Roger Federer creates history, wins his 8th Wimbledon title


Tennis legend Roger Federer on Sunday created another piece of history when he won 8th Wimbledon title by beating Croatia’s Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.

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Federer also won Wimbledon title for the first time without dropping a set.

The 35-year-old Swiss also overtook the mark set by Pete Sampras in 2000, and Williams Renshaw in 1889.

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Federer said, “It is cruel sometimes. But Marin fought well and is a hero, so congratulations on a wonderful tournament. You should be really proud, this is such a special occasion, you had a wonderful tournament and sometimes you don’t feel great in the final.

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“I hope we can play down the road some better ones.”

Reacting to his defeat, Cil;ic said, “I never give up in a match. I gave it my best – it’s all I can do. I had an amazing journey here. I played the best tennis of my life. I really want to thank my team – they gave so much strength to me.

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“Of course, to all my fans in Croatia. It was really tough today. I gave it my all. I will hope I come back here another time.”

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