Roger Federer the greatest-ever athlete across all sports after Wimbledon triumph

Roger Federer

Roger Federer has become the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and has extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic.

Federer, 35, finished the contest in one hour and 41 minutes to claim his first Wimbledon title since 2012.
He has become the oldest man in the Open era to win at the All England Club. Federer surpasses Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who won their seventh titles in 2000 and 1889 respectively, with only Martina Navratilova still ahead in terms of Wimbledon singles titles on nine.
He has won two of the three Grand Slam titles so far this year, having returned from a six-month break to win the Australian Open in January.
With 19 major titles he extends his lead over Rafael Nadal in the men’s game to four, and now stands joint-fourth on the all-time list with Helen Wills Moody, five behind Margaret Court on 24.