Roger Federer decimated Croatia's Marin Cilic in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to lift the Wimbledon trophy for the 8th time in his career, surpassing Pete Sampras' 7 titles. With his win today, he increases his Grand Slam tally to 19 with Rafael Nadal 4 Slams behind him.
Right from the outset, Federer took the attack to Cilic and while the Croat fought valiantly in the first few games of the first set, he was unable to do so for the rest of the match. Unfortunately, Cilic found himself injured after the first set and wasn't at his 100% for the rest of the match.
However, Federer was at another level and showed no mercy as he won the match with ease. Out of the 8 Wimbledon titles he has won, this was the first time he won it without dropping a single set throughout the tournament.
With this win, he moves to no. 3 in the world and further stamps his authority as the Greatest of All Time (GOAT).
A lot of cricketers were watching the action as well and took to social media platform Twitter to react to Federer making history.
Hail king Federer!!! ????????— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) July 16, 2017
Well done @rogerfederer .. best Athlete in our generation. Can't praise him enough. Absolute pleasure to watch him play..????????????— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) July 16, 2017