On Sunday Roger Federer inked his name in golden letters in the history of tennis, setting an incredible record. He became the first ever player to bag eight Wimbledon titles. The Swiss tennis ace also became the oldest sportsman in the Open era to claim the championship title.

The 35-year-old Swiss player dominated the game from the beginning without giving any opportunity to his Croat contender. Roger Federer inspired the awestruck audience as he spread the message that nothing is impossible with hard work and a strong determination.

On Sunday Federer smashed the records of Pete Sampras and William Renshaw who claimed their seventh victory on the Wimbledon's Centre Court in the years 2000 and 1989 respectively in men's singles.

He also leveled with Bjorn Borg becoming the first man since 1976 to win the All England Club's title without losing a set.

Federer is now the standout player in the Tennis world with nineteen grand slam crowns out of which two trophies are from the current year. The only player ahead of him in terms of Wimbledon singles is Martina Navratilova with nine All England Club trophies.

About the enthralling match

The final game on Sunday was rather a one sided affair from the start, with Federer intimidating his opponent on the grass court with his skill and techniques. The 28-year-old Croat on the other side of the net seemed to struggle with a blister on his left foot and lost his calm, breaking into tears during the second set.

The contest lasted for an hour and forty-one minutes and the Swiss conquered the game by 6-3, 6-1 and 6-4 beating his contender in straight sets without any drops. Federer made a couple of mistakes in the first set of the game but Cilic was not able to convert the mistakes into his favor, resulting in a loss in the contest finale.

The difference in their experience was crystal clear throughout, with Federer playing his 11th Wimbledon finals and Cilic debuting the same.

Words by the finalists

After a marvelous victory, the beaming tennis star thanked Wimbledon and Switzerland, adding that it was a wonderful moment for his family and team.

The player also congratulated Cilic on a wonderful tournament stating that the young player fought well and is a hero.

The young Croatian, Marin Cilic was not so happy with his performance and said in an interview that it was not one of his best days. Cilic added that he never gave up in the match. He gave his best in the game and it was all he could have done.

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