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Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon men's singles championship

Switzerland’s Roger Federer Switzerland’s Roger Federer
Eleena Tovar | 17 Julio, 2017, 18:39

Even during the period between the 2012 US Open and 2016 US Open when he failed to add to his record tally of 17 Grand Slam titles, Federer was never found to be really struggling.

Federer surpasses Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who won their seventh titles in 2000 and 1889 respectively, with only Marina Navratilova still ahead in terms of Wimbledon singles titles on nine.

Cilic also took a medical time out in the second set when he received treatment on his left foot, and, although he managed to play on, beating Federer on Centre Court proved a challenge too far.

Few who have witnessed the manner in which the Swiss has moved serenely through the rounds at the All England Club over the last fortnight would bet against him landing a 19th Grand Slam title. "It was just that feeling that I wasn't able to give the best", he said.

"I want to thank the physios here, Alejandro and Graham and Dr Phil. They helped". He has a 99 per cent record of winning the match if he takes the first set.

Coverage of the final starts at 1pm Sunday on BBC1, with the match starting at 2pm.

"It was a mix of emotions".

"For me was actually very difficult to focus on the match, as well, as my mind was all the time blocked with the pain". His coach, Jonas Bjorkman, told reporters that Cilic was dealing with a painful blister issue that developed during his semifinal match versus Sam Querrey. In total, the 35 year old Swiss has won 93 tournaments since the beginning of his career.

"We tried to take some fluid out overnight and yesterday in the morning it was worse". It was tough for me to focus on the tactics, on the things that I needed to do.

Roger Federer and Marin Cilic shake hands after Federer won in straight sets.

"And then the girls were there too and my wife was emotional".

"To be Wimbledon champion for an entire year now is something I can't wait to savour and enjoy".

With 19 major titles he extends his lead over Rafael Nadal in the men's game to four, and now stands joint-fourth on the all-time list with Helen Wills Moody, five behind Margaret Court on 24.

"The doctors and physios were trying to help as much as they could".

Meanwhile, Garbine Muguruza became the second Spanish women to clinch the Wimbledon after Conchita Martinez (1994).