Roger Federer staring off into space during the Wimbledon final. (AP Photo)
A peculiarly scorching sun had its way with the Wimbledon grass over this fortnight. But the sun also sets. Here, our ongoing roundup of passing shots from SW19, a curated much-ado-about-everything – if a bit less manicured than the Wimble-lawns themselves.


By now you know about Roger Federer's "great eight" play at this year's Wimbledon.
Aye, you are well acquainted with Roger at his Rogerest: 

But he don't need no eight-eration, holler-ation. Consider that he reigns foremost – yea, in the year 2017 – among that ballyhooed Big Four of top-tier players.

If we're honest (and we're always honest), Federer and his friendly foe Rafael Nadal are running the table as a tandem this season. They're having their way with this year, and, frankly, who's to stop them?

Turns out Federer wasn't wild for skipping the clay-court season. He orchestrated highlight-reel shotmaking in London and, like his contemporary Venus Williams, wound back the clock while simultaneously foretelling the future.

As with Venus and fellow Wimbledon winner Garbine Muguruza, Federer once again won the acclaim of his peers on both tours at these Championships, as well as that of titans of general-interest sports observers and other top-flight athletes such as Real Madrid's Toni Kroos:

G O A T @rogerfederer life time hero

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Federer was pverwhelmed, understandably so, to see that his twin daughters and twin sons, who had yet to watch him win such a championship live as a quartet, were on hand. He became lachrymose after the final ball of his final against Marin Cilic, dumbstruck by the beauty of his loved ones looking on.

Tears of joy for @rogerfederer... #Wimbledon

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The 19-time major singles champion offered some typically Federerian parting shots as he enjoyed his latest SW19 swagger and even looked ahead to what New York may hold for him.

Ever a lover of white lace, Mirka Federer joined her husband for the Wimbledon Champions' Ball beaming like the high-performing, eternally doting spouses who they are. Whether in tennis or the world at large, these two have built a sort of empire. With four wee ones in tow, who knows what dreams may come?

On the other side of Federer's latest triumph, when No. 18 in Australia became No. 19 in England, he admitted that all the celebrating had, quite literally, gone to his head. After partying until 5 a.m. in a flurry of "all kinds of drinks," he made the media rounds the morning after and soaked up the glory that was his gain.

You can hardly say Federer is "due" these days. He simply keeps writing his own history.

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