For the 8th time in his life, tennis legend Roger Federer won the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament. After beating Croatian Marin Čilić, the Swiss became the oldest player to ever win a Grand Slam.
Federer wins again Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
Today (Sunday), legendary Roger Federer defeated his Croatian opponent Marin Čilić in straight sets in a historic Wimbledon title. This is the Swiss player’s 19th grand slam title, an all-time record. Federer didn’t lose a single set throughout the competition, the first to do so at a Wimbledon since Björn Borg in 1976, an amazing feat for the 35-year-old.
The game was one-sided. While the Croatian attempted to serve his way through the game, Čilić looked lost after the first set and asked for medical treatment after breaking down in tears.
#19 tastes great pic.twitter.com/3Hv3lM5Rk9
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 16, 2017
Čilić Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
“It is cruel sometimes, but he fought well and he’s a hero, so congratulations on a wonderful tournament, Marin,” Federer said in his victory speech. “You should be really proud. You had a wonderful tournament and sometimes you don’t just see great in a final… I kept on believing and dreaming and here I am today with the eighth. It’s fantastic. It’s such a special court.”
Didn’t drop a set Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
Following the win, Federer will receive 2.2 million pounds (2.88 million dollars). Čilić will ‘only’ receive 1.1 million pounds (1.44 million dollars).
Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
Another record broken by the Swiss legend was the most number of Wimbledon titles- this is Federer’s 8th. In addition, he broke his own record (again) to become the oldest player to ever win a Grand Slam title.