Frank Monkhouse | 18 July 2017
What caught the eye on a historic weekend
What a weekend of sports results, and there really is no better place to start than with Roger Federer. Winning Wimbledon for a record eighth time on Sunday, the 35-year-old confirmed himself as not only a tennis great – but a sporting legend.
Away from the sunshine of centre court, Celtic kicked us off by beating Linfield in the Champions League. The game was marred by missile throwing, Leigh Griffiths narrowly missed by a glass bottle. Below you’ll find our favourite snaps from Friday to Sunday.
Swiss sensation Roger Federer completed the perfect Wimbledon, beating Marin Cilic in Sunday’s final 3-0. That victory ensured the 35-year-old, who was past his best last year, remember, went through the competition without dropping a set. Incredible.
Venus Williams fell at the last, losing to 2017 champion Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s decider. The loveable Spaniard swaggered to a 7-5, 6-0 win, telling the press following her success just how amazing it felt to beat a role model.
Skipping over to the world of horse racing and we saw a massive upset in the July Cup at Newmarket, Harry Angel beating last year’s winner Limato by 1 ¼ lengths. Odds-on race favourite Caravaggio finished back in fourth, following troubles in the stalls.
Lewis Hamilton did it again. He won the British Grand Prix for the fifth time, equalling Jim Clark and Alain Prost. The Brit was completely dominant in Sunday’s race at Silverstone, with that victory piling the pressure on rival Sebastian Vettel, who suffered a puncture two laps from home.
Celtic won a bad-tempered Champions League qualifier away to Linfield on Friday night. The first goal was marked down as a Haughey OG, but there was no doubt about the second, Rogic doubling up. We saw ugly scenes from the crowd, tonic wine among missiles thrown onto the pitch.
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