Athletes paid homage to Roger Federer's greatness after his eighth Wimbledon victory
Roger Federer captured his record eighth Wimbledon title by defeating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 on Centre Court on Sunday afternoon.
The victory also marks Federer's 19th Grand Slam title. His previous victory in Wimbledon came in 2012. He lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2014 and 2015 Wimbledon final.
Federer, 35, recorded his first Wimbledon title in 2003 and then won the next four years that followed.
Here's how athletes around the world reacted to Federer's record-setting performance:
🐐 🐐 🐐 🐐 🐐 🐐 🐐 🐐 🐐— John Isner (@JohnIsner) July 16, 2017
2017— Darren Cahill (@darren_cahill) July 16, 2017
Australian Open: Federer
Indian Wells: Federer
Monte Carlo: Nadal
French Open: Nadal
8 Wimbledon titles.... incredible— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) July 16, 2017
Federers a legend foreal— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) July 16, 2017
THE MAN DIDN'T DROP A SET 🐐— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) July 16, 2017
🏆X19— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) July 16, 2017
Roger the GOAT— Brad Ziegler (@BradZiegler) July 16, 2017
The U.S. Open is the next Grand Slam tournament and will begin on August 28.