Roger Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon Title

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday to become the oldest men’s champion in the tournament Open era. He defeated Marin Cilic in straight sets victory.

Federer has now moved ahead of Pete Sampras and William Renshaw with his 8th title at the All England Club.

“Holding the trophy now, after not dropping a set in the tournament, it’s magical really. I can’t believe it yet. It’s too much,” Federer said. “It’s disbelief I can achieve such heights. I wasn’t sure I would ever be here in another final after last year. I had some tough ones in the finals, losing two against Novak (Djokovic).

“But I always believed. I kept on believing and dreaming I could get back. Here am I today with the eighth. It’s fantastic, if you keep believing you can go far in your life.”

“I’ve got to take more time off! I’ll be gone again for the next six months! I don’t know if it will work as well again,” Federer said.

The game was rounded up in 41 minutes for the Swiss to win his first Wimbledon title since 2012.

With Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal all having fallen by the wayside at Wimbledon this year, Federer had all the odds in his favour going into the final against Cilic.

“I gave my best. That’s all I could do,” Cilic said. “I never gave up when started a match. That was my idea today. That’s what I did throughout my career.

“I had an amazing journey here. I played the best tennis of my life. I really want to thank my team, they gave so much strength to me. It was really tough today. I’m definitely hoping I will come back here (to the final) one more time.”

Source: Sky Sports


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