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Federer Makes History With 8th Wimbledon Title

Federer Makes History With 8th Wimbledon Title

by | 17th July 2017
Roger Federer.

Roger Federer put up a tennis clinic on Sunday as he thrashed Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to secure a record eighth men’s Wimbledon singles title.

 

The Swiss national becomes the oldest man at 35-years-old in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon and he did it without dropping a set becoming the first man to do so since Bjorn Borg in 1976.

 

“It’s special, Wimbledon was always my favourite tournament,” he said.

 

“I truly believed. For me, it was also important that my team believed it, as well.

 

He defeated the Cilic who had been hampered with injury in 1 hour and 41 minutes, extending his record to 19 Grand Slam titles and taken him past American Pete Sampras’s record of seven men’s singles titles at Wimbledon in the modern era.

 

His success is all the more remarkable after he left the All England Club 12 months ago and chose to miss the rest of 2016 to fully recover from a knee injury.