0 - Only Bjorn Borg (3; Wimbledon 1976, Roland Garros 1978 and 1980) and Rafa Nadal (3; Roland Garros 2008, 2010 and 2017) have won more grand slam titles than Roger Federer (2; Australian Open 2007 and Wimbledon 2017) without conceding a set.
Federer's greatness has been defined and answered in many ways; his great 'liquid whip' forehand, his accurately disguised serve, the feline forecourt movement, the cool composure. He said that was not so much a result of his foot's pain as the idea that he could not play well enough to present a challenge.
"I know you can easily get sucked into that (attritional) mode when you don't want to attack but, if you can't volley, you are not going to go to the net". The 2014 U.S. Open champion said it wasn't that bad on Friday, but it got more serious that night.
The win moves Federer past Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who each won seven Wimbledon titles for the most in men's history of the event first held in 1877.
"It's cruel sometimes and he's a hero so congratulations on a wonderful tournament", Federer told Cilic afterwards. It was also the Fed Express's 19th major win.
But now he looks like the same Federer who was dominating tennis from 2003-2010, an eight-year stretch in which he won at least one major title.
Muguruza hit 14 winners to 11 unforced errors, as Venus was more aggressive to start, hitting 12 winners in the first set alone, but only managed five in the second, and struck 25 unforced errors for the match. We had a good time'. "That's all I could do".
He didn't always take that approach, back when he was in his 20s and reached a record 10 Grand Slam finals in a row. I played the best tennis of my life. It's frightening to me, to see that at this level.
"I'm playing for titles at this stage of my career. It's just actually fighting it through".
"It's disbelief I can achieve such heights". He is an all-court player in the true sense, with a repertoire even greater than the style demands. But the Scot still found himself making positive headlines after he called out a reporter for an apparent moment of casual sexism. "It's incredible", Muguruza said after the match.
Rafael Nadal had looked a strong contender to win his third Wimbledon title until he ran into Luxembourg's grass-court wizard Gilles Muller. "We have to wait and see". "They come for the finals, I guess". Federer skipped this year's clay-court circuit to be in top shape for the grass courts he loves so dearly.
Cilic described to the media after the final how he felt while sitting at his bench, crying, while the medical team attended to him.
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Muguruza was later was shown her name on the list of champions in the stadium's lobby.
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