Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final Sunday, bringing his career Grand Slam total up to 17.
Federer, who had not won at any of the majors in two-and-a-half years, is now ranked No. 1 in the world after the win, said Time.
"I never stopped believing and I started playing more even though I have a family," said Federer during the trophy presentation, silencing doubters who claimed that Federer was too old for a comeback, reported Time.
Runner-up Andy Murray broke down during the trophy presentation, saying "I hope I can get through this," before congratulating Federer, said the Los Angeles Times.
Murray, who has lost all four of the Grand Slam finals in which he has played, would have been the first British man to win at Wimbledon since 1936.