Roger Federer partied long into the night and early morning after his historic Wimbledon win

Wimbledon: Roger Federer was brought to tears after
winning his 8th Wimbledon crown.

Roger Federer at the champions dinner.

A WEARY Roger Federer has returned to Wimbledon,
slightly the worse for wear after admitting he “drank too
many different types of drinks” while celebrating a record
eighth triumph.

Bleary-eyed after getting to bed at 5am, the Swiss champion
said: “My head is ringing. I don’t know what I did last night.
I drank too many different types of drinks, I guess.”

Grinning broadly, Federer said the victory celebrations
finished well after sunrise — just as they had in Melbourne
after the Australian Open in January.

Only weeks shy of his 36th birthday, Federer said his 19th
major was even more special because all of his family — wife
Mirka and the couple’s two sets of twins — were courtside for
the straight-sets hammering of Marin Cilic.

Roger Federer was a little worse for wear the day after his Wimbledon win.

Roger Federer was a little
worse for wear the day after his Wimbledon
win.
Source:AP

“I had an amazing amount of friends and family who came from
all over the world to support me,” he said.

“There was almost 80 of us celebrating. That was a beautiful
moment, celebrating away from the press and the world watching
for about an hour.”

Federer said his effort to move past seven-time Wimbledon
champion Pete Sampras left him with mixed feelings.

“It’s very special but it’s borderline strange for me because
he will always be my hero. Pete is still my guy,” Federer said.

ON THE CUSP:
FEDERER POISED TO CLAIM NO.1 RANKING AGAIN

HOW HE’S DOING IT:
FED GETTING MORE OUT OF PLAYING LESS

FINAL:
FLAWLESS FEDERER MAKES HISTORY

WHAT’S NEXT:
FED’S NEXT GOAL AFTER WIMBLEDON WIN

RUNNER-UP:
SHATTERED CILIC EXPLAINS WIMBLEDON BREAKDOWN

“After our match in 2001, there is no way I would have thought
I could surpass him, I never thought that would be possible in
my wildest dream.

“Yesterday was another incredible day for me here at Wimbledon.
Wimbledon has been too kind, too nice to me all these years.

“To be the record holder is so special. Pete remains my hero
for life, of course.”

Federer said he drew inspiration from the longevity of other
sporting greats, including Usain Bolt.

The Swiss master celebrated long into the night ... and early morning.

The Swiss master celebrated
long into the night … and early
morning.
Source:AP

“I get inspired in a big way by the likes of Usain Bolt,
Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Valentino Rossi or Michael
Schumacher, guys who did things for a very long time at the
highest of levels,” Federer said.

“I would marvel at what they did when I was younger. I couldn’t
understand how they would get ready, day in, day out, practice,
giving it 100 per cent.

“I struggled with that in a big way when I was younger.

“Eventually I have found my way to see what is possible and how
to motivate myself.

“It’s been really important in my life to be surrounded by
inspiring figures. I take it mostly from sporting legends.”

Tennis: Roger Federer has created even more history
claiming his eighth Wimbledon crown after cruising past
Marin Cilic.

Federer will chase — and almost certainly regain — the No.1
ranking during the North American hardcourt circuit after he
takes a short break.

“I hope to be No.1 again,” he said.

“I think it’s going to be a three or four-way race or two-way
race between me and Rafa Nadal,” Federer said.

“I hope it’s me and not Rafa because it means a lot to me to
get back to No.1.”

Federer’s latest victory pushed up to No.3 behind Andy Murray
and Nadal.

Originally published as
How Federer celebrated his historic win

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