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History at Wimbledon- Federer wins big

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It’s one of the most watched tennis events in the world, and today history was made, as 35 year old Swiss tennis player and 19 slam titles, Roger Federer won a historic eight trophy making him the greatest Wimbledon champion of all time.

It is a sport enjoyed by millions, and offers events all over the world to the sports most elite and best. Names such as Williams, Murray, Nadal and Djokovic, to name a few, have graced one of the most prestigious tennis events in England and although all are some of the worlds best, only one can be crowned the Wimbledon champion, and this year history was made as Roger Federer won his eighth title.

July 17th 2017 is a date Roger Federer will not forget. In an incredible and dominant win of 6-3 6-1 6-4, Federer will now be regarded as one of the best in the sport of Tennis. Surpassing the best in the sport to become the greatest Wimbledon champion of all time, Federer now holds 19 major titles. Federer went up against Croatian tennis player, Marin Cilic. Cilic playing injured, became overwhelmed with emotion after losing the first set.

From the first two sets, it was pretty clear that Federer was the more dominant one, winning the first two sets, and dominating the court with his skills. This was the 11th Wimbledon final for the Swiss, and 29th slam final overall. Cilic seemed to struggle throughout, and was no threat to Federer. The US open champion gave it all he got and in the end when asked if he planned to retire, he said he had no plans to. “I never gave up when I start a match. That was my idea also today, I gave my best,” Cilic told reporters. “That’s all I can do.”

At 35 years old, Federer is experienced, relaxed, and the oldest man to win the Wimbledon title. He has not won a Wimbledon title since 2012, when he beat Britain’s Andy Murray in an emotional ending for Murray. He’s had quite the year as well. Back in January, Federer went to beat his biggest rival, Spain’s Rafael Nadal, at the Australian Open, making it his 18th major title.

Today, however, Federer was crowned the Wimbledon champion for the eighth time. Before today, he only had seven, tied to American tennis player Pete Sampras, and Britain’s William Renshaw. However, there is someone that beats him in overall Wimbledon titles. Martina Navratilova, from the Czech Republic, holds the record with nine Wimbledon titles.

For even Federer, he is in disbelief of yet another win. “It’s disbelief that I can achieve such heights,” said Federer. “I’ve had some tough ones here, losing to Novak in 2014 and 2015. But I always believed that maybe I could come back and do it again. And if you believe, you can go really far in your life.”

Members of the royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and family members congratulated him after his historic win. He then went to greet his fans and show off his eighth trophy.

Stephanie Valenzuela