The historic eighth Wimbledon title Sunday for Roger Federer lifted the overnight rating for ESPN’s coverage of the Gentlemen’s Championship to a 1.9, concluding the exclusive coverage of The Championships. The 36-year old No. 3 seed Federer defeated Marin Cilic in straight sets and broke a tie of seven Wimbledon trophies with Pete Sampras and, from the 1880s, William Renshaw. It was his 19th Major title, extending his own record. The 2 hour, 15-minute match was part of a six-hour telecast that also included the Mixed Doubles Championship.
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