Roger Federer of Switzerland now has the record for most men's singles titles of all-time at Wimbledon with eight. On Sunday, Federer, the third seed, defeated the seventh seed Marin Cilic of Croatia in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to win the 2017 Wimbledon title.
Federer previously was tied with Pete Sampras of Washington, D.C. and William Renshaw of Great Britain for the most men's singles Wimbledon titles of all-time with seven. Renshaw won six straight years from 1881 to 1886 and again in 1889. Sampras won seven times in eight years (1993 to 1995) and again from 1997 to 2000. Martina Navratilova has the record for the most Wimbledon women's singles titles with nine.
It was the first time Federer beat Cilic in a Wimbledon final. He previously beat Andy Roddick of Omaha, Nebraska thrice, Nadal twice, Mark Philippoussis of Australia and Andy Murray of Great Britain. Federer also got revenge against Cilic who beat him in the semi-finals of the 2014 U.S. Open.
Federer had now won two major titles this season. He also beat Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in the final of the Australian Open. Federer also broke the record for the most seasons with multiple grand slam titles with six. Roy Emerson of Australia held the previous record with five. With Novak Djokovic and Murray battling injuries, there is no doubt that Federer is the favourite heading into the U.S. Open in September.