Federer up to ATP No. 3 after Wimbledon; Muguruza WTA No. 5


Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon's oldest men's victor of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was nearly 32 when he won in 1976.

Victory was also the 35-year-old's 19th grand slam title, which takes him four clear of Spaniard Rafael Nadal, and he toasted his second major of 2017 at the traditional champions' dinner with women's champion Garbine Muguruza - followed by a trip to a bar with friends and family.

"I'm incredibly surprised how well this year is going, how well I'm feeling, how things are turning out, how I'm managing tougher situations, where my level of play is on a daily basis", Federer said. "I don't know if it will work as well again".

"I've got to take more time off", joked Federer, playing in just his seventh event of the year. The Luxembourg native can look forward to a good North American hard court season, and if he plays well, he could potentially break into the top twenty for the first time, which would be a superb achievement for the 34-year-old. The win moves him above both Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who each have won seven titles at the grass-court major. "And I hope I can come back next year and try to defend the title".

The Federer clan- wife Mirka with their kids at Wimbledon
REUTERS The Federer clan- wife Mirka with their kids at Wimbledon

And so the men's final was a straight sets walk in the park for Roger Federer.

Devastated Marin Cilic admitted his Wimbledon final tears were triggered by the realisation his bid to shock Roger Federer was destined to end in a painful defeat.

Not many people and that probably includes the 35 year old Swiss maestro as well. "I'm happy with that". It is very special and from day one to finals day, Centre Court is always packed and we appreciate that. "So attractive that I have trouble actually judging the quality of his tactics and strategy sometimes because I'm just so swept away by the aesthetic quality of his shots and I think that's very important to him and part of the interesting thing about his game is that he strives to be handsome and Cilic was no match for him in part because of that enduring", said Thomas. You know there is not much possibility that you're going to win. So was 18, and now 19 is great.

"Also I was just not able to set up properly on the balls". If you believe, you can go really far in your life. However, Muller was not finished and showed incredible calmness under pressure as the fifth set went deeper and deeper before eventually breaking Nadal to win 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13. You have to hit a lot of good shots to come through a (Andy) Murray or a (Novak) Djokovic.

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