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Roger Federer: To continue impressive form.

Roger Federer aims to claim world number one spot from Andy Murray next month

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World number three Roger Federer is in the form of his life as he continued his impressive season with a brilliant win over Marin Cilic in the final of Wimbledon on Sunday, thereby winning the tournament a record eight times, and taking his total Grand Slam tally to 19.

The Swiss ace has had a resurgence this campaign since he returned to the court after a six-month absence following a knee injury, which he sustained in the grass court of SW19 in his semi-final defeat against Milos Raonic in 2016.

He commenced the season being thriumphant in the Australian Open, while also gaining top spots in Indian Wells Masters as well as Miami Open and Halle Open.

However, Federer decided to skip the clay court tournament of Roland Garros in June, due to concerns regarding his longevity in the sport, which is yielding results going forward.

The 35-year-old has now won 31 matches and only lost twice in 2017, and is in contention of replacing Andy Murray as the new world number one as early as next month, according to Daily Mirror.

After a phenomenal outing in London, Federer has managed to close the gap with Murray and is currently within 1,205 points of the Scot.

The 30-year-old was ousted by Sam Querrey in the quarter-final clash last Wednesday and is scheduled to feature in Montreal on August 7 for his next tournament - in which he did not participate last year - while he is poised to defend the points he won in Cincinnati the following week.

If Federer can outshine Murray in the upcoming month, he will return to the top spot for the first time since November 2012 with new rankings set to be disclosed on August 21.

He is currently ranked third with 6,545 points, while Rafael Nadal is in second with 7,465 points, and Murray just 370 points ahead with 7,750.

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The new Wimbledon champion will be battling for the highest honour with his Spanish counterpart, who also has been his former self on court this term, winning the French Open, alongside gaining victories in Monte-Carlo Masters, Barcelona Open, and Madrid Open.

Federer would be hoping to maintain his form and fitness as he targets many more accolades in the following months, with fans across the globe gearing up to witness the Swiss meastro in action for the second half of 2017.

On current performances, it is only a matter of time 'till we see the former world number one back to where he belongs as experts believe Federer to be 'the greatest of all time'.

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Maria Sharapova
Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic
Andy Murray
Tennis
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer

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