The Swiss legend, 35, cast Marin Cilic aside 6-4 6-1 6-4 in a Centre Court demolition job to win Wimbledon title No.8.
He sealed the win with an ace – his eighth of the match – before raising both hands in the air.
Federer embraced Cilic at the net before sitting down back on his chair and looking towards his family.
In the stands were wife Mirka and children Lenny, Myla Rose, Charlene and Leo.
Roger Federer burst into tears after setting eyes on his family
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And upon setting his eyes on them he burst into tears on Centre Court.
Earlier, Cilic's eyes welled up and he started crying at 6-4 3-0 down and was spoken to on court by a doctor.
It was unclear what exactly had gone wrong with the doctor returning again at the end of the set, which he lost 6-1.
A medical timeout was called at the end of the set, during which Cilic had strapping removed and reapplied on his foot.
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Boris Becker, working for the BBC, believes a blister was the cause of his tears: "We've got an explanation of what went wrong.
"He had a huge blister on his foot and couldn't walk anymore.
"I hope they've fixed it.
"I just hope for the sake of the spectators the final will be more of a match now."