Roger Federer claimed a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title after coasting past injury-plagued Marin Cilic in Sunday’s final.
Federer’s tally of 19 Grand Slam titles prompted plenty of discussion on social media over whether the 35-year-old has to be considered as the greatest tennis player of all time.
Leo Messi, Michael Jordan, Roger Federer. The best I've seen.
— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) July 16, 2017
Congratulations Roger Federer on winning \Wimbledon for a record 8th time; one of sports' finest ever exponents.
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) July 16, 2017
Roger Federer wins Wimbledon at age 35 without losing a set. Incredible.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) July 16, 2017
My summary from today's sport:
1. Federer is the GOAT
2. Lewis delivers when it matters
3. Test cricket needs a shake up ?
— KP (@KP24) July 16, 2017
Wow Rodger Federer. Unbelievable champion
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) July 16, 2017
I feel so privileged to have been able to watch both Serena Williams and Roger Federer in their primes. Massive inspirations. Both GOAT.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) July 16, 2017
Greatest tennis player ever. Sure. The most graceful player to have played any sport? Gretzky maybe, Zidane maybe. Federer still top for me.
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) July 16, 2017
— Michael Ballack (@Ballack) July 16, 2017
"I've seen a lot of things in 40 years at Wimbledon but I've never seen anything like this guy" – John McEnroe on Roger Federer
— Roger Federer Book (@FedererBook) July 16, 2017
Federer can't be far off being one of the best sportsmen ever. Brilliant player, iron will. Has come back to win in toughest era of tennis.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) July 16, 2017
I love Federer! Actually proper man-love. Imagine being that good at your job! #legend
— JasonManford (@JasonManford) July 16, 2017
Imagine if Roger Federer now announces he's going to play Cristiano Ronaldo in a singles match and you'll have to pay to watch it
— George Gigney (@ggigney) July 16, 2017
Federer's on fire. Crushing his opponent into a wobbly pulp. ???#WimbledonMensFinal
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 16, 2017
#19 tastes great pic.twitter.com/3Hv3lM5Rk9
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 16, 2017