Unic Press UK: Roger Federer today won a record eighth Wimbledon title, making him the oldest men’s champion of the Open Era at the All England Club.
Federer, 35-years-old, thumped Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 over a period one hour and 41 minutes.
Federer surpasses Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who won their seventh titles in 2000 and 1889 respectively, with only Martina Navratilova still ahead in terms of Wimbledon singles titles on nine, says the BBC News.
BBC News: Wimbledon statistics
In Wimbledon men’s singles history Most successful men in singles Grand Slams
- 19 titles – Roger Federer
- 15 – Rafael Nadal
- 14 – Pete Sampras
- 12 – Novak Djokovic, Roy Emerson
- 11 – Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver
- 10 – Bill Tilden
- 8 – Ken Rosewall, Fred Perry, Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, Ivan Lendl
Most successful men in Wimbledon men’s singles history
- 8 – Roger Federer
- 7 – William Renshaw, Pete Sampras
- 5 – Bjorn Borg, Laurence Doherty
- 4 – Reggie Doherty, Rod Laver, Anthony Wilding
- 3 – Wilfred Baddeley, Boris Becker, Novak Djokovic, Arthur Gore, John McEnroe, John Newcombe, Fred Perry, Bill Tilden