Roger Federer makes history with eight wins at Wimbledon

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The might and magic of Roger Federer. What's behind the success of the greatest tennis player in history?

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Switzerland's Roger Federer poses with the trophy as he celebrates
winning the final against Croatia's Marin Cilic, July 16, 2017.
Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/Reuters/Pool

Even before this year's Wimbledon, Roger Federer was already considered the greatest tennis player in history. Now, after that astounding, record-breaking eighth Wimbledon trophy, the title is undisputed. The 35-year-old Swiss is not only a legendary athlete, he's also a -- normal person. Devoid of any significant scandal in his personal or professional life, Federer makes it all look easy. What explains the man? We ask Roger Cohen, a foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times. He's a man of many talents who is also a tennis fan.

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