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.
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.
Roger Federer is overcome with emotion after winning a record 8th Wimbledon title. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/6CdRv7dMoJ
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 16, 2017
Roger federer👏🏾👏🏾amazing 35yrs old and still at the very top of the game🏆
— Ledley King (@LedleyKing) July 16, 2017
Simply the best 🎾💪
Roger Federer is the first man to win eight #Wimbledon singles titles…
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) July 16, 2017
— Telegraph Sport (@TelegraphSport) July 16, 2017
Federer the 🐐
— Sam Dekker (@dekker) July 16, 2017
Roger Federer be like… pic.twitter.com/yMBrmzlJm2
— Brendon Netto (@BrendonNetto) July 16, 2017
Federer has won 2 grand slams in a year for the sixth time and 13 years after he did it first. No surprise the GOAT likes grass.
— Thorin (@Thooorin) July 16, 2017
I’d pay millions to see the faces of those who said ”Federer should just retire”#GOAT
— Niveda Manohar (@NiviManohar) July 16, 2017
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