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Peerless Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon and 19th Grand Slam Title

Picture Courtesy : The Indian Express
Picture Courtesy : The Indian Express

Swiss legend Roger Federer produced a clinical display and routed Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh.

The Swiss maestro, appearing in his 11th Wimbledon final, was challenged early on but once he broke a nervous Cilic in the fifth game of the opening set the match became a no-contest.

At 35 years 342 days, Federer becomes the oldest man in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon title.

Federer becomes just the third man in the Open Era to win multiple Grand Slam titles without dropping a set. He did that earlier at Australian Open 2007 and now Wimbledon 2017.

It was a remarkable resurgence by Federer who returned from six months off at the start of the year to win the Australian Open — ending a five-year wait for an 18th Grand Slam many thought would remain elusive.

Now he has 19 and looks capable of adding more.

“I’ve got to take more time off,” Federer joked as his twin girls Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, who were there when he beat Andy Murray in the 2012 final, and twin boys Leo and Lennart, who were not, watched their father kiss the trophy he first won in 2003.

“Not to drop a set it’s magical, I can’t believe it just yet, it’s too much really. It’s just belief, that I can achieve such heights. I wasn’t sure I would ever be here in another final. But I always believed I could maybe come back and do it again.”

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