Monday Morning Sports Update

Roger Federer says as long as his health holds up – he could be playing tennis when he’s 40.

Ahead of turning 36 next month – he won a record eighth Wimbledon men’s singles title by beating Marin Cilic in the final.

It brought up an unprecedented 19th grand slam trophy in men’s singles.

Federer is looking forward to cherishing the year ahead.

Golf
Rafa Cabrera Bello claimed the Scottish Open yesterday with a playoff victory over Callum Shinkwin.

Padraig Harrington finished best of the Irish as his final round of 68 saw him end up in a tie for 4th, five shots off the lead on 8 under.

Graeme McDowell was next best on 5 under with Paul Dunne a further shot back.
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Meanwhile Bryson DeChambeau won the John Deere Classic on the PGA Tour.

Waterford’s Seamus Power enjoyed a top 25 finish on 11 under par, seven shots off the lead.

CYCLING
There’s a second rest day at the Tour de France today.

Following yesterday’s stage Chris Froome remains in the yellow jersey, with a 18 second lead over Fabio Aru.

Ireland’s Dan Martin is 5th and less than a minute off a podium finish.

FOOTBALL
Dublin are Leinster senior football champions for the 56th time.

They defeated Kildare by 2-23 to 1-17 to secure a record 7th Leinster title in a row.
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Tyrone retained the Ulster title with a 2-17 to 15 point win over Down.

It was a relatively routine win for Mickey Harte’s side, with Ronan O’Neill grabbing both goals after coming off the bench.

It’s the first time since 2010 that Tyrone have successfully defended the title.

ATHLETICS
Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop both won gold at the World Para Athletics Championships in London last night.

Smyth clocked a time of 10.63 seconds in the T13 100 metre final, and just minutes later McKillop finished in 1st place in the T38 800 metres.

Three more Irish athletes will race today.

Meath man Paul Keogan features in the morning session contesting the heats of T37 200m.

In the evening Jason Smyth races again in the heats of the Men’s T13 200 metres with Dubliner Orla Comerford making her world championship debut in the T13 100 metres afterwards.