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Roger Federer said on Monday (July 17) that surpassing the record seven modern day men's Wimbledon singles titles won by his hero Pete Sampras was beyond his wildest dreams. The Swiss beat Croatia's Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to claim his eighth title without dropping a set in the tournament to confirm his place as the greatest man ever to play the grasscourt slam, securing his 19th major in all. Federer's resurgence to the game's summit will go down as one of sport's most remarkable comeback tales and he now has his eyes set on regaining the world number one spot from Britain's Andy Murray.