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Roder Federer wins Wimbledon for an 8th time

July 16, 2017 3:03 PM
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Roder Federer wins Wimbledon for an 8th time

WIMBLEDON — Roger Federer has won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion on Sunday (July 16) with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Croatian Marin Cilic, who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.

Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 win; and, at 35, is Wimbledon's oldest men's winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.

However, the Swiss superstar's 11th Wimbledon final — and his 29th at the majors — will also be remembered for the moving sight of the popular Cilic breaking down in tears after slipping 3-0 behind in the second set.


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