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.
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!
Rafael Nadal is currently ranked world number two Spanish player in the world of tennis who has won 10 grand slams in his career to date out of which he owns 6 French grand slam titles, equalling Borg record. Rafael Nadal was formerly number one player from August, 2008 to July, 2009. He lost his number one spot because of injuries so he could not play certain big tournaments. But he came back very strong and regained his No. 1 spot after winning grand slams. Rafael Nadal was the only player to hold simultaneous clay court Grand Slams for which he was awarded the name of “The King of Clay”.
Rafael Nadal has won a total of six Grand Slams, the 2008 Olympic gold medal and was the part of the Spanish team that won the Davis Cup in year of 2004 and 2009. He has one Australian Open title (2009), five French Open titles (2005 to 2008 and 2010) and two Wimbledon title (2008 and 2010) in his kitty.
Nadal has a habit of playing an aggressive and behind the baseline game which is heavily founded on top spin ground shots, good footwork, consistency, speed and persistent court coverage. Nadal also has fine drop shots in his bag that wins him quite a good number of points because of his heavy topspin shots that pulls his opponents to the back of the court. Even though Nadal is seldom a volley player, he becomes good a volley player when he plays from the net.
After the rivalry of Nadal and Roger Federer for a long while, the trend changed and now Novak Djokovic is having the flavor of wins against Nadal. Djokovic took almost every title in the year of 2011 and is still in the winning streak which has made Nadal to lose his World No. 1 rank. Nadal is also facing some injury issues and the rumors are that he might end up switching is sports profession completely if failed to recover.