Roger Federer is now the first male tennis player in history to win 8 Wimbledon title after his victory in the final against Marin Cilic.
The victory marked his 19th Grand Slam title as he secured the win with a 6-3 6-1 6-4 score against Marin who had to play with severe pains in his foot all through the game.
Federer, 35, was flawless in the final as the game only lasted one and 41 minutes as he took home his first Wimbledon victory in 5 years.
A victory that makes him the oldest player to win it
“It is hard for Cilic to have to play through that kind of condition,” Federer said after the game.
“He is a true hero and fought a good fight, I commend him for having a great tournament performance.”
“This win gives him more Wimbledon title than both Williams Renshaw and Pete Sampras in the title chart.”
This is also his third Grand Slam title win this year after he made a comeback after a six month break.
His 19th Grand Slam win takes him beyond Rafael Nadal in the men’s title chart and he is now joint fourth on the tennis all time Grand Slam chart alongside Helen Wills Moody and five away from Margaret Court.
Praise From Boris Becker
Boris Becker reserved some nice words for Federer.
“We can’t say how great he is because he has broken a lot of records and won in tough competitions.”
“Every other player is younger than he is and he still wins games easily”. He is consistent on every other surface asides from clay. It’s hard to imagine. It is hard to bet against him winning his 20th Grand Slam title.