Roger Federer has won his eight title with victory over Marin Cilic at the Wimbledon 2017.
The 35-year-old Swiss said he always believed he could win Wimbledon again, after ending a five-year wait for his eighth title with victory over Marin Cilic.
Freder, won 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the most successful man in Wimbledon singles history, and claim a 19th Grand Slam title.
Federer’s previous triumph at the All England Club was in 2012, and he has since lost in the 2014 and 2015 finals.
Freder told BBC Sports“It’s special, Wimbledon was always my favourite tournament,”.
Fourteen years after his first Wimbledon triumph, Federer added to his lengthy list of achievements:
- He becomes the first man to win Wimbledon eight times, surpassing Pete Sampras (2000) and William Renshaw (1889).
- He is the oldest man to win Wimbledon since the Open era began in 1968.
- He extends his record to 19 Grand Slam titles, ahead of Rafael Nadal on 15.
- He stands joint-fourth on the all-time Grand Slam list with Helen Wills Moody, five behind Margaret Court.
Federer has lost just two matches in 2017, and held match points in both of those, collecting titles at the Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami Masters, Halle and now Wimbledon.
His success is all the more remarkable after he left the All England Club 12 months ago and chose to miss the rest of 2016 to fully recover from a knee injury.