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Roger Federer Hailed As The GOAT After Winning Record Eighth Wimbledon Title

Roger Federer has been hailed as the greatest male tennis player of all time after winning a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday afternoon.

The 36-year-old saw off the challenge of seventh seed Marin Cilic – who, admittedly, was suffering from a foot injury throughout the final – winning 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in the end to emerge with the trophy.

Impressively, not only did Federer not drop a set in the final, but he didn’t drop one at any stage of the tournament. In a year when none of Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic or Rafa Nadal were able to mount a serious challenge, the evergreen Federer stepped up to the plate to win his first Wimbledon title since 2012, his eighth win in eleven finals.

LONDON,ENG - JULY 14:  ROGER FEDERER (SUI) during the men's semi-finals match of the 2017 Wimbledon on July 14, 2017, at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London,England. (Photo by Chaz Niell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

With such a stellar record (not just at Wimbledon, but a career record of 19 Grand Slam titles overall, four more than next challenger Nadal), it’s easy to see why many are now adamant that the Swiss is now the greatest of all time, bar none.

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