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Roger Federer's magnificent eight Wimbledon triumphs

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  • Roger Federer won record eighth Wimbledon title after beating Marin Cilic
  • Federer didn't drop a set all tournament as he became Wimbledon champion
  • The victory was his 19th Grand Slam with his first at SW19 coming back in 2003 
  • Andy Roddick has been beaten in three finals while Rafael Nadal has lost twice

By Will Jeanes For The Daily Mail

Published: 17:30 EDT, 16 July 2017 | Updated: 19:57 EDT, 16 July 2017

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title by beating Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 in the final on Sunday.

Federer's victory means he pulls clear of Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who are both tied on seven triumphs, in the all-time list of male Wimbledon champions.

Here, Sportsmail looks at all his Wimbledon victories which have placed the Swiss in the position of being regarded as the greatest man ever to play the game. 

Roger Federer has now won 19 grand slam titles, the most of any male player in history
Roger Federer has now won 19 grand slam titles, the most of any male player in history

Roger Federer has now won 19 grand slam titles, the most of any male player in history

2003: Beat Mark Philippoussis 7-6, 6-2, 7-6

The first of an astonishing 19 Grand Slam triumphs came after a 21-year-old Roger Federer demolished unseeded Australian Mark Philippoussis on Centre Court.

Federer's victory over Mark Philippoussis heralded the unveiling of a special talent
Federer's victory over Mark Philippoussis heralded the unveiling of a special talent

Federer's victory over Mark Philippoussis heralded the unveiling of a special talent

2004: Beat Andy Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-4

His first of three Wimbledon finals against big-serving American Andy Roddick was won in the rain after losing the first set. 

Andy Roddick won the first set against the Swiss in 2004 but he was then blown away
Andy Roddick won the first set against the Swiss in 2004 but he was then blown away

Andy Roddick won the first set against the Swiss in 2004 but he was then blown away

2005 Beat Roddick 6-2, 7-6, 6-4

Roddick was again dispatched as Federer sealed a hat-trick of Wimbledon titles at little more than a canter, joining Pete Sampras and Bjorn Borg as the only players in the open era to win three in a row.

Roddick was no closer to overhauling Federer 12 months later as he lost in straight sets
Roddick was no closer to overhauling Federer 12 months later as he lost in straight sets

Roddick was no closer to overhauling Federer 12 months later as he lost in straight sets

2006 Beat Rafael Nadal 6-0, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3

After losing five matches in a row to Rafael Nadal Federer delivered when it mattered most, digging deep to see off the 20-year-old Spaniard in four sets. 

Federer by now was regarded as an immense talent on grass court and he added a fourth title
Federer by now was regarded as an immense talent on grass court and he added a fourth title

Federer by now was regarded as an immense talent on grass court and he added a fourth title

2007 Beat Nadal 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2

His first five-set victory in a Wimbledon final drew him level with Borg as the only men to win five in a row at SW19. But it wasn't without worry, Nadal pushed the Swiss right to his limits.

The 19-time Grand Slam champion beat Nadal again but this was an epic five-set contest
The 19-time Grand Slam champion beat Nadal again but this was an epic five-set contest

The 19-time Grand Slam champion beat Nadal again but this was an epic five-set contest

2009 Beat Roddick 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14

A true epic. After a fifth set that lasted 95 minutes Federer surpassed Sampras' record of 14 Grand Slam wins in front of a rapturous Centre Court. 

In his post-match interview a tearful Roddick, half-jokingly, apologised to his fellow American for not holding Federer off.  

Roddick looks on after losing a third Wimbledon final against Federer during a modern classic
Roddick looks on after losing a third Wimbledon final against Federer during a modern classic

Roddick looks on after losing a third Wimbledon final against Federer during a modern classic

2012 Beat Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4

Andy Murray became the first British man in the Wimbledon final since 1938 but Federer made it a sensational seven with another masterclass. 

While Britain cried for Andy Murray, the Fed Express rolled on with a seventh Wimbledon title
While Britain cried for Andy Murray, the Fed Express rolled on with a seventh Wimbledon title

While Britain cried for Andy Murray, the Fed Express rolled on with a seventh Wimbledon title

2017 Beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4

Nothing but a procession towards a record eighth title for Federer. Marin Cilic required treatment on his left foot during the match, and was duly swept aside in straight sets.

Federer rightly now sits at the top clear of Mark Sampras (7) on eight Wimbledon victories
Federer rightly now sits at the top clear of Mark Sampras (7) on eight Wimbledon victories

Federer rightly now sits at the top clear of Mark Sampras (7) on eight Wimbledon victories

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