After the historic Wimbledon 2017 win Roger Federer has become the first man to win the title for the eighth time and has successfully extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles. The Swiss third seed, Roger Federer won the title in a three setter match 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. 35-year old Roger Federer finished the contest in 101 minutes (One hour and 41 minutes) to claim his first Wimbledon title after approximate 5 years.
Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray to win his 7th Wimbledon Title in 2012. With the Wimbledon 2017 title Roger Federer has established himself as the oldest men’s champion in the Open era. He accomplished this fete without dropping a set in the draw which also makes Roger Federer the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win the Wimbledon title without dropping a set.
List of Roger Federer’s 8 Wimbledon titles
- Roger Federer won his 7th Wimbledon title in 2012 after defeating Andy Murray.
- Roger Federer won his 6th Wimbledon title in 2009 after defeating Andy Roddick again for the third time in the Wimbledon finals.
- 4-times defending champion Roger Federer won his 5th Wimbledon title in 2007 after defeating Rafael Nadal for the consecutive second time to win the Wimbledon title.
- 3-time defending champion Roger Federer won his 4th Wimbledon title in 2006 after defeating Rafael Nadal.
- 2-time defending champion Roger Federer won his 3rd Wimbledon title in 2005 after defeating Andy Roddick for the second time in the finals.
- Defending champion Roger Federer won his 2nd Wimbledon title in 2004 after defeating Andy Roddick in the finals.
- Roger Federer won his 1st Wimbledon title in 2003 after defeating Mark Philippoussis in the finals.
Bollywood celebrates Roger Federer’s Wimbledon historic win
Well it seems Roger Federer enjoys a fan list that is extended to Bollwood as well. The who’s who of Bollywood celebrated Roger Federer’s historic 8th Wimbledon win. As soon as the legendary tennis player Roger Federer registered the historic eighth win to clinch the Wimbledon title celebrities from the tinsel town took to Twitter to express their heart out and be a part of the celebrations. Those who congratulated the Wimbledon champion Roger Federer via twitter include Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar.
The Royal Fan list of Roger Federer
- While the tennis superstar Roger Federer was on his way to break records, members of the British Royal family including Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton were cheering up for the tennis star.
- British Prime Minister Theresa May was also present to witness Roger Federer’s 8th Wimbledon title.
Source: Indian Express