August 21, 2017

Federer eyes 8th Wimbledon title


Roger Federer will attempt to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles when he takes on Marin Cilic in the final today.

The Swiss, 35, can overtake the mark set by Pete Sampras in 2000, and Williams Renshaw in 1889, with victory in his 11th Wimbledon final.

Cilic, 28, held match points against Federer at last year’s Wimbledon and hopes to add to his 2014 US Open win.

“It makes me really happy, marking history at Wimbledon,” said Federer.

“It’s a big deal. I love this tournament. All my dreams came true here as a player. To have another chance to go for number eight now, to be so close now at this stage, is a great feeling.”

There will be a British champion on Sunday, with the men’s final followed by the mixed doubles final, which features top seeds Jamie Murray and Switzerland’s Martina Hingis against defending champions Heather Watson and Finland’s Henri Kontinen.