Given the fact that Roger Federer just finished off his incredible run at All-England Club with 8th Wimbledon title in his hands, it's a good time to wrap our thoughts and try to realize how big of a deal this is. The fact that he won the title on Sunday storming through the final doesn't even begin to describe the importance of this achievement. With the way Federer is playing this season, we can say without a doubt that he has reached the whole new level of greatness. That's why every true tennis fan out there should be thankful for having an opportunity to enjoy tennis in Federer's era.

Also, there are some strong impressions mixed up. On one side stand great Roger Federer, the man who was born to dominate tennis, while on the other stand the modern gladiators who are trying to beat his elegance.

The significance of Federer's achievement

Not only did Federer won Wimbledon at the age of 36, but he was also able to do it in a way that he has never done before - without losing a single set. We are talking about the man who just won the most prestigious tournament in the world 14 years after he won it the first time. In fact, there is only one man who was able to win Wimbledon without dropping a set, and that is Bjorn Borg in 1976.

What Borg did in 1976, at the age of 20, the 36-year old Federer repeated, and by doing so, he became the oldest Wimbledon champion in the open era despite the toughest competition in the history of tennis.

To prove this statement let me just remind you of the fact that Federer's biggest rivals entered this year's Wimbledon with 34 Grand Slam titles in total (Nadal 15, Djokovic 12, Murray and Wawrinka 3, Cilic 1) and who knows how many more major titles until the end of their careers. With that being said there is no doubt why this is called the "Golden Era" of tennis.

Federer's season so far

After a six-month break, Federer returned to courts at the beginning of 2017 stronger than ever. He won Australian Open, Indian Wells, and Miami in the first part of the season. Then after skipping clay court season, he returned with the title in Halle before capturing his 8th title at Wimbledon. Not to mention the fact that he lost only two times this year to players ranked outside top 100 - Donskoy in Dubai and Haas in Stuttgart, just a few weeks before Wimbledon.

Now, Roger Federer has a high chance of becoming the world number one again after five years. As a matter of fact, he could do it this summer. If he can do that, he will be the oldest tennis player to be number one, breaking the record of Andre Agassi who was 33 years old at the time he was on top of ATP list.