19-Time Grand Slam Champ Roger Federer Hasn’t Always Been a Winner

Roger Federer became 19-time Grand Slam champion after beating Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon final on Sunday, however history hasn’t always been on his side.
The tennis legend hit a lull after winning the Wimbledon title in 2012. He went on to lose three Grand Slam finals – Wimbledon in 2014 and 2015, and US Open in 2015 to Novak Djokovic.
In 2016, he injured himself while trying to bathe his children and was forced to miss the French Open. After a semi-finals exit at the Wimbledon that year, Federer took the decision to take the rest of the year off. He skipped big tournaments such as the US Open and Rio Olympics.

He returned to the circuit at the Australian Open this year where he beat his old rival Rafael Nadal in the final. With an eye on the “remainder of the season”, Federer decided to skip the French open so he could concentrate on the grass and hard-court seasons.
He returned to his favourite Wimbledon for the 19th time without dropping a single set till the final, where he beat Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to win a record eighth title. Federer surpassed Pete Sampras and William Renshaw’s record of seven titles. He also became the oldest winner in the Open Era to win at the All England Club.
With this win, Federer has taken his win/loss record to 31-2 with a tour-leading five titles this year.

Video: The Quint

For more videos, subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/2aIcith
Check out The Quint for more news: https://www.thequint.com

To Stay Updated, Download The Quint App:
Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/2doDlOo
Apple App Store: http://apple.co/2d6qYnT


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s