Roger Federer creates history, wins his 8th Wimbledon title

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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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