Roger Federer became the first man in tennis history to win record eighth Wimbledon title on July 16. He defeated Croatian Marin Cilic in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to lift Wimbledon 2017 and in process registering many new records against his name. Despite a clinical performance and incredible achievement, King Federer found himself overshadowed. Yes, his four adorable children stole the limelight from daddy’s big day, but we’re sure the 35-year-old is not complaining. Roger and Mirka Federer’s two set of identical twins – seven-year-old daughters, Myla and Charlene, and three-year-old sons, Lenny and Leo were at their cutest best as Federer scripted history by winning his 19th grand slam title, the most in history by a male tennis player.
As Federer brushed aside Marin Cilic’s challenge to lift the Wimbledon 2017 title, all eyes shifted to his player’s box at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon. His wife, Mirka, 39, was beaming with pride as his four adorable children – twin girls, Myla and Charlene (born in 2009) dressed in a floral outfit and his twin sons, Lenny and Leo (born in 2014) wearing a pale blue blazer with white trousers were the centre of attention. While his daughters looked happy understanding a bit of their star father’s incredible conquest, Federer’s sons stole everyone’s hearts with their pure innocence and talent of making faces for the camera. On occasions, Lenny and Leo’s elder sister tried teaching him about what was happening around, but the boys remained happy about making new faces for the cheering spectators.
The last time when Federer had won the Wimbledon title in 2012, his daughters, then two-year-olds were seen cheering their father from the player’s box. It was the first time for his sons to be a part of the memorable moment. Federer was quoted saying during the presentation, “They have no clue what’s going on, they think this is probably a nice view and a nice playground. Hopefully one day they will understand.”
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Federer who had skipped the entire clay-court season including the second grand slam of the year, French Open created a plethora of records. He had several firsts to his name as he won Wimbledon 2017 championships title. At 35 years, 342 days old, he is the oldest man in the Open Era to win the major grass-court trophy. Federer who turns 36 next year has also won this edition of the tournament without dropping a set, joining the great Bjorn Borg in 1976 as the only men in the Open era to win Wimbledon without losing a set.
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Federer past both Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who each won seven titles at the grasscourt major, for the most men’s titles in the history of the event first held in 1877. “Wimbledon was always my favorite tournament, will always be my favorite tournament. My heroes walked the grounds here and walked the courts here. Because of them, I think I became a better player too,” said Federer. “To mark history here at Wimbledon really means a lot to me just because of all of that, really. It’s that simple.”