Newly crowned eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win Wimbledon without dropping a set. He achieved this with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Marin Cilic in the weekend final at the All England club.
The 35-year-old Swiss, holder of the all-time men’s record of 19 grand slam singles titles, is now reaping the benefits of skipping the last six months of 2016 to fully recover from a knee injury.
The Swiss champion expressed delight at attaining the feat.
“Winning another Wimbledon is bigger than number one right now,” he said. “In 2004 when I first got to the top, that was big.
“I’ve over-exceeded expectations this year, to be reigning Wimbledon champion for an entire year is the best thing.”
“I won Wimbledon for a record eighth time, I wrote history with my family watching. It’s emotional and nice, I’m very happy.” He said.
Federer claimed his decision to take a six month break from the game in order to heal completely has turned out to be a wise decision and also admits he’s surprised by the success he has achieved this season.