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Roger Federer tweets after winning eighth Wimbledon title

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Roger Federer has definitely still got it.

The 35-year-old cruised to his eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday afternoon with a comfortable 6-3 6-1 6-4 over an injury-affected and emotional Marin Cilic.

It took the Swiss star just one hour and 41 minutes to wrap up the victory - his first at SW19 since 2012.

Unfortunately, the clash as a contest was all-but over midway through the second set when Federer raced into a 3-0 lead.

Initially, it looked like the occasion was proving too much for Cilic, who broke down in tears after returning to his chair.

Later on, it was revealed that blisters on his left foot were causing him serious pain and he quickly realised he was unable to match his opponent's level.

To his credit, the Croat battled on but it soon became a question of when, not if, Federer was going to win his 19th Grand Slam.

Many didn't think Federer would even able to compete for such honours after he sat out the most of 2016 through injury.

Day Thirteen: The Championships - Wimbledon 2017

But he has proven all of those doubters wrong with a blistering series of performances, first at the Australian Open at the start of the year and now at Wimbledon.

He is now the oldest winner of the grass Grand Slam during the Open era and don't be surprised if he breaks that record once again in 12 months after.

To celebrate his 19th Grand Slam victory, Federer posted a short but sweet tweet shortly after accompanied with a picture of him kissing the historic gold trophy.

"#19 tastes great"

Over 60,000 likes and 30,000 retweets isn't too shabby either...

During a tournament which will be remembered for so many retirements through injury, one of the oldest players competing looks as fit and healthy as he ever has.

And Federer has admitted he will continue to carefully manage his schedule around the major tournaments.

Day Thirteen: The Championships - Wimbledon 2017

"I’ve got to take more time off," he joked on court.

"I’m not sure it’ll work this well every time I come back.

"I wasn’t sure if I was going to be back here in a final. I’ve had some tough ones, especially against Novak [Djokovic] in 2014 and 2015.

"But I’ve always believed. I kept believing & dreaming."

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Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic
Andy Murray
Tennis
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer

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