“Winning today is just being healthy,” Federer said in a post-victory interview at Wimbledon. “It feels great and it means the world to me … It’s magical, really. I can’t believe it, yet.”
“It’s just belief that I can achieve such heights, and you know, I wasn’t sure I was ever going to be here again in another final after last year.”
It took just 1 hour and 41 minutes for Federer to clinch the final match, surpassing William Renshaw and Pete Sampras, who were tied for the most Wimbledon men’s titles at seven each since the beginning of the event back in 1877.
“I always believed I could come back and do it again, and if you believe you can go really, really far in your life, and I think I did that, and I’m happy,” Federer said after his historic win.
“I kept on believing and dreaming and here I am for the eighth. It’s fantastic.”
At 35, Federer is the oldest champion at the All England Club, according to ESPN, winning his second Grand Slam of the year. He has now won 19 Grand Slams in his career.