Unbeaten Champion, Federer Storms To Victory In Wimbledon Without Dropping A Single Set

| July 17 , 2017 , 12:39 IST

Swiss star Roger Federer on Sunday, crushed Marin Cilic to win his record eighth men's singles title at the Wimbledon tennis tournament with straight sets.

Cruising to a victory Federer dominated the finals with 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in the hour and 41 minutes struggle against Croatia’s Cilic.

This is the 19th Grand Slam title for Federer. He has now surpassed former US star Pete Sampras and William Renshaw of Britain to win the highest number of men's singles titles at Wimbledon.

Winning the tournament he broke into tears as he thanked his family and country saying, “Thank you, family, thank you team, thank you Switzerland, thank you, everybody.”

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He went on expressing his awe on the victory saying, “Better than winning and holding this trophy is being healthy.”

Federer in his superb form this year stormed to the title without dropping a single set throughout the tournament. He said, “This tournament I've played, not dropping a set and holding the trophy -- it's magical. It's too much really.”

The soon to be 36-years-old said, “I believed that I can achieve such heights. It was tough in 2014 and 15 when I lost to Novak (Djokovic) here, but I always believed... If you believe you can go far in your life, you will. I kept dreaming and believing. I hope I can come back and defend the title.”

The 2014 US Open champion Cilic had injured his left foot and cried during the second set. It looked like the Croatian player might withdraw, but he didn’t. He played on after receiving applause from the fans.

Federer won his second Grand Slam of the year after he beat Spain's Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in January. He has won five trophies this season -- Wimbledon, Melbourne, Indian Wells, Miami and Halle.

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