Roger Federer Wins Eighth Wimbledon and 19th Grand Slam

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Roger Federer
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Leveraging nearly 20 years as a trader and banking executive, Colin Devereux recently served as a chief dealer with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he managed the G-10 Forex desk’s daily operations. In his free time, Colin Devereux enjoys playing and watching tennis.

Already the most decorated male tennis player of all-time, Roger Federer added to his accomplishments on July 16, 2017, when he won his eighth Wimbledon championship and 19th career Grand Slam. The 35-year-old defeated Marin Cilic in straight sets in the final to become the oldest men’s champion since the start of the Open era and, in doing so, was the first player to win Wimbledon without dropping a set since Bjorn Borg accomplished the feat in 1976.

Federer has won all four Grand Slam events during his distinguished career, but he seems to enjoy Wimbledon the most. He has won the tournament a record eight times, including in 2003, when he won his first Grand Slam singles title. Despite turning 36 in August, Federer remains one of the best players on tour. He had won two of the three Grand Slam tournaments in 2017 and boasted a record of 31-2 at the time of his Wimbledon triumph.

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Some of the Top Hiking Spots Near New York City

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Breakneck Ridge Trail
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A seasoned investment banker focused on the forex market, Colin Devereux served as a chief trader with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City for over three years. In his free time, Colin Devereux enjoys yoga, traveling, playing tennis, and hiking.

Although the hiking opportunities within the bounds of New York City are definitely very limited, the Big Apple is close to plenty of great hiking spots that are easily accessible by car or public transportation. One of the area’s most popular outdoor destinations is the Breakneck Ridge Trail, which is approximately an hour away from Grand Central Station via the Metro-North Hudson Line.

A somewhat challenging trail, Breakneck Ridge features a 9.6-mile loop that ascends 1,500 feet. Although the trail is steep and quite rocky, it is also very beautiful and well worth the effort it takes to climb it. Those who tackle the challenge will enjoy great views of the Hudson Valley and even the distant Manhattan skyline if the weather is clear.

For an easier day on the trail, New York City hikers can head to Anthony’s Nose. Once they ascend the 500-foot hill that begins the trail, hikers then enjoy 2.6 miles of flat terrain with views of the Bear Mountain Bridge and the Hudson River. Other places to enjoy a hike in the New York City area include Harriman State Park, Fort Lee Historic Park, and Van Cortlandt Park.