Rodger Federer has won the 2017 Wimbledon after beating Croat Marin Cilic in straight sets on Centre Court on Sunday.
The 35 year old Swiss won the 2017 Wimbledon without dropping a single set as he beat Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 in less than two hours to record a record eight win at Wimbledon beating the record he held with Pete Sampras as the male players to win 7 Wimbledon singles title.
Federer, who last win at Wimbledon came in 2012 has extended his Grand Slam wins to 19 and become the first tennis player to win 8 Grand Slams at Wimbledon.
Marin Cilic started strongly in the first set but it was Federer who shown his ruthless to win the first set 6-3. Federer continued from where he left off in the second set but Marin Cilic cried as he need a treatment to his right foot.
The Swiss went on to win 6-1 and despite Cilic resurgence in the deciding set, Federer who was yet to loose a single set at the 2017 Wimbledon shown the Croat what he possess as he beat him 6-4 to become the first eight Wimbledon titles.
Federer who is not a stranger to winning Wimbledon and Grand Slam titles saw off the Croat in style as he received applause from the teeming crowd at Centre Court.
The commentator on the day for BBC, Jonathan Jurejko said after Federer won the title; “He’s done it!
“Arise, Sir Roger the Eighth”.
One-time Grand Slam champion, who lost to Federer despite his resilience said he did his best but Federe was super. He told reporters; “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”, he continued.
“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”, the Croat added.
The winning player, Federer told reporters that Marin should be proud because he fought harder. He 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”, the 35 year old indicated.
“I hope we can play down the road some better ones”, he added.
He reiterated that the win is wonderful for his family and team, dedicating the win to them when asked how the eighth win at Wimbledon meant to him. He said;
“I think the younger twins think this is a nice view and a nice playground- hopefully one day they’ll understand. They come for the finals”. “It’s a wonderful moment for the family and my team”, he continued.
“This one is for us. Thank you to Wimbledon, thank you Switzerland”, he said.
Federer will be 36 when he comes next year for Wimbledon but he says he wants to defend the title to win his ninth Wimbledon next year. He said; “It’s such a special court, so many legends have marked this court from the women’s game, the men’s game, doubles, all of it – to be here today is very special”.
“I hope this wasn’t my last match, I hope I can come back next year and try to defend the title”, he added.
We at GhanaMansports.com congratulates Swiss Rodger Federer for his explicit achievement.