Roger Federer Wins Record-Breaking 8th Wimbledon Title

Elias Hubbard
July 17, 2017

Roger Federer is leding 6-3 6-1.

Federer's run to the championship was done without the loss of a set, making Federer only the second man to do so at Wimbledon, joining Bjorn Borg in 1976. Holds serve and is 5-4 behind. The Croat was in tears as he received treatment at 0-3 in the second set, and needed another medical time-out before the third. He is 6-1 against Cilic, including a victory in the Wimbledon quarter-finals a year ago when Federer came back after dropping the opening two sets and facing three match points.

IST: Federer leads five games to three in the first set. 2-2 in the first set now. Cilic's nerves were progressively evident, culminating with a double fault on set point.

The finals meeting with Cilic completes a almost flawless run at Wimbledon. He won it again in 2009, 2012 and this year.

Federer becomes one of only two men to have won two or more grand slam singles titles at the age of 35 or beyond, joining Australian Ken Rosewall who won three after that landmark birthday.

The interesting wrinkle to his 2017 Wimbledon experience is that he didn't have to play any of his rivals to win it all on grass.

Will history repeat itself? .

Anyone of the belief that Roger Federer is one of tennis' all time greats got some supporting evidence for their argument Sunday morning, as Federer won his eighth Wimbledon title. He will face Marin Cilic in the final.

He won his first Wimbledon singles title in 2003, sporting a scraggly beard and a ponytail. Federer already owns a record 18 major titles.

The 35-year-old was in superb form at this year's edition, storming to the title without dropping a single set throughout the tournament.

This season Federer has won four tournaments - the Australian Open, the Masters 1,000 at Indian Wells and Miami, and the Halle Open for the ninth time.

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