Roger Federer won a men’s record eighth time at the Wimbledon championship, after defeation Marin Cilic 6-3.6-1, 6-4 in Sunday’s final.
In this Wimbledon, Federer became the oldest men’s champion in the Open era and the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to sweep through the draw without dropping a set.
The outcome of the game was in doubt for about 20 minutes, the amount of time it took Federer to gain his first lead. Cilic’s foot was treated by a trainer before the third set, but was never able to achieve his intimidating serves or crisp volleys that helped his gain the Grand Slam title at the 2014 US Open.
Earlier in 2016, Federer sat out of the French Open due to a bad back and also had surgery on his left knee. Due to these incidents, he ended a record streak of participating in 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments. After Wimbledon, he did not play in any other tournaments in an attempt to fully heal his left knee, and it worked!