Federer up to ATP No. 3 after Wimbledon

Pierre Vaugeois
Juillet 18, 2017

Did Garbine Muguruza ever think of dancing with Roger Federer someday?

The former US Open champion gamely played through the agony, but couldn't stop Federer cruising to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory."I got a bad blister in the semi-final against Sam Querrey".

Commenting on Federer reaching 19 major titles, Haas concluded: "It's a joke, it's insane, I mean it's 19 now it's unbelievable".

There are few players more self-assured on the ATP Tour, but even Federer hadn't dared dream of this.

"I think he's serving as good as he ever had, also a really high first-serve percentages and he doesn't give you anything". Federer has upped his game so much that he breezed through Wimbledon without dropping a set.

After that game, Cilic walked back to his changeover chair and broke down, tearing up as he covered his head with his white towel. "I like Cilic, I have to say seriously, but I want to see if he's that elegant also at dancing", she said when she was asked she rather dance with. How I'm managing tougher situations. I knew that it's going to be hard. "It's just actually fighting it through".

Cilic wept inconsolably on Centre Court midway through the second set after calling for medical attention on a nasty blister on his left foot. Current policy is that a player must be retired for five years, but only Federer knows when that day will dawn.

"Because I didn't know and I couldn't tell, I just said; 'Focus on your game".

"It was actually very hard to focus on the match, as well, as my mind was all the time blocked with the pain."It was tough for me to focus on the tactics, on the things that I needed to do". Back with his special brand of tennis - with its unique combination of sublime attack and unnerving accuracy, seamlessly coalescing into an effortless-looking yet lethal kind of perfection - the Swiss wizard spun a web around injured Croat Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon finals to win a record- breaking eighth title. "Winning two is already pretty insane and plenty good enough for me".

"But because it's far away, because of what happened a year ago, I just like to take the opportunity to thank the people in the very moment, and make them understand, yes, I hope that I'm back".

The injury, though, made Sunday's match a veritable walkover.

'So we had a great time. "But unfortunately it was not meant to be".

Sunday night brought the the annual champions' dinner and dance in London. "You could see he started not being able to push off as good and then he started giving us a little bit of a signal that it was not correct 100 percent again, so then obviously we knew that it was a problem".

"I really wanted to give my best, " Cilic said, "to try as much as I could".

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