Roger Federer wins record breaking eighth Wimbledon title as he rolls back the ROGER FEDERER tamed tearful Marin Cilic to make tennis history. Federer claimed his EIGHTH Wimbledon singles title, the most by any man in any era, after Cilic broke down in tears during the second set. Roger Federer lifted his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon trophy after his straight-sets win over Marin Cilic. Marin Cilic tested Roger Federer in the first set but the Swiss made him pay with a ruthless performance. Roger Federer lifted a stunning 19th Grand Slam to cement his record as one of the worlds greatest. Roger Federer won his first Wimbledon title in 2003 – and has gone on to win seven more, with his last coming five years ago. The big Croat had a problem with his left foot which was later treated at a medical timeout. And the strange sight of a Wimbledon finalist in such distress took some of the gloss off Federer’s remarkable achievement. When Sabine Lisicki had a meltdown against Marion Bartoli in the ladies’ final of 2013, the tears came out of frustration and despair at how the match had turned. Cilic’s issue appeared to be purely physical and he avoided becoming only the second player ever to retire in a Wimbledon final. But he could not deny Federer a triumphant return to winning ways. Speaking after his victory, Federer was quick to pay tribute to his opponent. Prince William and Kate Middleton were in the Royal Box to watch the action unfold. Roger Federer beat stricken Miran Cilic in straight sets 6-3 6-1 6-4. Roger Federer couldnt hold it together after breaking a Wimbledon record. Miran Cilic endured a difficult day on Centre Court which saw him break down in tears in the second set. Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic in mens singles Wimbledon final. Roger Federers wife and children were in attendance to witness history being made. British PM Theresa May applauds the eight-time champion. The Conservative leader was in high spirits on Centre Court. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was taking a break from the training pitch to watch the Wimbledon final. He said: It is cruel sometimes but he fought well and is a hero. So congratulations on a wonderful tournament. He should be really proud, this is a special occasion. It is cruel when you dont feel well in the final and I hope we can play down the road. I will have to take more time off! I dont know. I will have to take another six months. Roger Federer admits he cant believe it and admits he may take a break from tennis. Sienna Miller (right) was there to take in the final with fellow actress Uma Thurman (left). Wimbledon champions Roger Federer gets a kiss from Kate Middleton. Tennis royalty met actual royalty in the Duchess of Cambridge, who is a huge fan of the sport. It feels great being healthy, Ive worked so hard in the last year, holding the trophy after not dropping a set is magical. I cant believe it. It is too much really. Its just belief I can achieve such feats. I was never sure Id be here for another final after last year. I always believed I can come back and do it again. If you believe you can go far in your life. I kept on believing and dreaming.. Roger Federer will leave a legacy as one of the greatest sportsman to grace the game. Miran Cilic broke in tears midway through the second set as Roger Federer cruised to victory. Truly amazing to see @rogerfederer win his 19th grand slam and his 8th Wimbledon. He will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life pic.twitter.com/4unWSi2FUa . Federer had to save a break point in the fourth game as Cilic made a confident start. But in the fifth he set up a break chance of his own with some fantastic play which had the crowd on its feet. And Cilic conceded another break, and with it the set, in the ninth game, despite going 30/0 ahead. The Croat was soon behind in the second, making three groundstroke errors from 30/15 up to hand Federer the game. After the Swiss had held serve to take a 3-0 lead, Cilic broke down while sitting on his chair. Roger Federer raised to fists to the skies after his straight-sets victory. Roger Federer was forced to work in the first set but cruised in the next two. After a brief conversation with the trainer, he sat with a towel over his head to compose himself and when he belatedly answered the umpire’s call of “time”, the crowd gave him a rousing reception. But Federer showed no mercy, losing only two points on his serve in the whole set and taking Cilic’s again. The Croat appeared to be treated for blisters during the break. It seemed to do him good and the third set was even for a while, but yet another forehand error by Cilic gave Federer the chance to break for a 4-3 lead, and he took it. The Swiss then served his way into the record books with an ace, claiming his 19th Grand Slam and continuing a quite remarkable comeback at the age of 35. Roger Federer has won an incredible 19 Grand Slam titles in almost two decades at the highest level. Miran Cilic just couldnt match the class of Roger Federer but will feel he could have played better. But it was a tough day at the office for Cilic although he admitted he played the best tennis of his life to reach the final. An emotional Cilic said: I never give up in a match. I gave it my best – its all I can do. I had an amazing journey here. I played the best tennis of my life. I really want to thank my team – they gave so much strength to me. Of course, to all my fans in Croatia, it was really tough today. I gave it my all. I will hope I come back here another time.. Roger Federer became the oldest Wimbledon champion in the open era. Federer had the pleasure of meeting the Duchess of Cambridge after the match where the pair shared three kisses. Kate and William were in high spirits as they were snapped laughing and joking in the Royal Box before witnessed Federer become the oldest man in the open era to life the Wimbledon trophy.