Roger Federer takes record eighth Wimbledon title

Roger Federer is a Wimbledon champion for a men’s record eighth time, defeating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in Sunday’s final.

The win moves Federer past both Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who each won seven titles at the grass-court major, for the most men’s titles in the history of the event first held in 1877.

The numbers behind Federer’s Wimbledon win

ESPN presents the key numbers and takeaways from Roger Federer’s record 19th Grand Slam singles title.

“I always believed that I could maybe come back and do it again. And if you believe, you can go really, really far in your life, and I did that,” Federer said. “And I’m happy I kept on believing and dreaming, and here I am today for the eighth. It’s fantastic.”

When it ended, with an ace from Federer after merely 1 hour, 41 minutes of play, he raised both arms overhead. A minute or so later, he was sitting on the sideline, wiping tears from his eyes.

Truly, the outcome was only in doubt for about 20 minutes,

Article source: http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/20079230/roger-federer-wins-wimbledon-title-drop-set-tournament

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