Tennis Grand Slam winners 2011-2014

Novak Djokovic

Tennis Grand Slams tournaments are the most important annual tennis events held. Also called Majors, these tournaments offer the maximum ranking points, prize money and public and limelight. These are the most important tournaments in the career of any tennis player to reach him or her on the highest echelons of Tennis.

The Australian Open is held on the hard courts and so are US tournaments. French Open is played on Clay court and Wimbledon is played on the Grass courts.

Australian Open 2011

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for the second time along with wining the Grand Slam title. Before 2011, he won the tournament in 2008 whereas Andy Murray made it to the finals but lost the title at the hands of Djokovic with 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

In the women’s singles finals Kim Clijsters of Belgium clinched away the title and it happened  to be his first Australian Open title scoring 3–6, 6–3, 6–3. In the finals she played against LiNa of China and defeated her. Meanwhile Li Na was the first Asian to enter finals of any Grand slam.

In Men’s doubles, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan  took away the title by Mahesh Bhupatinand Leander Paes in two straight sets of 6-3, 6-4. Gisela Dulko of Argentina and Flavia Pennetta of Italy won over Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) / Maria Kirilenko (Rus) 2–6, 7–5, 6–1.

Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia and Daniel Nestor of Canada bagged the title against Yung –Jan Chan of Taiwan and Paul Hanley of Australia 6–3, 3–6, 10–7.

2012

Men’s single champion ship was taken by Novak Djokovic, defeating Rafael Nadal.

Women’s single title was bagged by Belarus Tennis star Victoria Azarenka defeating Maria Sharapova.

Men’s Double – Leander Paes of India and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic

Women’s double – Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia and Vera Zvonareva of Russia

2013

Men singles title bagged by Novak Djokovic and runner up was Andy Murray

Women’ single clinched by Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beating Li Na of China

Men’s double title was bagged by Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

Women’s double title was won by Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci

2014

In men singles title was clinched by Stanislas Wawrinka defeating Rafael Nadal  scoring  6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

In Women singles Li Na won over Dominika Cibulkova by 7-6(3), 6-0

In Men’s doubles Lukasz Kubot/Robert Lindstedt defeated Eric Butorac/Raven Klaasen by 6-3, 6-3

In Women’s double Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci won over Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina scoring 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

French Open 2011

Spanish Tennis Maestro won French Open 2011 defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland, clinching away the title for the sixth time.

Chinese emerging player Li Na surprised everyone by bagging the title beating Francesca Schiavone of Italy by 6–4, 7–6.

In doubles Max Mirnyi (Belarus) / Daniel Nestor (Canada) won over Juan Sebastian Cabal (Columbia)/ Eduardo Schwank (Argentina).

Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) / Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) won over Sania Mirza (India) / Elena Vesnina (Russia).

2012

Men singles – Rafa Nadal (ESP) won over Serbian star Novak Djokovic (SRB) scoring 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Women Singles – Maria Sharapova (RUS) clinched the title defeating Sara Errani (ITA) with 6-3, 6-2

Men Double was taken by Max Mirnyi (BLR) / Daniel Nestor (CAN) defeating Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) with 6-4, 6-4

Sara Errani (ITA) / Roberta Vinci (ITA) won over Maria Kirilenko (RUS) / Nadia Petrova (RUS) winning with 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

2013

Rafael Nadal won over David Ferrer scoring 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in Men’s single

Serena Williams won over Maria Sharapova by 6-4, 6-4

Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan defeated Michael Llodra/Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 4-6, 76-4, 4-6, 7-6(4)-6(4)

Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina won over Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci with 7-5, 6-2

2014

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic scoring 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4

Maria Sharapova bagged the title defeating Simona Halep with 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4

Women doubles – Shuai Peng/Su-Wei Hsieh won over Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci with 6-4, 6-1

Men Doubles –-Julien Benneteau/Edouard Roger-Vasselin won over Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez winning series with 6-3, 7-6(1)

US Open

2011

In men Novak Djokovic (SRB) defeated Rafael Nadal (SPN) with 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1

In Women Samantha Stosur (AUS) defeated Serena Williams (USA) with 6–2, 6–3

In Doubles Women – Liezel Huber (USA) / Lisa Raymond (USA) won over Vania King (USA) / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) with 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3).

In Men doubles Jürgen Melzer (AUS) / Philipp Petzschner(GER) won over Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) / Marcin Matkowski (POL) with 6–2, 6–2.

