"This is, I guess, how you want to win Wimbledon — by going after your shots, believing you can do it," Federer said, "and that's what I was able to do today."
He most definitely is back to being the best at what he does.
Federer turns 31 on Aug. 8, and is the first thirtysomething man to win Wimbledon since Arthur Ashe in 1975.
No matter. He and Sampras — and, by now, plenty of others — see no reason why Federer can't keep adding to all of his records.
"I'm so happy I'm at the age I am right now, because I had such a great run and I know there's still more possible. To enjoy it right now, it's very different than when I was 20 or 25," said Federer, whose twin daughters, wearing matching black-and-white dresses and frilly socks, applauded from his guest box during the trophy ceremony.
"I'm at a much more stable place in my life. I wouldn't want anything to change," he added. "So this is very, very special right now."
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