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Roger Federer Wins 8th Winbledon Title

Roger Federer for the eight time in his career is the Wimbledon champion, defeating Marvin Cilic 6-3,6-1,6-4 in Sunday’s final. The win moves Federer past both William Renshaw and Pete Sampras for the most Wimbledon titles.

Federer spoke to ESPN about his historical title win. “I always believed that I could maybe come back and do it again. And if you believe, you can go really, really far in your life, and I did that,” Federer said. “And I’m happy I kept on believing and dreaming, and here I am today for the eighth. It’s fantastic.”

According to ESPN Stats & Information Federer joins Bjorn Borg, as the only men’s player to win Wimbledon without losing a set.

Cilic’s game plan going into the final was to go after Federer’s back hand. All of Cilic’s points were off of Federer’s mistakes off his back hand.

Cilic said after the match that he had really bad blisters and it was bothering him.

“Obviously was very tough emotionally because I know how much I went through [the] last few months in preparation with everything,” Cilic said. “It was also tough because of my own team. They did so much for me. I just felt it was really bad luck.”

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It was a remarkable turn around for Federer, considering the fact that last year at Winbledon, he had a disappointing semi-finals loss. The worst part was that he was having durability issues with his body. Questions were popping up in the mainstream media questioning if he could still perform at a high level.

Last year at Winbledon was motivation enough to give Federer the motivation to come back this year and win his record eight Winbledon title.

Federer, 35, became the oldest champion and won his second Grand Slam of the year, by not dropping a set throughout the two week run. According to ESPN Stats & Information Federer joins Bjorn Borg, as the only mens player to win Wimbledon without losing a set.

 

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