Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title

Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to take the men’s Wimbledon championship for a record eighth time. Federer, less than a month short of his 36th birthday, also became the oldest Wimbledon champion of the Open Era, and the oldest Grand Slam champion since 1972, when Ken Rosewall won the Australian Open. Federer also continued what he called a “fairy tale” year by becoming the first male player to rush through the draw without losing a set since Bjorn Borg did it in 1976. “I honestly didn’t think I was going to be able to run through top-10 players the way I am, win all these breakers, win all these big moments,” Federer said. “This is what’s made the difference for me. I’ve won all the big matches this year. It’s unbelievable.”

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