Roger Bloody Federer Makes History With Record Eighth Men’s Wimbledon Title

Roger bloody Federer has won a record eighth Wimbledon men’s singles title, beating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. We would say it cements his status as the GOAT male tennis player, but to be honest, he already was. 

The 35-year-old’s victory simply shouldn’t have been possible: last year, he made the decision to take a whole six months off the professional circuit to recover from what seemed to be a career-slowing knee injury. 

In the time between then and now, old mate took out the Australian Open in one of the greatest finals of all time, and triumphed at Indian Wells. So ludicrous is his resurgence, that he took the Wimbledon trophy without dropping a single set for the entire tournament.
Federer’s latest Wimbledon trophy brings his Grand Slam count up to 19. 

Croatia’s Cilic was also hampered during their encounter. A serious blister on his foot impeded his ability to play as powerfully as he did against American Sam Querrey in the semi-finals, and it caused him some visible distress. 

Regardless, it was a strong performance against a man who may as well be an ace-smashing cyborg from another dimension.

Source: ABC
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