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Monday 17th July 2017

Wimbledon 2017: Federer beats Cilic to win record eighth title

Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia's Marin Cilic.

The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with a blister on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set.

Federer, 35, finished the contest in one hour and 41 minutes to claim his first Wimbledon title since 2012.

He becomes the oldest man in the Open Era to win at the All England Club.

Federer surpasses Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who won their seventh titles in 2000 and 1889 respectively, with only Martina Navratilova still ahead in terms of Wimbledon singles titles on nine.

He has won two of the three Grand Slam titles so far this year, having returned from a six-month break to win the Australian Open in January.

With 19 major titles he extends his lead over Rafael Nadal in the men's game to four, and now stands joint-fourth on the all-time list with Helen Wills Moody, five behind Margaret Court on 24.


 

Wimbledon 2017: Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to win first title

Spain's Garbine Muguruza won her first Wimbledon title with a straight-set win over five-time champion Venus Williams.

The 23-year-old saved two set points and won the last nine games in a 7-5 6-0 victory under the Centre Court roof.

Muguruza denied the 37-year-old a first major title for nine years, which would have made her the oldest female Grand Slam champion in the Open era.

It is 14th seed Muguruza's second Grand Slam title after her French Open triumph over Serena Williams in 2016.

Having lost to Serena Williams in the 2015 final, Muguruza becomes the second Spanish woman to win the Wimbledon singles title after her coach, Conchita Martinez.

She is also the first woman to beat both Williams sisters in Grand Slam finals.


 

Queen's 2017: Tsonga loses to Muller at Aegon Championships

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga became the latest seed to lose at the Aegon Championships, beaten in straight sets by Luxembourg's Gilles Muller.

The Frenchman, seeded fifth, lost 6-4 6-4 in the second round at Queen's.

Tsonga's exit follows defeats for Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic - the top three seeds - on Tuesday.

Croatia's fourth seed Marin Cilic and Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov are the leading players left in the draw at the London tournament.


 

Murray beats Djokovic to win ATP World Tour Finals title

Britain's Andy Murray beat five-time champion Novak Djokovic to win his first ATP World Tour Finals title and end 2016 as the world number one.

With the year-end top ranking on the line, Murray won the much-anticipated final 6-3 6-4 at London's O2 Arena.

The victory also ends Djokovic's four-year run of success at the tournament and the Serb's bid to equal Roger Federer's record of six titles.


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