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Lewis Hamilton's high five at Silverstone while Roger Federer wins eighth title

Lewis Hamilton's high five at Silverstone while Roger Federer wins eighth title

Most unlikely victory: Jay Clarke and Marcus Willis owed their place in the men's doubles to a wild card, but the Britons repaid the Wimbledon committee's faith in them with two dramatic victories.

The normally composed tennis great and newly crowned Wimbledon champ Roger Federer, 35, was more than a little groggy when fronting up to media today, after a huge night of celebrations.

However, the Swiss superstar's 11th Wimbledon final, and 29th at the majors, will also be remembered for the moving sight of the popular Cilic breaking down in tears after slipping 3-0 behind in the second set.

"And if you believe, you can go really, really far in your life, and I did that", Federer said in his on-court interview after the record win. Federer the Great deserves nothing less than that.

- No man has a better win percentage on grass in the Open Era than Roger Federer (86.7%, W157-L24). The latest was a punch pass that led to a fast-break dunk. Every time the Swiss has won both the Australian Open and Wimbledon in a single season, he has also gone on to lift the US Open trophy (2004, 2006 and 2007). I kept on dreaming and believing.

With exclusive broadcasting rights in the UK, the BBC will be the easiest way for most Brits to catch up on the event.

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Marin Cilic of Croatia in the Wimbledon men's singles final.

"My head's ringing", he said. "I really want to thank my team - they gave so much strength to me". They can't expect him to come in anymore and his reflexes are amazing.

"As congratulatory wishes poured in from all corners for Federer on Sunday, Muguraza took to Twitter to ask him, "@rogerfederer are you ready to dance?

- This is the first time since 1975 that five consecutive Wimbledon finals have ended in just two sets. Martin Klizan retired with his match against Novak Djokovic during the 2nd set and 40 minutes of play had only transpired. "She's such an incredible player". But I was the hardest working, grittiest, toughest player you would face. "Of course I'm nervous because I always dreamed about winning it, but I was composed". Again and again. And again, and again, and again... eight times now. Rather, he is more likely to bid adieu in a blaze of glory. I played through pain.

I, for one, am holding out hope.

Federer will turn 36 next month, he will head to North America and be favourite for the US Open in September. That was who I was. I refused to admit defeat (or enjoy victory) until the final whistle blew.

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"I only play against the Williams sisters".

"After the ball we went to - what would you call it?"

The same cannot be said of Garbine Muguruza, but the new women's champion - a runner-up at the All England Club two years ago - seemed to be relishing the limelight as she arrived at the swanky ball.