Wimbledon 2017: 'Roger Federer the greatest of all time' goes Twitter after Swiss ace's historic title win

Ruthless Roger Federer defeated suffering Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh.

The Swiss maestro, appearing in his 11th Wimbledon final, was challenged early on, but once he broke a nervous Cilic in the fifth game of the opening set, the match became a no-contest.

Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after beating Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon final. AP

Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after beating Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon final. AP

Not that Federer was concerned as, 23 days before his 36th birthday, the father of four became the oldest men's singles champion at Wimbledon in the professional era — taking the title back without dropping a set throughout the fortnight.

It continued a remarkable resurgence by Federer, who returned from six months off at the start of the year to win the Australian Open — ending a five-year wait for an 18th grand slam many thought would remain elusive.

Now he has 19 and looks capable of adding more.

Twitter erupted with joy as Federer stormed to the title, with many declaring him as the "Greatest Of All Time". Take a look at some of the best tweets after Federer's historic victory.

Former tennis players as well as Federer's peers hailed his incredible achievement.

 

Leading names in other sports, from golfers to footballers, congratulated the Swiss ace.

 

Commentators, sports journalists and analysts expressed their amazement over Federer's longevity and praised his performances this fortnight.

 

Federer and Rafael Nadal have won the first three Majors after being forced to spend a large part of the last season on the sidelines with injuries. What year is this, again?

 

Nike paid tribute with a video highlighting Federer's dominance on grass.

Federer took to Twitter as well to celebrate his win. "No 19 tastes great," he tweeted.

With inputs from Reuters


Published Date: Jul 16, 2017 10:35 pm | Updated Date: Jul 16, 2017 10:35 pm


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