The world has witnessed a lot of great tennis players come and go over the years, but, ever wondered who is the greatest of all? Undoubtedly, it’s Roger Federer. The legendary tennis player who won 19 grand slam titles, the most of any male player in history, has achieved one more rare feat. Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title by beating Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 in the final on Sunday.
Federer has gone past Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who won seven Wimbledon titles each. Apart from this record, Roger Federer also became the oldest player to win the Wimbledon title. “Holding the trophy now, after not dropping a set in the tournament, it’s magical really. I can’t believe it yet. It’s too much,” Federer said. “It’s disbelief I can achieve such heights. I wasn’t sure I would ever be here in another final after last year. I had some tough ones in the finals, losing two against Novak (Djokovic). But I always believed. I kept on believing and dreaming I could get back. Here am I today with the eighth. It’s fantastic if you keep believing you can go far in your life,” said an emotional Federer.