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Roger Federer wins historic eighth Wimbledon title

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Roger Federer has added another achievement to his illustrious career.

The tennis legend won his 19th Grand Slam title and his eighth at Wimbledon on Sunday, defeating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in London.

Even at 35, Federer has remained in top form. After a five-year drought at the Grand Slams, Federer has won two this season following his conquest at the Australian Open in January. He’s now an impressive 20-2 on the season and is the first man in history to compile eight Wimbledon titles.

Federer joins Bjorn Borg (1976) as the only men in the Open era to win Wimbledon without losing a set, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Federer last won the grass-court major in 2012 but took the Australian Open title this year before skipping the French Open to focus on the remainder of the season.
That decision apparently paid off for the now 19-time Grand Slam champion.
Cilic won the 2014 US Open after beating Federer in the semifinals, his only win over the Swiss player. Cilic was attended to during a changeover in the second set and had his left foot taped before the third set.

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