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Federer Makes it Eight

Match Reviews

August 11, 2017

Close to tears as his dream came true, Roger Federer made Wimbledon 2017 truly historic when he claimed his eighth men’s singles title.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge applauded alongside Prince William, while actors Dame Maggie Smith, Eddie Redmayne and Hugh Grant all added to the glamorous British contingent at a very special occasion.

Nearby, happy customers of Wimbledon Debenture Holders were able to take in and contribute to that unique atmosphere, as they watched sporting history unfold from superb seats and knew they would always be able to say “I was there when Federer did it again.”

Will Andy Murray return to his best in 2018 to challenge the imperious Federer once more? If so, another Centre Court classic beckons.

Whoever the sporting gladiators may be, Wimbledon is never short of drama. The most recent Championships reminded us of that delicious reality, as a resurgent Rafael Nadal finally lost 13-15 in a marathon fifth set on No1 Court.

Gilles Muller was his little-known conqueror, as the lingering English sun seemed reluctant to go down on an epic battle, making it a memorable evening.

After Andy Murray succumbed to a hip injury towards the end of a typically brave Wimbledon campaign, most British fans threw their support behind the much-loved Federer – and they weren’t disappointed.

The world’s greatest sportsman secured his nineteenth Grand Slam title and seemed to turn back time itself with effortless ease.

His opponent’s tears had already flowed uncontrollably. Marin Cilic realised he was no match for Federer’s brilliance, not when he was having to deal with a painful blister at the same time. The world was moved as the big Croat broke down emotionally. Yet nothing could spoil the pure elation we felt for Roger in his moment of triumph.

Murray may not have made it a hat-trick of Wimbledon titles, but British tennis fans were still treated to a hugely enjoyable 2017 tournament, largely thanks to the scintillating tennis of Jo Konta. Her quarter-final win on Centre Court over the hugely talented Simona Halep, featuring two tie-breaks and three nail-biting sets, was another highlight of the Championships.

And it doesn’t matter where you’re from or who you support when the likes of Venus Williams and eventual winner Garbine Muguruza get going. They served up tennis of such ferocious quality that we simply marvelled at their final and how the women’s game really does rival the men’s for athleticism and sheer entertainment.

Yes, the more we reflect upon Wimbledon 2017, the more we want Wimbledon 2018 to arrive as soon as possible. Looking forward to it already? You can enhance that sense of anticipation by booking your seats now for the greatest show on earth.

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