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Piers Morgan reacts to Marin Cilic crying during Wimbledon final

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Marin Cilic was in tears during his Wimbledon final against Roger Federer, with injury preventing him from performing to the standard he needs to.

In clear emotional stress, and three games down having already dropped the first set, the Croatian struggled to hold himself together as his Wimbledon dream fell apart before it managed to get going.

People watching around the world offered a mix of bizarre ridicule and real sympathy for the man, who was facing about as an impossible task as he is ever likely to face - injured, a set down, and up against the greatest tennis player of all time.

Pat Cash, the 1987 Wimbledon Champion, felt it was clear that something was very wrong and tweeted: "This is not good for #Cilic. Something wrong. Possibly injury is causing additional emotional stress. #Wimbledon

"#Cilic trying to keep points as short as possible. Not sure what's wrong with the big man but there's clearly some kind of issue. #Wimbledon"

As you can see in the video below, Cilic found it very tough to hold it together once he realised he could not match his opponent.

However, most people on Twitter sympathised with the Croat, who did manage to get back on the court to complete the second set, although he was unable to stop Federer taking it. Here are some of the best tweets:

Presenter Clare Balding summed up a lot of people's thoughts.

Piers Morgan had a very different view on the incident, however:

The controversial TV presenter and journalist didn't get away with it, though and received a huge backlash.

Cilic will be devastated that injury prevented him from winning his second Grand Slam title. Although he went in as an underdog, his opportunity was never really there. Injury appeared to force him into an unnatural game, and he didn't stand a chance against Federer.

Federer took the second set 6-1, and then proceeded to take the third 6-4, making him the Wimbledon Champion for the eighth time, setting a new record for Championships at SW19.

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The 35-year-old cemented his legacy as the greatest without dropping a set throughout the tournament. His achievement all seemed too much for the Swiss, who broke down himself after the match, in tears as his family watched on.

The 35-year-old cemented his legacy as the greatest without dropping a set throughout the tournament. His achievement all seemed too much for the Swiss, who broke down himself after the match, in tears as his family watched on.

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Wimbledon
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