London: Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion defeating Croatian Marin Cilic here on Sunday.
He claimed his 19th Grand Slam title beating Cilic in straight-sets 6-3, 6-1, and 6-4.
The 36-year old Federer is also Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner in the modern era, surpassing Arthur Ashe, who was 32 when he won in 1976. Earlier, the Swiss superstar had won the Wimbledon at the age of 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27 and 30.
Born on August 8, 1981 in Basel, to Swiss father Robert and South African mother Lynette, Federer started playing tennis at eight. He won his first ATP title in Milan in 2001 and has won trophies every year since with the exception of 2016.