Gareth Fuller
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The stats regarding Roger Federer's history-making Wimbledon win are astounding

We’ve crunched the numbers and they are very, very impressive.

ROGER FEDERER CRUISED to a record eighth Wimbledon title with a straight sets victory over Marin Cilic earlier today and, rather inevitably, there are a wealth of remarkable statistics regarding the 35-year-old’s triumph.

8 - Federer’s victory moves him one clear of Pete Sampras and William Renshaw (amateur era) at the top of the men’s singles championships roll of honour.

19 – He has extended his own record of grand slam wins (eight Wimbledon titles, five Australian Open titles, five US Open titles and a solitary victory at Roland Garros). Rafael Nadal is the closest to him with 15.

35 – Federer is the oldest man to win Wimbledon in the Open era. Arthur Ashe was 31 when he tasted success at SW19 in 1975.

41 – He becomes the first male player in over four decades to win Wimbledon without dropping a set. Bjorn Borg was the last to accomplish it back in 1976.

41 - Since losing to Novak Djokovic in the 2014 Wimbledon decider, Federer has now won 41 consecutive matches when leading by a set.

13 - Federer has now beaten 13 different players in Grand Slam finals over the last 14 years.     

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