Federer and Murray in final day victories
Wimbledon’s final day produced a record-breaking singles champion and a Scottish doubles winner.
Roger Federer won the men’s singles title for an eighth time, beating Pete Sampras’s sequence. At 35, he is the oldest man to win the trophy which is his 19th grand slam victory.
The Swiss third seed beat the Croat and seventh seed Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 in one hour and 41 minutes to claim his first Wimbledon title since 2012.
He did not drop a single set throughout this year’s tournament and received widespread praise from his fellow professionals for a near-perfect return to the top after a six-month rest from the game to recover from injury.
Only Marina Navratilova on nine titles has won more Wimbledon singles titles.
Federer has now won 31 matches and lost only twice this season while winning titles in Melbourne, Indian Wells, Miami, Halle and Wimbledon. After slipping toat the start of the year he can overtake Andy Murray as world No.1 next month. He will battle No.2 Rafa Nadal for the top spot.
Cilic, playing in his first Wimbledon final, broke down in tears when he had to be treated for a blister on his foot during the second set.
He moves to a career-high No.6 while Novak Djokovic leaps above Stan Wawrinka to go to No.4.
Jamie Murray and partner Martina Hingis won the mixed doubles championship, beating fellow Briton Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen 6-4 6-4.
It was Murray’s second mixed doubles title, having won in 2007 with Jelena Jankovic of Serbia.
Afterwards Hingis said she hoped the pair would return to defend their title next year.
It was Hingis’s 23rd grand slam title, 18 in doubles.