Behind Roger Federer's artistry and charm lies a ruthless streak of razor-edged steel which surfaced again on Sunday as he thrashed suffering Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to secure a record eighth men's Wimbledon singles title.
Garbine Muguruza clinched a maiden Wimbledon title on Saturday with a stunning 7-5 6-0 demolition of Venus Williams, whose dreams of a fairytale victory at the age of 37 were blown apart in a devastating second set.
Marin Cilic surged into the Wimbledon final this afternoon, overcoming brave American Sam Querrey in a competitive semi-final on Centre Court. Cilic lost the first set on a tie break but soon found a level beyond Querrey, showing more energy and conviction than his over-achieving American opponent.
Johanna Konta has been rewriting the British tennis history books ever since she made her big breakthrough two years ago and the world No 7 served notice here that she has no intention of stopping now.
Novak Djokovic yesterday bemoaned the state of Centre Court and criticised the All England Club’s (AELTC) decision to postpone his fourth round Wimbledon match, in a bad-tempered press conference following his 6-2 7-6 6-4 victory over Adrian Mannarino.