See Roger Federer share tears and laughter with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper after winning Wimbledon title
Roger Federer did not hold back in celebrating his Wimbledon victory.
In the wake of his stunning victory over Marin Cilic, he was seen sharing tears and laughter with CNN anchor and tennis commentator Anderson Cooper.
The Austrian champion appeared on his way to the tournament’s trophy ceremony, where he was handed the tennis trophy by his fellow players when the match ended on Sunday.
And Cooper asked him about his emotions, and he seemed visibly close to tears.
“This is the end,” said Federer as he approached the tennis chair.
“I’m so, so happy,” said Federer. “I’m so grateful for all you guys. Thank you so much. Thank you. This is the best moment of my life. Thank you.”
Federer said he was thankful for his wife, Mirka, for her support.
“We have a whole family, we always will have a family,” he said.
Federer also thanked the British media for the show of support.
“Thank you,” he said. “Thank you so much.”
Federer had previously won one of the three majors, the US Open, while also claiming his second and third Wimbledon titles.
Cilic took a 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 win against Federer to secure a record-extending six titles at Wimbledon, joining Rafael Nadal, and Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi in consecutive years.
Cilic, who was knocked out by Novak Djokovic last year in the quarterfinals of the event, made a return to the All England Club for the tournament for the first time since 2008. He was part of a British tennis team that won the Davis Cup in 1989 and 1991, and he has won six singles titles at Wimbledon, while holding a record of 25 for the men