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Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer wins historic 8th title

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Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer wins historic 8th title
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Roger Federer broke the record books, to be crowned men’s single’s champion of Wimbledon for a record eighth time, after achieving a straight sets victory against Marin Cilic. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.

Roger Federer congratulated Cilic on a great run in the trophy presentation ceremony.

“It is cruel sometimes, but he fought well and he’s a hero, so congratulations on a wonderful tournament, Marin. You should be really proud. You had a wonderful tournament and sometimes you don’t just see great in a final.

The tournament I’ve played, not dropping a set, it’s magical. It’s too much. It’s belief that I can achieve such heights. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be here after last year. I had some tough ones, losing to Novak. I kept on believing and dreaming and here I am today with the eighth. It’s fantastic. It’s such a special court. So many legends have marked this court, the women’s game, the men’s game, mixed, doubles.

From day one to finals day, Centre Court is always packed and it’s a dream to play here. I hope I can come back next year to try to defend the title,” said Federer.

Federer has now won six tournaments in his career without dropping a set and two Grand Slams – 2007 Australian Open and 2017 Wimbledon. He has now become just the third man in the Open Era to win multiple Grand Slam titles without dropping a set. Bjorn Borg and Rafael Nadal have won three Grand Slams without dropping a set.