Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Roger Federer Claims Record Eighth Wimbledon Title

Roger Federer Claims Record Eighth Wimbledon Title

However, Federer was able to win the battle 6-3 despite having a few costly errors.

The Swiss player reached his record-breaking 8th crown after he smashed Marin Cilic 6:3, 6:1, 6:4 in three sets. In the third set, Čilić was given pills by his medical team, likely anti-inflammatories for his foot.

The second set Federer started with the jerk 3:0. It was always going to be a hard game for Cilic, but Federer's fluent shots kept him busy all over the court and the first break point of the match came in the fifth game after an error by Cilic following a heavy fall. As we write this we don't know the full extent of his injury, and we're reluctant to speculate, but late in the first set it was clear that he was both physically and emotionally compromised.

Cilic returned to the court after his breakdown, but things didn't get any easier. Marin Cilic, however, remained at the sixth place.

Federer's previous Wimbledon win came in 2012.

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At 35 years, 342 days old, Federer is the oldest man in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon title.

Roger Federer has done it again, this time in more dominant fashion than ever before.

Will history repeat itself? .

After winning three straight sets, Federer has won his unbelievable eighth Grand Slam at Wimbledon and his 19th overall in his impressive tennis career.

Should he triumph, Federer, who turns 36 next month, will become the oldest victor of the Challenge Cup since tennis turned professional in 1968. He will face Marin Cilic in the final.

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After today's triumph Roger Federer improved his record number of victories on the Hats. Nicklaus won 18 majors.

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

Federer won the Australian Open in February but missed the entire clay-court season to spare his body ahead of Wimbledon.

With his record set on Sunday, Federer passed one of the men he defeated in the 2001 Wimbledon tournament, Pete Sampras, who tied the record in the year 2000 that was previously held by William Renshaw in 1889.

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