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By Randy Walker



Wimbledon is played in the London suburb with the postal code SW19, but the 2017 edition of The Championships was all about RF19.

Roger Federer won his 19th career major title – and his record-breaking eighth men’s singles at the All England Club with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 destruction of Marin Cilic in the singles final.

The win extricates Federer from a tie with both Pete Sampras and Willie Renshaw to become the all-time men’s title leader at Wimbledon with his eighth title. The number eight, as Swiss tennis writer Rene Stauffer writes his biography of Federer “Quest for Perfection” is Federer’s favorite lucky number.

Federer’s run to the championship was done without the loss of a set, making Federer only the second man to do so at Wimbledon, joining Bjorn Borg in 1976. Federer was also not down a service break in any set during the tournament.

At 35 years 342 days, Federer is the oldest man in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon title and the oldest man to win a Grand Slam title since Ken Rosewall won the 1972 Australian Open aged 37 years 62 days.

The win comes a year after Federer lost in the semifinals to Milos Raonic and subsequently took six months off to rehab an injured knee and refresh his body, putting doubt into his career. Federer then incredibly won the Australian Open earlier this year in his first sanctioned tournament back from his break for his 18th major title.

Said Federer of his efforts and successes since his return to tennis, “If you believe, you can go really far in life.”

Roger Federer

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Randy Walker is a communications and marketing specialist, writer, tennis historian and the managing partner of New Chapter Media – www.NewChapterMedia.com. He was a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Tennis Association’s marketing and communications division where he worked as the press officer for 22 U.S. Davis Cup ties, three Olympic tennis teams and was an integral part of USTA media services team for 14 US Opens. He is the author of the books ON THIS DAY IN TENNIS HISTORY and THE DAYS OF ROGER FEDERER

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