The 35-year-old remains a class apart!
Roger Federer, a great Wimbledon favorite since winning his first title in 2003, raced through the match in one hour and 41 minutes and dropped only eight games in a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 procession.
The victory meant the Swiss master, who turns 36 next month, surpassed the big-serving American “Pistol” Pete Sampras and the Victorian-era great, William Renshaw, who claimed seven titles. Staggeringly, Federer also became the first man to win Wimbledon without dropping a set since Bjorn Borg in 1976.
Roger Federer On Achieving The Milestone
“It is very special to win eight titles,” said Federer. “Wimbledon was always my favorite tournament, and will always be my favorite tournament.
“My heroes walked the grounds here. Because of them I think I became a better player, too.”
He further said ;
“And No.8 obviously means a lot to me because to be part of Wimbledon history is truly amazing.”
The Swiss international soon expressed his feelings on winning his 19th major title.
#19 tastes great pic.twitter.com/3Hv3lM5Rk9
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 16, 2017
Men's tennis grand slam championships.
Roger Federer: 19
Rafael Nadal: 15
Pete Sampras: 14
Roy Emerson: 12
Novak Djokovic: 12
Rod Laver: 11 pic.twitter.com/TGRGthwpGr
— वीर गुर्जर 🇮🇳 (@veergurjar_) July 16, 2017
Where will Federer end up? How far can he go? How many more big titles?
“I don’t know how much longer it’s going to last,” he said after the match, his voice dropping just a sliver as he pondered the future. “I have no idea.”
But he vowed to press on. The US Open awaits later this summer. A real chance for Grand Slam No. 20. The good news for us if not for his rivals, is that Federer intends to be back again in 2018.
“I still love to play and my wife’s totally fine with it,” he added, smiling. “She’s my No.1 supporter. She’s amazing. And because I’m playing a little less, I feel like I’m working part-time these days, which is a great feeling.”
Since, I have started watching Tennis, Roger Federer is by far the greatest player showcasing his class and technique like no other on the pitch. He has no doubt lost some challenges in the recent time on his way up, but is by far the most consistent winner in the game.