Top ten male doubles players with most titles at Wimbledon Tennis

by on December 10, 2010
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Top ten male doubles players with most titles at Wimbledon Tennis, William Renshaw/Ernest Renshaw

Doubles Championship at Wimbledon tennis tournaments are as popular and interesting as the singles Wimbledon tournaments. Playing doubles in Wimbledon mandates a great amount of coordination and understanding between the two partners. Winning a doubles Championship in tennis is a greater achievement than individual victory. Doubles category needs a great amount of dedication, determination and perseveration from both the players. It requires a great deal of brilliance and immediate response to any kind of movements. Doubles Championship in Wimbledon may be a mixed category where a male and female have to be partners in the game both sides. In the other type of doubles, the game is played between a set of two male tennis players or two female tennis players each side. They are called the ladies’ doubles, gentlemen’s doubles and mixed doubles. There are many hit pairs in the doubles tennis category. In spite of the presence of a greater pool of players only a select few seasoned players who had paired up were able to make it to the top ten lists in the Wimbledon Doubles’ Championship. Given below is the top ten pairs of male doubles tennis Champions with most titles in the Wimbledon Doubles Championship.

  1. William Renshaw/Ernest Renshaw
  2. Wilfred Baddeley-Herbert Baddeley
  3. Reggie Doherty/Laurie Doherty
  4. Peter Fleming/John McEnroe
  5. Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde
  6. John Newcombe/Tony Roche
  7. Ken McGregor/Frank Sedgman
  8. Rex Hartwig/Mervyn Rose
  9. Ken Flach/Robert Seguso
  10. Bob Hewitt/Fred Stolle

These pair of players is the toppers and has a large number of titles and victories to their credits. These hit pairs have proved to be a reliable set of players and have showcased a great deal of coordination and understanding which is very necessary for winning the doubles Wimbledon championship. These set of men had played together and have won a record by bagging the most titles in the Wimbledon tennis.

Top ten male players with most titles in Wimbledon Tennis

by on December 10, 2010
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Top ten male players with most titles in Wimbledon Tennis, Sampras and Federer

Wimbledon Championship tournaments are played in the grass court surface. It is one of the popular tournaments in tennis that is played every year. Wimbledon games have gleaned a great amount of interest and crowd throughout the world. Wimbledon is the oldest form of tennis which is indicated by its play surface. Grass courts are the oldest form of courts and Wimbledon, no doubt, is played over the grass surfaces. Winning a single Wimbledon title is considered to be a prestigious thing. Then how about winning a lot of titles in it? It is definitely a great achievement. Playing in a grass court surface itself is a difficult aspect in the first place. The tennis players who wish to play in the grass surface needs a special kind of knack in them. Otherwise, they cannot survive in the grass court field. Every player finds playing in the grass court area a challenge in itself, leave alone other factors. It needs a higher level of commitment and zeal in order to win over the Wimbledon title. Greatest male tennis players Pete Sampras and Roger Federer have mastered the Wimbledon games tournament and have set several records and statistics that are hard to reach or beat for several decades to come. You can find below the list of famous male tennis players who have managed to win most titles in the Wimbledon Championship tournaments. The top ten lists is given below:

  1. Pete Sampras
  2. William Renshaw
  3. Roger Federer
  4. Björn Borg
  5. Lawrence Doherty
  6. Reginald Doherty
  7. Rod Laver
  8. Anthony Wilding
  9. Wilfred Baddeley
  10. Boris Becker

These men took the prestigious spot of top players who had made it to the Wimbledon finals and have come out triumphantly lot of times in their entire tennis career span by winning the most number of titles in the Wimbledon tennis tournaments held every year.

Top ten male tennis players who won most titles on Grass Court

by on December 10, 2010
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Top ten male tennis players who won most titles on Grass Court, Bunny Austin

Grass court tennis tournaments are the most interesting and at the same time challenging games that requires a lot of spirit and focus. The popularity of the grass court games are spoken of even now. Earlier there were only two forms of tennis court surfaces. Grass court is one of them. As time passed more court surfaces came to be in existence. Before the advent of other courts, grass courts were the most prominent of courts used for playing tennis tournaments. Almost all of the tennis tournaments were dependent on the grass court surfaces. The hard court surfaces then came into existence and added altogether a new arena to the world of tennis tournaments. Winning a grass court game is definitely a tough task. A Grass court brings down the ball’s bounce thus needs an extra amount of force to make the ball to go high and bounce. The ball needs to be hit fast and with great force in order to make it bounce in a grass court field. These aspects make up for the kind of force and power packed performance necessary to win the game. It is difficult to get a single title in grass court but a few best male tennis players have strived hard to get a string of titles in the grass court field. These famous male tennis players have molded themselves according to the grass court conditions and have mastered them in course of time. Given below is the list of greatest male tennis players with most titles in grass court tennis.

  1. Pete Sampras
  2. William Renshaw
  3. Roger Federer
  4. Björn Borg
  5. Lawrence Doherty
  6. Reginald Doherty
  7. Rod Laver
  8. Anthony Wilding
  9. Wilfred Baddeley
  10. Boris Becker

These players are the legends of the grass court tennis and have captured everyone with their spectacular performances in the grass courts.

Top ten male tennis players of Wimbledon-All time

by on December 10, 2010
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Top ten male tennis players of Wimbledon-All time, Rod Laver

Wimbledon is one tennis tournament which has got a large fan following throughout the world. It is not a surprising fact that the Champions of Wimbledon enjoy  special attention among the tennis followers in comparison with all other  tournaments in tennis. Usually, Wimbledon tournament matches are played after the famous hard court game Australian Open Championship and the clay court game French Open Championship tournaments are played. The Wimbledon culminates as the major tennis tournament played for the year.

Wimbledon tournament carries with itself the sophistication and the royal patronage. The rye grass court is the ideal spot where the Wimbledon tournament takes place every year. Wimbledon is a chief game in tennis and looked up to by every single tennis fan. No wonder, the game has gleaned a lot of attention and popularity. Wimbledon Championships are considered as the perfect win in the game of tennis and hence every single tennis player will strive to get it in their lifetime. It is a dream for many tennis aspirants, but this dream has been achieved by few great men who top the list of the top ten champions and have proved to be masters in tennis by showcasing to the world some of the dazzling performances of all time. These evergreen men have come to be known as the top ten performers of all time with their record performances that has swept the audience of their feet. The top ten men in Wimbledon Champions list are given below:

  1. Pete Sampras
  2. William Renshaw
  3. Roger Federer
  4. Björn Borg
  5. Lawrence Doherty
  6. Reginald Doherty
  7. Rod Laver
  8. Anthony Wilding
  9. Wilfred Baddeley
  10. Boris Becker

These men are definitely the masters of the tennis world. Each has their own style and control on the game and it is hard to miss the fantastic games these legends have played so far.

Top Ten Male Grass Court Tennis Players

by on December 10, 2010
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Top Ten Male Grass Court Tennis Players, Pete Sampras

Playing on Grass court is definitely a different experience than that of any other courts. Grass court  in tennis is one of the most famous round of games that needs an extra edge and skill to manage over the difficult surfaces of the grass court in general. The ground  tends to be very slippery compared to other courts. The ball skips and bounces low and brings down the bouncing capacity of the ball. This makes it difficult for the players to have a good control over the ball and of course, the game. Grass court games definitely need the extra edge and handiness on the part of the players. The  players listed below have managed to make it big in the grass court game.

  1. Pete Sampras
  2. William Renshaw
  3. Roger Federer
  4. Björn Borg
  5. Lawrence Doherty
  6. Reginald Doherty
  7. Rod Laver
  8. Anthony Wilding
  9. Wilfred Baddeley
  10. Boris Becker
Among these players, Pete Sampras won 7 Wimbledon titles where as Federer won 6 Wimbledon titles. However the most astounding player among them is Bjorn Borg who not only claimed 5 Wimbledon titles but also excelled at French Open, clay court by winning 6 French Open titles as well. The players who won the Wimbledon title, realized their lifelong dream as the grass court offers challenges and resistance to many players. Winning multiple titles at Wimbledon is not very easy. Only 5 tennis players in the last 43 years have been able ton 3 or more championships titles at the Wimbledon centre court. This is why this list is a masterpiece as these players have ruled the grass court!

History of Wimbledon

by on September 18, 2010
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Wimbledon

Vintage and prestigious are the words that could be used for the oldest tennis tournament, Wimbledon. The championship has been played in All England Club since 1877 and is the most happening tournament of summer. Wimbledon has been retained in its real essence by allowing the games to be played on original grass surface since the beginning. The tournament entertains the audiences for two weeks, starting in late June and ending in early July. The unique feature of this tournament is that it starts on a Monday and ends on Sunday.This pattern has been the same since the start of Wimbledon.The main events are of Wimbledon are Gentlemen’s singles (128 draw), Gentlemen’s Doubles (64 draw), Ladies singles (128 draw), Ladies doubles (64 draw) and Mixed doubles (48 draw)

Till now, 124 Gentlemen’s Singles Championships have been played in Wimbledon while 116 belong to the category of the Ladies’ Singles Championships which were added in 1884. Even though Wimbledon is a British tournament, it used to be ruled by the American legendary player, Pete Sampras. He won seven Wimbledon titles. As for women, M. Navratilova, with her elegant and tremendous play, won nine Wimbledon titles. Wimbledon is the tournament which is now discussed in the context of entertaining people with the never ending 11 hours 5 minutes match spread over three days in 2010 Championship. It was the longest match ever played in the history of tennis. The epic combat took place between Isner and Mahut who played 70-68 games in the fifth set. Interestingly, the aces world record was also set in this match where John Isner stroke 112 aces.

Wimbledon has been offering much excitement due to the rivalry of King Federer and Nadal. Let’s see who proves to be the next King of Wimbledon !

Longest Match by Time of Wimbledon

by on June 24, 2010
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Longest Match by Time of Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal

Wimbledon has always been an enjoyable, worth watching and interesting game. The game turns more interesting when two top ranked players are rivals in it. Records are made during such games. One such game happened between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in 2008 Wimbledon final. The game lasted for a record of 4 hours and 48 minutes ending up with Rafael Nadal as the new world champion. A year earlier Nadal withdrew from the game because of a knee injury but in 2008 he not only played, but also became the winner. In the exciting five sets, the first two 6-4, 6-4 were in Nadal’s favor, while the next two sets put the game on tie when Federer beat Nadal 6-7, 6-7 each. The final fifth set went again in Nadal’s favor in which he won by 9-7. The match not only broke the record for the longest match by time but also made a record as the longest final match.

In women’s singles, the longest match by time was in 2005 between Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport that lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes. Venus completed her victory by 4-6, 7-6, and 9-7 and claimed the first Grand Slam title for herself in four years. She became the first women to score a win after facing a match point in the past 70 years. Though Venus lost the first set, she managed to win all the rest to complete her victory. Davenport sustained a back injury in the game for which she took a break too, but she still put up a good, challenging fight for Venus during the game.

Longest Final Match of Wimbledon

Federer vs Nadal, Longest Final Match of Wimbledon

The dramatic, interesting, sensational and thrilling match between Rafael Nadal (Spain) and Roger Federer (Switzerland) in 2008 Wimbledon final made a historical record of being the longest match. The exciting and aggressive match lasted for 4 hours and 48 minutes.

The match started with Federer’s serve. The first set consisted of 10 games and ended up with Nadal winning by 6-4. Nadal won the second set by 6-4, too. There had been 20 games so far. The third set consisted of 13 games that Federer won by 7-6. Between the 9th and 10th game of the third set, the match was stopped for 30 minutes due to rain. New 13 games were played in the fourth set which Federer won by 7-6 again. Now the game was at an exciting stage. There was 2-2 set point tie between both the players. The fifth set was the longest during the match, as 17 games were played. During the fifth set, between the 5th and the 6th game, Nadal and Federer stopped playing for 30 minutes again due to rain. Nadal won the set by 9-7, thus winning the 2008 Wimbledon final.

