#19 tastes great pic.twitter.com/3Hv3lM5Rk9— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 16, 2017
On Sunday at Wimbledon, Roger Federer took hold of Grand Slam No. 19 by setting aside Marin Cilic, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. At times, the match had Cilic reduced to tears, as Federer continued his flawless play to the very end of the fortnight.
The day even saw Federer shed tears of his own after making history (once again).
Roger Federer is overcome with emotion after winning a record 8th Wimbledon title. ???? pic.twitter.com/6CdRv7dMoJ— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 16, 2017
The win gave Federer his eighth Wimbledon crown (a new record). There has been nothing but praise for the 35-year-old's achievements:
A record 8 Wimbledon championships and a lifetime of being a champion on and off the court and @rogerfederer is the greatest of all time— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) July 16, 2017
The GOAT does it again! ????x19! And at age 35. He's my hero and inspiration! So proud of you @rogerfederer!— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) July 16, 2017
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What a guy this one! https://t.co/y6avam9EJT— Irina Falconi (@IrinaFalconi) July 16, 2017
HE'S JUST BETTERER!!!!!! #thefederer— Tennis Tweets (@tennistweetscom) July 16, 2017
His children, a set of seven-year-old twin girls and three-year-old twin boys, tried to steal the show:
Fed's kids are dressed to impress!— Shelby Rogers (@Shelby_Rogers_) July 16, 2017
But it was all about Federer:
????(????Eurosport) pic.twitter.com/vK7bImDUuO— doublefault28 (@doublefault28) July 16, 2017
This is the first time that Roger Federer has won Wimbledon without dropping a set. First man to do it here since Bjorn Borg in 1976.— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) July 16, 2017
"The tournament that I played without dropping a set is just magical, I can’t believe it. It’s too much really..." Federer said after the match.
"I hope I can come back next year and try and defend the title."
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