, what a doubles player, and Martina

:30:04.:30:06.

Hingis, winning her 18th Grand Slam doubles title. Well done to them

:30:07.:30:12.

both. This appointment for Heather, but she played well, and they

:30:13.:30:15.

defended their title very well. -- disappointment. So that's the final

:30:16.:30:21.

match played here on the Centre Court at this year's Wimbledon, but

:30:22.:30:26.

what a Wimbledon it's been. Earlier, we look forward to Roger Federer

:30:27.:30:29.

etching his name in the Wimbledon history books again, reading for his

:30:30.:30:34.

eighth Wimbledon title. That was the motivation that inspired him to

:30:35.:30:39.

return to the tour and come back here and play on his beloved Centre

:30:40.:30:43.

Court and lived at trophy again. And he did that today, against Marin

:30:44.:30:44.

Cilic. This is match point. What a player! What a champion here

:30:45.:31:00.

at Wimbledon. The first man to win eight championships. Yet another

:31:01.:31:06.

extraordinary performance. This one was a bit of a procession, but he

:31:07.:31:14.

didn't drop a set throughout Wimbledon.

:31:15.:31:19.

STUDIO: What a wonderful family celebration it was. His children

:31:20.:31:23.

came to see him win that match alongside his wife, Mirka. His

:31:24.:31:30.

parents and his agent were there. Very much Team Federer on tour

:31:31.:31:33.

today, and it's important to him to have his family with him every time

:31:34.:31:38.

he plays. The great Rod Laver, who has won Grand Slam twice, he was in

:31:39.:31:44.

the royal box. He and Roger are very close. He's a big supporter of

:31:45.:31:49.

Roger, and Roger was inspired by Rod Laver and so many great champions

:31:50.:31:54.

from past is continuing, and Roger lifting the trophy again, a record

:31:55.:31:59.

eighth time, the first player in the history of the game to win that

:32:00.:32:05.

trophy eight times. Five years after his last Wimbledon title, he's

:32:06.:32:08.

lifted the trophy. Phil Jones has been looking at where Federer stand

:32:09.:32:12.

in the history of great Renaissances.

:32:13.:32:18.

It hardly seemed possible that vintage Federer might only be at its

:32:19.:32:27.

delicious best in its 36th year. Holding aloft a record eighth

:32:28.:32:35.

Wimbledon 's men's singles title, but so right in age, at least in

:32:36.:32:39.

sporting years, is to boldly underline the word legend. The

:32:40.:32:43.

achievement will echo long throughout the corridors of

:32:44.:32:45.

greatness, a never to be forgotten, I was there when moment for the Jack

:32:46.:32:52.

Nicklaus, winning his sixth masters at the age of 46. It's Muhammad Ali

:32:53.:32:59.

beating undefeated George Foreman in the rumble in the jungle in 1974,

:33:00.:33:10.

aged 32. He was tired. I said, man, this is the wrong place to get

:33:11.:33:15.

tired. It's Lester Piggott, winning his record ninth derby at age 40

:33:16.:33:27.

seven. -- aged 47. And it's Pele, inspiring the great Brazilian team

:33:28.:33:34.

to lift the World Cup in 1970. Game, set and match, Federer! It bears

:33:35.:33:42.

repeating. Roger Federer's record eighth Wimbledon crown makes him the

:33:43.:33:50.

oldest man in the open era to win the men's singles say, aged 35. A

:33:51.:33:53.

rare and special vintage. The likes of which we may never taste again.

:33:54.:34:00.

The first man to win eight championships.

:34:01.:34:07.

And what a year it's been for Roger, here celebrating with the fans

:34:08.:34:13.

outside he's only lost two matches this entire year, and he had match

:34:14.:34:16.

point in those. Roger Federer, waving to the fans, giving them

:34:17.:34:22.

their photo opportunity. They can see this great legend of the game,

:34:23.:34:26.

and aren't we privileged to see him playing at Wimbledon. Waving to

:34:27.:34:30.

those around the corner. The great man, Roger Federer. 19th Grand Slam

:34:31.:34:36.

title, a record eighth here at Wimbledon. But this is the happy

:34:37.:34:41.

side of winning a Wimbledon title. Unfortunately, there always has to

:34:42.:34:45.

be a loser as well, and how sad it was for Marin Cilic. These were the

:34:46.:34:50.

scenes early in the second set. He came on court with an injury, and it

:34:51.:34:53.

got worse. This is the frustration of a player knowing he can't give

:34:54.:34:58.

his best in a Wimbledon final. It was a blister on his foot. Emotional

:34:59.:35:03.

scenes for Marin Cilic. That is the other side of the sport. But we have

:35:04.:35:07.

to applaud Roger Federer, because we have seen history made yesterday,

:35:08.:35:12.

with Roger Federer kissing that trophy once again, in front of all

:35:13.:35:16.

of his family. It was a family day out for the Federer family on Centre

:35:17.:35:22.

Court. We do have more tennis coming on BBC Two, and the great man, Roger

:35:23.:35:26.

Federer, will be in the studio shortly for a chat. I'd like to take

:35:27.:35:31.

this opportunity to thank all of the hard-working and dedicated BBC staff

:35:32.:35:35.

behind the scenes who have worked to make the programme great. 140 years

:35:36.:35:42.

after the first winner, Garbine Muguruza and the record-breaking

:35:43.:35:44.

Roger Federer have hedged their names in Wimbledon history. Bye-bye.

:35:45.:35:54.

-- have etched. It's like the beginning of a fantastic holiday,

:35:55.:35:55.

isn't it? They've done it. Hewitt and Gordon

:35:56.:36:55.

Reid, Wimbledon champions once again.

:36:56.:37:14.

Physically, Andy Murray is not right.

:37:15.:37:20.

Venus Williams, who is back in the Wimbledon final after so many years.

:37:21.:37:29.

For Johanna Konta, it aims here. The double champion is beaten here.

:37:30.:37:34.

Jamie and Martina Hingis are mixed doubles champion. Brilliant from

:37:35.:37:44.

Cilic. Of the best of all time. Take a deep breath, focus, then it's time

:37:45.:37:51.

to take the walk. It's not over till it's over. First point to God

:37:52.:38:07.

Muguruza. -- to Garbine Muguruza. It is Garbine Muguruza who is the

:38:08.:38:12.

Wimbledon champion. You stop and look around, take all of this in, if

:38:13.:38:19.

you do that, it's too late. Roger Federer takes another step towards

:38:20.:38:25.

his green. -- his dream. What a player! The first man to win eight

:38:26.:38:29.

championships here at Wimbledon. Join us live, and follow

:38:30.:38:40.

the world's wildest animals... ..across the most

:38:41.:38:45.

challenging of terrains...

:38:46.:38:49.

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the Wimbledon men's singles final between Marin Cilic and Roger Federer. Federer attempts to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles.

Plus the mixed doubles final as Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis take on Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson.