Wimbledon is the oldest form of tennis signified by its play surface. Wimbledon Championship tournaments are played in the grass court surface. Grass courts are the oldest form of courts and Wimbledon, without doubt, is played over the grass surfaces. Wimbledon games have gleaned a great amount of interest and crowds throughout the world. Winning a single Wimbledon title is considered to be an esteemed thing. Winning a lot of titles is definitely the greatest achievement. It is one of the popular tournaments in tennis that is played annually. Playing in a grass court surface itself is a difficult facet in the first place. The tennis players who wish to play in the grass surface needs a special kind of flair 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 fervor in order to win the Wimbledon title. Greatest female tennis players like that of Serena and Steffi Graf have mastered the Wimbledon games tournament and have set several records and statistics that will be hard to reach or beat for several decades to come. You can find below the list of great women who have handled the situation to win most titles in the Wimbledon Championship tournaments. The top ten lists are given below:
- Martina Navratilova
- Helen Wills Moody
- DorotheaDorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers
- Steffi Graff
- Blanche Bingley
- Billie Jean King
- Suzanne Lenglen
- Charlotte Cooper Sterry
- Lottie Dod
- Venus Williams
These women took the prominent positions as top players who had made it to the Wimbledon finals and have come out successfully lot of times in their whole tennis career period by winning the most number of titles in the Wimbledon tennis tournaments held each year.
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:
- Pete Sampras
- William Renshaw
- Roger Federer
- Björn Borg
- Lawrence Doherty
- Reginald Doherty
- Rod Laver
- Anthony Wilding
- Wilfred Baddeley
- 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.
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”.
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!
Famous male tennis player Lleyton Hewitt is an Australian tennis player who is currently ranked at number 67 in the ATP rankings and has achieved the feat of being number one in world tennis. In 2001, Lleyton Hewitt was the youngest ever player to have achieved the top spot in tennis at 20 years old. He has two singles Grand Slams and one doubles Grand Slams in his kitty. He won the U.S. Open in 2001 and Wimbledon in 2002 and in doubles event, he won 2000 U.S. Open. In 2001 and 2002, he won back to back ATP Masters titles. In 2005, Tennis Magazine ranked him of 34th of 40 greatest tennis players since 1965. In year 2003, Australian tennis player Hewitt was defending the Wimbledon title but eventually lost to Ivo Karlovic in the first round which made him the first defending player in Wimbledon in open era to lose in the first round. In 2004, Lleyton Hewitt lost to every Grand Slam’s eventual champion which is a record in tennis history. Since then, Hewitt never could make a strong come back due to his injuries.
Lleyton Hewitt is very famous for his competitiveness and has won his matches based on skilled footwork, consistency and fitness. Hewitt plays a defensive baseliner game with counter punching. Hewitt generally likes to be back at the baseline in rallies and only approaches the net to attend a drop shot or short reply from an opponent. In 2004, one commentator said that Hewitt was more difficult to “ace” in comparison to Agassi because he has more return shots in play.