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Cilic: I cried out of anguish, not injury

Cilic: I cried out of anguish, not injury
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July 16
19:382017

Crestfallen Croat Marin Cilic admits he cried because he couldn't deliver against Roger Federer, not because he was hurt in the Wimbledon final.

Marin Cilic has revealed his dramatic Wimbledon tears were borne from despair not pain after suffering a shattering finals loss to Roger Federer.

In scenes rarely seen on tennis's most famous centre court, Cilic broke down and buried his head in his towel after falling behind a set and 3-0 against the peerless Swiss.

Cilic, though, was a shadow of the player that crushed Federer in straight sets in the 2014 US Open semi-finals en route to the title in New York, or the threat that stretched the now-19-times grand slam champion to the distance in last year's quarters at The All England Club.

Despite his heartache, Cilic accepted Federer as a worthy winner of his record eighth Wimbledon men's singles crown.

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