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Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon title

He cruised to victory, beating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4

16 July 2017, 5:50pm
Roger Federer has won Wimbledon for a recod eighth time
Roger Federer has won Wimbledon for a recod eighth time
Roger Federer has become the eldest male winner at Wimbledon after beating Marin Cilic in less than two hours this afternoon to secure his eighth victory in the tournament.

The victory was Federer’s 19th Grand Slam title and his 11th appearance a Wimbledon final.

Federer has now won the tournament more than any other player in the tournament’s history. His last Wimbledon win came in 2012, having lost the final in both 2014 and 2015.

“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,” said Federer after the final.

Cilic had to take a medical time-out to receive treatment for what appeared to be on his foot at the start of the third set, although the match already looked beyond him at that point.

Federer won his first Wimbledon title in 2008 and went on to win it each year until 2008 when he lost to Spain’s Rafael Nadal. 

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