Federer Makes It Again At Wimbledon
London: Roger Federer won the prestigious Wimbledon title for the eight time on Sunday thus becoming the tournament’s oldest player to win a title in recent times. He achieved a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who broke down and shed tears in the middle of the final.
Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title with an easy win at 6-3,6-1,6-4. When Federer won the title on Sunday, he is 35 years, the oldest player in Wimbledon to win a title. Earlier the record was with Arthur Ashe, who won the honours in 1976 when he was 32. With popular player Cilic breaking down in the middle of the match, it became one-sided. It was the 11th Wimbledon final for the Swiss superstar and the 29th at the majors. The match was made memorable for the act of Cilic who could not control his emotions.
The 28-year old Croatian, who is seventh seeded and the 2014 US Open champion, sobbed inconsolably as he could not make it at a historic moment. He buried his face in the towel as the initiative slipped away from his hand.
Federer became the first player since Bjorn Borg to win Wimbledon final without dropping a single set in the entire tournament. Borg did the feat in 1976. Prince William and his wife Kate were sitting in the Royal Box rubbing shoulders with actor Hugh Grant.