Roger Federer is oldest Wimbledon champion

Q.  Who won his record eighth Wimbledon title in 2017, becoming the oldest champion?
- Published on 17 Jul 17

a. Roger Federer
b. Marin Cilic
c. Novak Djokovic
d. Pete Sampras

ANSWER: Roger Federer
 
Roger Federer is oldest Wimbledon championRoger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion on 16th July 2017 with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic.

Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon's oldest men's winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.

However, the Swiss superstar's 11th Wimbledon final, and 29th at the majors, will also be remembered.

On 16th July, he broke his tie with Sampras and the 19th-century player William Renshaw by becoming the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles titles. (Martina Navratilova won the women’s event nine times.)

That seventh championship pulled Federer ahead of Pete Sampras and William Renshaw in what's still officially called Gentlemen's Singles.

Sampras won all but one of his in the 1990s.

Renshaw won each of his in the 1880s, back in the days when the previous year's champion advanced automatically to the final and therefore was able to successfully defend a title with one victory.

Roger Federer: Know More
  • Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
  • Federer turned professional in 1998 and was continuously ranked in the top 10 from October 2002 to November 2016.
  • Born: 8 August 1981, Basel, Switzerland
  • Height: 1.85 m

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