Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer couldn't do it all without Mirka

Frederick Owens
July 17, 2017

In what was possibly the most one-sided final in years, Roger Federer has won his record eighth Wimbledon title.

Should he triumph, Federer, who turns 36 next month, will become the oldest victor of the Challenge Cup since tennis turned professional in 1968. Berdych took Federer to two tiebreaks but ultimately lost in straight sets.

In the day's other final on Centre Court, Jamie Murray and Swiss Martina Hingis beat Finland's Henri Kontinen and Briton Heather Watson 6-4 6-4 to win the mixed doubles final.

Cilic explained that his tears at 3-0 down in the second set were more a result of his disappointment at not being able to perform at his best rather than a legacy of the pain.

Federer first won Wimbledon in 2003.

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"I hope it isn't my final match here and hopefully I can come back next year and defend the title". The previous year Federer won two Grand Slam titles was in 2009, when he won back-to-back titles at the French Open and Wimbledon. After the match, he was telling everyone about his joy when he won the last point and how big deal this is to him after all the losses which he suffered in the previous 5 years. I played the best tennis of my life.

This was his second Grand Slam this tennis season.

It was the 19th grand slam crown of the 35-year-old's career and his second of the year following Australian Open success in January, which was his first since triumphing on the SW19 lawns in 2012.

Federer's victory moves him one clear of Pete Sampras and William Renshaw (amateur era) at the top of the men's singles championships roll of honour.

The Croat was missing out on easy chances letting Federer cruise on the royal road to the eighth Wimbledon title. It's that simple. amusing enough, I didn't think that much of it throughout today. "It's too much really", Federer said after winning the historical Tennis game. His opponent in the final Marin Cilic from 11 attempts has reached a decisive match.

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