'My head is ringing': Roger Federer nurses Wimbledon hangover after celebrating until 5am

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Federer poses with the Wimbledon trophy after what sounds like heavy night - PA

Roger Federer admits he woke up with a sore head after celebrating a record eighth Wimbledon triumph until 5am on Monday morning.

The 35-year-old also warned the game's younger generation they need to vary their style if they want to stop the old-guard toasting more grand slam successes in the future.

Federer trounced seventh seed Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 on Sunday to secure his 19th major crown and move clear of Pete Sampras and William Renshaw at the top of the all-time list of men's Wimbledon champions.

Federer attended the traditional champions' dinner Credit: GETTY IMAGES

The Swiss attended the traditional champions' dinner with women's winner Garbine Muguruza, although the pair did not dance as Federer said: "when there's no music whatsoever it's hard to get going". He then partied with his team long into the night.

"My head is ringing," Federer said at a press conference on Monday morning.

"I don't know what I did last night. I drank too many different types of drinks I guess. But after the ball we went to a bar and there was about 30 or 40 friends there.

Federer celebrated his eighth Wimbledon title - a record Credit: PA

"We had a great time. I got to bed at 5 and I woke up and I didn't feel good. The last hour I have finally felt somewhat OK again. But we had a good time."

Asked if he was now targeting a 20th slam, or perhaps 10 Wimbledon titles, Federer said he had learned from his six months out not to look too far ahead.

"The target now is to enjoy being Wimbledon champion," he said. "I haven't set a sight on a number of grand slams; I was very content at 17, that was a wonderful number. So was 18, and now 19 is great.

"I think now it's about enjoying myself, staying healthy and playing for titles."

Federer's eighth Wimbledon triumph was his most emphatic yet - he is the first player since Bjorn Bjorg in 1976 to do it without the loss of a set.

Federer with women's singles champion Garbine Muguruza Credit: GETTY IMAGES

The enduring winner said the tour's younger players needed to show a bit more ambition if they wanted to break the status quo. Federer, Nadal, Murray and Djokovic have between them taken all the men's singles titles at Wimbledon since 2003.

"It's frightening to me at this level that when I look at the stats that the guy I'm going to face has played 2 percent serve and volley points in the championship," Federer said.

"I wish we would see more players, more coaches, taking chances at the net because good things do happen.

"A slugfest from the baseline with Andy Murray, Niko Djokovic or Rafa? Good luck if you are 50th in the world. The young guys could choose not to play that way, but you can be sucked into a mode where you don't want to attack.

"Since mine and Rafa's generation the next one hasn't been strong enough to push all of us out really." he said. "So that's helpful for us to be able to keep hanging around." 

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