The 35-year-old Swiss, who is aiming for a record eighth Wimbledon crown and 19th Grand Slam title, beat Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-3 in 53 minutes. Federer, who dropped just nine points on his serve, has won four titles this year, a tally matched only by long-time rival Rafael Nadal.
Federer produced an imperious display against world number 12 Zverev, who is regarded as one of the world’s most promising players and reached the top 10 this year after winning three titles. Federer, whose first success at story came in 2003, has won 92 career titles from 140 finals.
He said courtside: “It’s great to get off to a good start in the finals and then remind yourself that you’ve been playing good tennis all week. You start swinging freely, things start clicking, you realize your opponent is under pressure and you keep pressuring him. I’m, like, on cloud nine right now. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get a chance to win this again, so it’s important to enjoy this one.”
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