Through that victory, Nadal became the first man to win French Open and Wimbledon tournaments after Björn Borg did in 1980. Nadal became also the first Spanish to win the Wimbledon title for his country after Manolo Santana did it in 1966.

Losing the game cost Federer 40 consecutive victories record at All England Club and 65 consecutive victories on grass record too. Federer admitted this to be his hardest loss, but at the same time he admired Nadal and said that he deserved the victory because he played “fantastically”.

5 Most memorable Finals at Wimbledon

5 Most memorable Finals at Wimbledon, Federer vs Nadal

133 – Year history of Wimbledon has given many memorable moments to tennis fans to cherish and talk about even now. Starting from Boris Becker winning of his first title at the age of 17 and unseeded Sampras lifting his 7th title trophy, Wimbledon has been entertaining the world around. Here are some of the classic and marvelous finals of Wimbledon:

Federer won his 15th Grand Slam title (2009)

King Federer is known to limit his game within 3 sets and win it. But in 2009, Federer played till the last set against Roddick and claimed his 15th Grand Slam and 5th Wimbledon title. Federer claimed an amazing 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5) 3-6, 16-14 win while leaving Roddick exhausted.


Roger vs. Rafa (2008)

It was the most remarkable match for its being the longest battle between Federer and Rafa. It took them 288 minutes to win the five sets final match of Wimbledon. On top of it, rain shower added a delay in the match. While being 2 sets lower, Federer got back into the game, but Nadal with his play claimed his first Wimbledon title.


Super Star Federer (2007)

The all time rivals of the 21st century, Roger and Nadal played the final of Wimbledon 2007. Federer had a chance to equal Borg’s record of five straight Wimbledon titles. Federer took the lead in first set by 3-0 but Nadal had a come-back and this game continued till it reached the last set. Federer claimed this title by saving four break points. It sure was an amazing match.


Glorious Ivanisević (2001)

Ivanisević finally got a chance to win the Wimbledon title in 2001 after being a runner up in the previous three finals. But fate had something else for him as he got a shoulder injury. He entered the tournament with a wild card to make his way to the final of Wimbledon 2001. Ivanisević defeated Patrick Rafter in an epic five set final and claimed the title.


Edberg at his best against Becker (1990)

For some reason, Becker took sleeping pills before 1990 Wimbledon final against Edberg. This made Becker a sleepwalker in the first two sets. Edberg played at his best and his flawless play made him win the first two sets. Becker somehow got a wakeup call and stormed back into the match but Edberg claimed the victory by the end.

Wimbledon offered these and many other memorable moments of enthralling play. Let’s see what Wimbledon 2010 has in for us and players!

Top 3 Wimbledon Record Holders – Men

Top 3 Wimbledon Record Holders - Men, Federer_Borg_Laver_Sampras

Wimbledon has been ruled by many classic and magnificent legendary and famous tennis players over the years. The records have been set in single, doubles and mixed titles in Wimbledon. Few of the records have been surpassed by the new generation players with energy and passion, while other records are still maintained in Wimbledon. The top three male tennis players who ruled the Wimbledon grass are William Renshaw, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer.

William Renshaw is the greatest tennis player who made his mark by winning seven Grand Slams of Wimbledon. Due to Renshaw’s outstanding performance, this era was referred to as ‘Renshaw Rush’.

Pete Sampras, an American tennis player, along with winning 14 Grand Slams, claimed seven Wimbledon single titles and leveled Renshaw’s record. Sampras was included into the 2007 class of the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 17, 2007 due to his exemplary play.

Swiss best tennis player Roger Federer, known as the King Roger is the best player of the new generation as he has been able to record 16 Grand Slam wins comprising five Wimbledon wins as well. He secures the third place in Wimbledon records. King Roger has been able to level the record of Bjorn Borg by winning five consecutive Wimbledon Grand Slams.

Sampras still have many records which might be surpassed by a player like Roger in the future, as King Federer is the master when it comes to the grass court. In the recent time, Djokovic has made his way into best players and won the Wimbledon title, breaking down the winning streak of Federer. 

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