Federer-the Legend

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Guwahati/ 17th July’2017 (Prag News Desk): The 35-year-old tennis legend Roger Federer of Switzerland clinched 8th Wimbledon title by defeating Marin Cilic of Croatia on Sunday.

Federer dominated the game with his awesome action by cruising to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory in an hour and 41 minutes, source added.

Federer earned 19th Grand Slam title in his career.

He has now surpassed former US star Pete Sampras and William Renshaw of Britain to win the highest number of men’s singles titles at Wimbledon.

The 35-year-old was in superb form at this year’s edition, storming to the title without dropping a single set throughout the tournament.

“This tournament I’ve played, not dropping a set and holding the trophy — it’s magical. It’s too much really,” Federer said after the final.

“It’s cruel sometimes but (Marin) fought well and he’s a hero,” he added.

Cilic, US Open champion in 2014, injured his left foot and cried during the second set.

It looked like the Croatian might withdraw, but he played on after receiving applause from the fans.

Federer won his second Grand Slam of the year after he beat Spain’s Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in January.

He has won five trophies this season — Wimbledon, Melbourne, Indian Wells, Miami and Halle.

Winning his eighth Wimbledon title allowed Swiss Roger Federer, the most acclaimed player in Grand Slams with 19 titles, to earn a spot in the top three of the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, with 6,545 points.

Briton Andy Murray and Spanish Rafael Nadal kept their places at first and second, even though they left the tournament at the quarter-final stage and round of 16 respectively, reports Efe.

The 35-year-old Swiss won five of the 14 tournaments in which he has participated in the current season, two Grand Slams (Australian Open and Wimbledon) and two 1,000 Masters (Indian Wells and Miami) in addition to Halle.

Federer’s opponent in Sunday’s Wimbledon final Marin Cilic of Croatia is sixth in the list.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

  1. Andy Murray (United Kingdom) 7,750 points
  2. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 7,465
  3. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 6,545
  4. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 6,325
  5. Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) 6,140
  6. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 5,075
  7. Dominic Thiem (Netherlands) 4,030
  8. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 3,740
  9. Milos Raonic (Canada) 3,310
  10. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 3,160

 

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