Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and turned into the tournament’s oldest champion on Sunday with a straight-sets triumph over leg-hit Marin Cilic who drastically damaged in tears halfway through the final.
The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with a blister on his left side foot and felt fall-down amid the second set. Federer, 35, finished the contest in one hour and 41 minutes to guarantee his first Wimbledon title since 2012.
He at that point had his left foot taped toward the finish of the second set however it was futile as Federer turned into the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win Wimbledon without dropping a set in the whole tournament.
Federer has partaken in two Grand Slams and won both at this point. He won the eighteenth Grand Slam title by winning the Australian Open in January this year. He beat Rafael Nadal in the final in Melbourne.
“You go through these waves of highs and lows and try to navigate through, and it’s not always simple,” Federer, 35, said in an interview as he walked between television studios in the corridors of the All England Club. “It’s actually quite difficult with the amount of things in my life. You’ve got to still stay focused at the end of the day, and I was able to do that.”
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— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) 16 July 2017
Federer won his eighteenth Slam in Australia in January on his arrival to the tour before including the Indian Wells and Miami Masters consecutive and a ninth Halle grass court title.
Tennis is a diversion that tortures souls. It is the loneliest sport, a contest of player against adversary as well as psyche against body, mind vs self. Every little thing about it is merciless, on and off the court.
Federer plays tennis of every an alternate language. It is a language that requires no obvious translation, for it is understood regardless of cultural foundation, with Federer respected as much in Asia and South America as in Europe and the United States.