ROGER Federer Wins 8th Wimbledon Title

July 17th, 2017 | by agni sharma
ROGER Federer Wins 8th Wimbledon Title
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AS expected Roger Federer, a Swiss professional tennis player ranked world Number 5 by the Association of Tennis Professionals, on Sunday won the record eighth Wimbledon title defeating Marin Cilic, Croatian professional tennis player. Federer broke the record books to be crowned men’s single’s champion of the coveted Wimbledon for the eighth time. Federer has also become first player to win 19 men’s singles Grand Slam title, the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles, and the second man after Bjorn Borg (1976), to win the Wimbledon without dropping a single set. While both the players started off with great intensity, Cilic soon lost steam, as Federer surged forward to take the break, and the first set comfortably. With Cilic struggling with injury, Federer stamped his authority in the second set, which he clinched 6-1.

 Federer, 35, turned professional in 1998 and was continuously ranked in the top 10 from October 2002 to November 2016.  Federer has bagged the crown for the eighth time in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-4

 Cilic, 28, was in tears and seemed on point of withdrawing in the second set. Federer speaks. “It is cruel sometimes, but he fought well and he’s a hero, so congratulations on a wonderful tournament, Marin. You should be really proud. You had a wonderful tournament and sometimes you don’t just see great in a final. I’ve got to take more time off, I don’t know. I’m going to be gone again for the next six months. Better than winning this trophy is being healthy. I’m feeling great. The tournament I’ve played, not dropping a set, it’s magical. It’s too much. It’s belief that I can achieve such heights. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be here after last year. I had some tough ones, losing to Novak. I kept on believing and dreaming and here I am today with the eighth. It’s fantastic. It’s such a special court. So many legends have marked this court, the women’s game, the men’s game, mixed, doubles. From day one to finals day, Centre Court is always packed and it’s a dream to play here. I hope I can come back next year to try to defend the title.”

I never gave up when I started a match. That was my idea today. I gave my best and that’s all I could do. I had an amazing journey here. I played the best tennis of my life. I want to thank my team,  they gave so much strength to me. It was really tough today and I’m hoping I’m going to come back here and try one more time.”

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