Sunday, July 16, 2017

Evergreen Rodger Federer wins historic 8th Wimbledon title

After none of Roger Federer's major rivals like Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray made it to the summit clash at Wimbledon, the Swiss star was expected to land an astonishing eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday.

But the way he did it against Marin Cilic would have astounded even his diehard supporters.

The 35-year-old was at his regal best in a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 win on a glorious afternoon demolishing his challenger Marin Cilic who broke down in tears midway through the match.

One could sympathise with him, for that was how dominant Federer was.

His forehands were crisp and the single-handed backhands, as always, a thing of beauty. Cilic looked out of his depth right from the world "go" as Federer won the first set and stormed through the second, by which time Cilic had mentally retired from the game.

Though the Croatian won four games in the final set, there was never any danger of him mounting a comeback as Federer sealed his 19th Grand Slam title without dropping a set!.

The man's legend shows no signs of waning and depreciation, even at the age of 35.

Meanwhile in the women's final held on Saturday, Inspired Garbine Muguruza defeated Venus Williams to clinch the title.

Garbine Muguruza became the first Spanish woman since Conchita Martinez in 1994 to lay her hands on the title when she blew off Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 in the final.

She was denied by Venus' sister (Serena)in 2015 but there was no denying Muguruza this time who lifted her second Grand Slam title.

Venus, who was bidding to win her sixth Wimbledon singles title at the age of 37, started the better and looked to be calm and composed.

However, Muguruza, who ironically began with a double fault, gradually gathered steam as the set went by.

All those who expected a backlash from the five-time champion were surprised by how the second set panned out.

Muguruza came out even more determined while errors started to creep in to Venus' game as she lost her serve and her plot, failing to win a single game in the final set, with the Spaniard helping herself to victory.

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