Cilic ultimately battled through to the end of the match though he could not deny Federer, who claimed his eighth Wimbledon title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. It also extends Federer's record of career slam championships to 19.
Federer did not lose a single set during the tournament.
No. 3 Roger Federer vs.
IST: Marin Cilic takes medical time-out.
Roger Federer got the better of Marin Cilic easily in the Wimbledon final.
IST: Marin Cilic holds on to his serve.
Roger Federer is going for No. 8 at Wimbledon.
The Swiss superstar's dominance continued in the second set. His legs looked heavy, his mind seemed a fuzz and at times he looked on the point of throwing in the towel - breaking down in tears at 0-3 in the second set.
# Federer's Wimbledon title win is the second longest gap between two men's singles titles in the Open Era (five years). Cilic lost it on a double fault, of all things.
For Cilic, his first final on Centre Court became a nightmare broadcast to hundreds of millions around the globe.
Federer is bidding to become just the third player in Open Era history to win multiple major titles without dropping a set, and the second to do so at Wimbledon.
IST: Federer and Cilic get a grand reception at the Centre Court.
Roger Federer, however, was in a bit more of an exciting mood after the win, according to USA Today. Who has the upper hand statistically? We saw in the past how much Cilic can do damage against Federer, as he didn't convert three match points in the quarter-finals previous year and beat him at the 2014 US Open.
Federer is bidding to become the first male player to win eight Wimbledon titles.
However, it was not until 2003 that he captured his first All England Club title. He came within a point of beating Federer a year ago, and all things being equal, had a real shot of winning the match on Sunday.
He also won the Halle Open prior to Wimbledon, his grass court tuneup.
Federer's tour-leading fifth title of the season will place him up to third in Monday's rankings update, and inch him closer to Nadal in the year-to-date points race that could down to the wire.
His eighth title overtook the seven that Pete Sampras won throughout the 1990s.