July 16, 2017 -- Wimbledon, England
Roger continued to make 2017 a dream come true as he captured his 8th Wimbledon at the All England Club. In his 11th Wimbledon Final, he dazzled spectators with his impressive play against Marin Clilic.
Having taken the clay season off, the Swiss Maestro didn't lose a single set en route to his victory. Responding to any adversity today and through out the tournament, Roger played steady to defeat the emotional Croatian, who was visibly not 100% and took two injury time outs. Roger clinched the win 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.
He becomes the oldest man in the Open era to win Wimbledon at 35 years old. He also now has the most Wimbledon titles at 8 and now has 19 Grand Slam titles. Roger's ranking will also improve to number 3 next week.
"It’s magical, I can’t believe it yet. It’s too much, really. It’s disbelief that I can achieve such heights. I wasn’t sure if I’d be in a final again after last year...But I kept believing and if you believe you can go a long way in your life. Here I am with an eighth title, it’s fantastic."