14 Years After First Conquering Wimbledon, Roger Federer Still Men’s Tennis King
All these years later, all the changes in tennis, all the generations. All the changes in the world, really. And what do we get?
Roger Federer. Wimbledon champion. Again and again. And again, and again, and again…eight times now.
Federer beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final Sunday, and he was so dominant that Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champ, seemed to have a panic attack in the middle of the second set—crying hopelessly while he sat on a chair as a trainer stood by him, consoling and working on his blistered foot.
It was Federer’s record eighth Wimbledon title, record 19th major title. About to turn 36, Federer just went two weeks without losing a set and without being pressured in the most prestigious tournament in the world. There must be a few more records in that sentence.
“If you believe, you can go far in life,” Federer said to the crowd after the match. “I kept believing.”