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Roger Federer sets record as he wins 8th Wimbledon

Swiss Roger Federer becomes the oldest man in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon after he defeated Croatia’s Marin Cilic in straight sets 6-3 6-1 6-4.

35-year-old Federer won the title without dropping a set becoming the first man to do so since Bjorn Borg in 1976.

“I never give up in a match. I gave it my best – it’s all I can do,” Federer said after the match.

Federer is also the first person to win eight Wimbledon titles in history.

He defeated the Croatian in 1 hour and 41 minutes, extending his record to 19 Grand Slam titles.

“It is cruel sometimes. But Marin fought well and is a hero, so congratulations on a wonderful tournament,” he said about his opponent.

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