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Roger Federer lifts record 8th Wimbledon title beating Marin Cilic in Men's singles

Jul 17, 2017 11:11 IST

Roger Federer on 16 July 2017 won a record eighth Wimbledon title with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic. With this win, 36-year old Federer also became the tournament’s oldest champion.

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In the finals played in Wimbledon, London, Federer defeated Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.

Federer is Wimbledon's oldest men's winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.

This was his 19th Grand Slam title. This was Swiss superstar's 11th Wimbledon final and 29th title at the majors. With this victory, Federer also became the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win Wimbledon without dropping a set in the entire tournament.

Besides, the women’s singles title of the Wimbledon went to Garbine Muguruza. To win the title, Muguruza defeated Venus Williams 7-5 6-0 in the finals, ending her hopes of becoming the oldest women’s Wimbledon champion in the open era.

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