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Roger Federer is a sporting brand without equal and will get down to business on Sunday Roger Federer is a sporting brand without equal and will get down to business on Sunday
Montrelle Montesinos | 18 Julio, 2017, 10:39

The 20-year-old Jelena Ostapenko backed up her French Open triumph with a run to the quarter-finals and who could forget Johanna Konta, the new world number four, who looks all the way a major champion of the future.

Serena Williams' absence was always going to open the door to the chasing pack.

Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer created history on July 17, 2017 by winning his eighth Wimbledon title, and broke the record of being the oldest man to win a Wimbledon final.

"Wimbledon was always my favorite tournament. My heroes walked the grounds here".

His first major title came at Wimbledon in 2003, and was followed by others in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

It had been three years since Cilic last reached a Grand Slam final and this was his first at Wimbledon. "It's incredible", Muguruza said after the match.

The 28-year-old held serve on the resumption but the lethal barrage continued, Federer stretching his lead over his friend to 4-1.

After the second set, Cilic called for a trainer and had his left foot re-taped. How many of us are willing to do that?

And so it was that Federer, not Cilic, hit a double-fault in each of his first two service games.

Federer will turn 36 next month but having won his second grand slam title in six months, he shows no sign of slowing down. Federer said there would be no more big breaks this year. They have suffered family tragedy and, at times, vile abuse yet theirs is a story of achievement that may never be matched again.

Roger Federer is a class act who sets records beyond reach.

"If you see other sports and their ambassadors, favourites and leaders, he stands above every single one of them right now", Novak Djokovic's former coach told The Evening Standard.

Roger Federer won a record 8th Wimbledon title Sunday defeating Marin Cilic in a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 sweep.

"After the ball we went to - what would you call it?" Two old guys are dominating the game. Against Cilic, he had 23 winners, only eight unforced errors. And the grass was playing fast this week. When was the last time you saw a sportsmen competing and winning against players five to 10 years younger than him? Federer torched him in three crisp sets and didn't lose a set all tournament. Those who had written off Federer needed to grab their erasers.

The formula made sense, clearly, so why not try it again?

"On one side, yes, it surprises me". In short, I think he's definitely one of the GOATs (Greatest of All Time) of the great game of tennis. "But it's still a big mountain to climb". After all, who doesn't like witnessing poetry in motion?

Federer's hair is cropped, his face clean shaven.

Behind the headlines, however, were plenty more nuggets that you might have missed. In a BBC News article, he savored his last championship because his children-two sets of twins-were there watching him.

"They have no clue what's going on", he said afterward. They think it's probably a nice view and a nice playground. He has changed up his tactics a little bit.

While the Spaniard's tweet created some buzz on social media, Federer soon responded by saying, "Bring it on, champ". Current policy is that a player must be retired for five years, but only Federer knows when that day will dawn.

"She just dug in there and managed to play better", Williams said.