2017 Wimbledon Championships: Federer Wins Record Eighth Title
So, the 2017 Wimbledon Championships finally concluded on the 16th of July, Sunday. Guess What? The tournament brought much glory to the Swiss player Roger Federer. And why not, since the player clinched his 8th Wimbledon title breaking his own record of 7. Federer was the very favorite since the beginning of the tournament and it was very much expected that he would win. With this victory, Federer now holds 19 grand slam titles, the most in history. The player had already won the Australian Open earlier this year but dropped out of the French Open stating ‘change of schedule’ to be the reason for withdrawal. The decision came right to the player as he won the record-breaking title of his career. Here are the highlights of the 2017 Wimbledon Finals as it happened.
Federer Beats Čilić to Win his 8th Record Title
The victory came easy for Federer this time. The player played smoothly since the quarterfinals. First, he beat the Canadian player Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals to make it through to the next level. Then, the player made his way to the finals defeating Tomáš Berdych. Now, it was time for him to face the Croatian 7th seed Marin Čilić in the final match. The finale of the grand slam tournament was played for 1 hour and 41 minutes. Čilić’s physical difficulties came out as an advantage for the legendary player. As a result, the player won the match in straight 3 sets 6–3, 6–1, 6–4. Now, Federer is the only male player to win the 8 Wimbledon titles. But he is still behind Martina Navratilova who has won 9 Wimbledon titles in the category of Ladies Singles. Now the Swiss player is looking forward to winning his 6th US Open.
Garbiñe Muguruza Defeats Venus Williams in the Ladies Singles
While Federer won his 8th Wimbledon Title, things did not go well for American star player Venus Williams. The player lost to Garbiñe Muguruza in the finals in sets 7-5, 6-0. The 14th seed Muguruza of Spain came out as a total surprise for 10th seed Williams.