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Wimbledon 2017 finals recap: How Roger Federer, Garbine Muguruza were crowned champions



The Wimbledon Championship is over for another year. Spaniard Garbine Muguruza is the ladies champion, while Roger Federer is the ruler of the men’s game again. Roger Federer cemented his reputation as the greatest player to grace the 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 came 24 hours after Garbine Muguruza’s win over Venus Williams. Wimbledon is Muguruza’s second Grand Slam after winning Roland Garros in 2016.

2017 has been one of Roger’s greatest seasons and he shows no sign of slowing down. His latest victory at Wimbledon brings him to 19 major titles in his career, at 35 years and 342 days old. Federer is the oldest man in the Open era to win Wimbledon. He now has the most all-time championship wins at Wimbledon after hoisting his eighth crown. And now, it’s time to win his 20th Grand Slam title. Next stop: New York. And with Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic nursing injuries, there may be only one man who can stop Federer from rounding up his tally at the US Open – Rafael Nadal.