Roger Federer has added another achievement to his illustrious career.
The tennis legend won his 19th Grand Slam title and his eighth at Wimbledon on Sunday, defeating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in London.
Roger Federer took only an hour and 41 minutes to win his eighth Wimbledon title, 14 years after his first, and left his wounded opponent, Marin Cilic, in a bedazzled heap on Centre Court.
“It’s magical,” Federer said courtside. “I can’t believe it yet. It’s too much. I kept on believing and dreaming and here I am today for my eighth title. I hope to be back to defend it next year.”
The strong-serving Croatian was obviously no pushover for Federer. And the moment of nervousness came early in the first set as Federer was a break point down at 1-2 serving at 30-40. Rescuing himself time and again from the pits of hopelessness, Federer scored 6 consecutive points to not only save his own serve, but break Cilic as well.
Even at 35, Federer has remained in top form. After a five-year drought at the Grand Slams, Federer has won two this season following his conquest at the Australian Open in January. He’s now an impressive 20-2 on the season and is the first man in history to compile eight Wimbledon titles.
Federer is a part of this circle of excellence, and his resurgence to global domination is only great news for the sport. As for the debate whether he’s the greatest player to have ever graced a tennis court or one of the finest athletes the world has ever seen? The talk can go on and on forever. This victory might just go on to become a superb win for the sport and the players.