Roger Federer still has some tennis left in the tank.
On Sunday, Federer won his seventh Wimbledon of his career and 17th Grand Slam singles title with a four set win over Great Britain’s Andy Murray– 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.
But more interestingly, Federer moved back into number one in the world rankings– a little bit surprisingly because both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have also played excellent tennis over the last year.
Federer also has tied Pete Sampras for the most weeks ever ranked no.1 at 286, and most Wimbledon titles in history with seven.
Federer might not have played his best tennis at times throughout the week, as he needed five sets to beat Julien Benneteau of France, but I do feel he was the best player in the second week of action. The match was very even until the roof was closed and then Federer took control.
Meanwhile, in boys action, Canada’s Filip Peliwo of Vancouver defeated Luke Saville of Australia 7-5, 6-4.