Roger Federer stands tallest of all as Wimbledon’s history man | Sean Ingle

With a record eighth title at All England Club and a 19th grand slam success, achieved without losing a set, the 35-year-old remains a class apart

Roger Federer cemented his reputation as the greatest player to grace his sport by lifting a record eighth Wimbledon title with a one-sided victory over Marin Cilic, whose thin hopes of an upset were popped by a blister that troubled his movement and tormented his mind.

It was an afternoon of sustained emotions but scant drama. Federer, a great Wimbledon favourite since winning his first title in 2003, raced through the match in one hour and 41 minutes and dropped only eight games in a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 procession.

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