Roger Federer Wins 8th Wimbledon Title Without Dropping a Set By: Peter Snyder

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Roger Federer continues to amaze, as yesterday morning he won his 8th Wimbledon title and 19th Grand Slam. He has almost solidified himself as the greatest to play the game of tennis and at 35 years of age, what he is accomplishing is nothing else but astonishing. He has the most Grand Slam titlea by any man in the history of tennis and with this last win, he becomes the second oldest man to win a major. He did nothing else but dominate the past two weeks as he did not drop a set the entire tournament and looked virtually untouched. His road started against the Ukrainian, Alexandr Dolgopolov.

Federer won the match easily, as Dolgopolov was forced to retire the match due to injury. He would then face the Serbian, Dusan Lajovic in the second round. The first set was a hard-fought battle that ended in a dominating tiebreak by Roger which he won 7-0. He then used that momentum to dominate in the next two sets. He made his way to the third round where he was halfway through to accomplishing another great feat in his storied career. In his way was Mischa Zverev, a German with a dangerous forehand. He would be no match to Federer as Roger would win in straight sets. 16 tennis players would remain, but only one would become king of the grass. Federer next faced Grigor Dimitrov, the 13th seeded male at The Championships. This would not phase Federer though, as again he would win the match in straight sets. In the quarterfinal, Federer squared off against the Canadian and 6th ranked player in the world, Milos Raonic. This was a very hyped up match, but Federer did what he has done all tournament long, dominate. He would win in straight sets once again, giving Raonic no chance. The semifinals would pair Federer with Tomas Berdych, a player from the Czech Republic who was having an impressive tournament himself. Any momentum that Berdych had going into the match was quickly shut down by the freight train that is Roger Federer, as he once again won in straight sets. He was now one step away from winning number 8. In his way would be a man named Marin Cilic, who was appearing in just his second major final, having previously won the 2014 U.S. Open. The first set was won by Federer, and you can pretty much guess the rest. Although Cilic gave him a bit of a fight in the third set, Federer once again won in straight sets. He accomplished what no man has done: win the prestigious Wimbledon Trophy 8 times. He also became the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1976, to win The Championships without dropping a set. Federer is truly the king of the grass court and better yet the king of tennis.

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