Roger Federer has made history as he has become only the first player win a record 8 Wimbledon title following his win over Marin Cilic which also extended his Grand Slam win to 19.
Roger Federer won the final 6-3 6-1 6-4 as Marin Cilic had to play with a pain in his left foot and even broke down in tears as the second set went on the way.
Federer who turned 35 this month rounded up the game in just one hour and 41 minutes to win his first Wimbledon title in 5 years. This win makes the oldest male player to win the Wimbledon title.
“It is cruel sometimes,” Federer said of Cilic’s physical difficulties.
“But Marin fought well and is a hero, so congratulations on a wonderful tournament.”
This win takes Federer beyond Pete Sampras and William Renshaw in Wimbledon title’s chart.
He has won two of the three Grand Slam titles so far this year, having returned from a six-month break to win the Australian Open in January.
With 19 major titles he extends his lead over Rafael Nadal in the men’s game to four, and now stands joint-fourth on the all-time list with Helen Wills Moody, five behind Margaret Court on 24.
Boris Becker had some special words for Federer
“We can’t emphasize enough all the records Federer has broken, and with tough competition.
“Everybody is younger than him and he finds the way to win easily, and do it consistently on every surface, apart from clay. It’s just impossible to fathom. You think, where is he going to go now? Will it be 20 Grand Slams at the US Open?”
#19 tastes great pic.twitter.com/3Hv3lM5Rk9
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 16, 2017