Federer Beats Cilic for Record 8th Wimbledon Title
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer set a couple of records while overwhelming Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon men’s final.
The third-seeded Federer needed just 101 minutes to complete a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory and become the first men’s player to win eight Wimbledon titles. The Swiss native had been tied with Pete Sampras and William Renshaw at seven championships.
Federer also is the tournament’s oldest men’s champion of the Open era, about one month shy of his 36th birthday.
It’s the 19th Grand Slam crown for Federer, whose first major title came at Wimbledon in 2003. He ended a five-year drought at All England Club, losing the 2014 and ’15 finals to Novak Djokovic before prevailing on Sunday.