The Latest: Hingis and Jamie Murray win at Wimbledon

The Latest: Hingis and Jamie Murray win at Wimbledon

Federer is committed to play both Montreal and Cincinnati before US Open, but he is not unsure about playing both of them. Its quickness allows his strokes to bite harder; its slipperiness accentuates the gap between his own pristine footwork and the more thunderous yet less effective movement of the competition. "But I believe I'm ready".

He didn't drop a set throughout the fortnight, emulating Bjorn Borg's achievement in 1976.

While his rivals slog it out on the ATP Tour, Federer has begun to pick and choose his tournaments and opted to miss the entire clay-court season to focus on Wimbledon. Break out the Sartre quotes: "No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point", is what Federer's tennis says to the world; whether he wins or loses in Sunday's final with Marin Cilic (surely he'll win) it is the elegance that succeeds.

Both players started tentatively as they tried to settle in with Federer delivering double faults in both his opening service games.

Cilic won the 2014 U.S. Open after beating Federer in the semifinals, his first win over the Swiss player.

Roger Federer looks to add an eighth Wimblefon title as he takes on Marin CIlic of Croatia on Sunday afternoon.

"I was able to come up with the goods when it mattered", Federer said.

The Swiss master lifted the trophy after a straight-sets win on Centre Court and is the oldest player in 87 years to be crowned champion at the age of 35. It's as if his goal from day one was simply to execute the most beautiful, refined tennis possible, and by some strange coincidence the Tennis Gods took notice and ensured that he donned the cloak and dagger and ascended to the throne ahead of the mechanical beasts that dot the sporting landscape.

Roger Federer insisted he fully intends to defend his Wimbledon title in 2018 despite delivering what many fans fear sounded like a farewell speech to Centre Court.

On returning to his chair to await the presentation, you could see him wiping tears from his eyes as he waved to his wife Marika and four children in the Players' Box.

Berdych held off early break charge in the opener, but was broken at 2-2 in the first.

"It's disbelief I can achieve such heights".

He said after the match: "You should be very proud to play in these finals".

"But I always believed".

"I am unbelievably excited. It's fantastic, if you keep believing you can go far in your life". "He fought well. He's a hero, congrats on a wonderful tournament Marin".

But when he dropped serve at 3-3 the game was up and Federer sealed the simplest of victories with an ace - leaving him to contemplate the remarkable comeback he has enjoyed this season. It leaves the world No.1 race wide open for the coming months with Federer in with a realistic shot to reclaim top spot for the first time since October, 2012.

He is also the oldest Wimbledon men's champion of the modern era.

"I've got to take more time off!"

"It was tough emotionally because I know how much went into the preparation in the past few months". Not to mention day-night Tests have been introduced to boost the sagging interest in Test cricket.

Federer's stringbed makes contact at the intersection of art and tennis and geometry.

The Croat said that physiotherapists had done all they could to help him recover for the final.

"That was my idea also today". That's what I did throughout my career.