If Federer wins, he’ll set a new record for most Wimbledon wins at eight.
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Federer poised for record Wimbledon triumphTwelve months after shutting down his season in the wake of a devastating semifinal defeat, Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon as favorite to capture a record-breaking eighth title and become the tournament's oldest champion.Fast forward a year and Federer is poised to break the tie for seven Wimbledon titles he shares with Pete Sampras and take his career tally at the majors to 19 .For tennis storylines of 2017, Federer shares top billing with Nadal after the Spaniard defied the doubters to win a 10th French Open.That took him to 15 Grand Slam titles, one ahead of Sampras and just three behind Federer.But for Nadal, Wimbledon has always been bittersweet.He was champion in 2008 – where he beat Federer in a final widely regarded as the greatest ever played – and 2010 as well as finishing runner-up in 2006, 2007 and 2011 .
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