2012

In Men’s singles Andy Murray (GBR) won over Novak Djokovic (SRB) with 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2

In Women’s singles Serena Williams (USA) won over Victoria Azarenka (BLR) scoring 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

In Women’s double Sara Errani (ITA)/Roberta Vinci (ITA) defeated Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)/Lucie Hradecká (CZE) with 6-4, 6-2

In Men’s single Sara Errani (ITA)/Roberta Vinci (ITA) won over Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)/Lucie Hradecká (CZE) with 6-4, 6-2

2013

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic with 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1

Serena Williams won over Victoria Azarenka scoring 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1

In Women’s double Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka won over Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua 6–7(4), 6–1, 6–4

In Men’s double Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek won over Alexander Peya/Bruno Soares with 6-1, 6-3

Wimbledon

2011

In Men Novak Djokovic (SRB) won over Rafael Nadal (SPN) with 6–4, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3.

In Women Petra Kvitová (CZR) won over Maria Sharapova (RUS) with 6–3, 6–4

In Women’s double Květa Peschke (CZR) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) won over Sabine Lisicki (GER) / Samantha Stosur (AUS) with 6–3, 6–1

In Men’s double Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) defeated Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecău (ROM) with 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)

2012

In Men’s singles Roger Federer (SUI) won over Andy Murray (GBR) with 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4

In Women’s single Serena Williams (USA) defeated Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) with 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

In Women’s double Serena Williams (USA) / Venus Williams (USA) won over Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE) / Lucie Hradecká (CZE) with 7-5, 6-4

In Men’d double Jonathan Marray (GBR) / Frederik Nielsen (DEN) won over Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecău (ROM) with 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-3.

2013

In Men’s single Andy Murray bagged the title winning over Novak Djokovic with 6–4, 7–5, 6–4

In Women single Marion Bartoli won over Sabine Lisicki with 6-1, 6-4

In Women’s double Peng Shuai/Hsieh Su-Wei won over Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua with 7-6(1), 6-1

In Men’s double Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan defeated Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo with 3–6, 6–3, 6-4, 6-4.

Greatest Wimbledon finals in the history of tennis

by on September 6, 2014
in Grand Slam: Wimbledon

Greatness of any tennis match results from combination of tennis excellent, excitement, memorable moments and tight competition. All these four elements were present in many matches of the world’s most prestigious tennis even, Wimbledon. However we have chosen some of the best Wimbledon finals for your delight.

1. Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal, 2008

Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal

The rivalry of Federer and Nadal has been the highlight of this decade. They have faced each other at all tennis formats and have provided much needed entertainment to spectators. In 2007, Federer’s five set victory over Nadal was considered the best. However right after an year in 2008, the two maestros faced eachother in the final again which was considered the greatest match ever played in Wimbledon. They played classic tennis for four hours and 48 minutes, the longest final in Wimbledon history. Nadal was victorious with a splendor of 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5-7), 6-7(6-8), 9-7.

2. John McEnroe v Bjorn Borg, 1980

Borg Mcenroe

It was the fourth set tie breaker in 1980 Wimbledon finals that took 22 minutes and 34 points between Borg and McEnroe. The match offered plenty of intrigue because of contrasting styles and personas of Borg and McEnroe. The resilience of Borg in winning the 5th set 8-6 was another addition to the match’s lore.

3. Patrick Rafter v Goran Ivanisevic 2001

patrick rafter and ivanesvic  final

It was all about Goran Ivanisevic who became the first player to win Wimbledon based on wild card entry. The match see sawed as Rafter was invincible. In the 16th game of the final set, Rafter saved three match points but Ivanisevic capitalized on fourth winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7.

4. Venus Williams v Lindsay Davenport 2005

venus williams v davenport  wimbledon

This match lasted for two hours and 45 minutes. Venus Williams was victorious over Lindsay Davenport with a score of 4-6, 7-6, 9-7. It wasn’t just the length of match that made it a significant Wimbledon final but it was the fact that Davenport was No. 1 at that time and she was beaten by Venus who at that time was ranked No. 14 for Wimbledon. Venus became the lowest-seeded female player to win it.

5. Steffi Graf v Arantxa Sanchez 1995

graf v sanchez

This women’s final in 1995 witnessed 32 point game in the third set. The rivalry between Graf and Sanchez was exciting as they had already exchanged world No.1 ranking six times before this match. The most critical moment of the match was when Vicario served at 5-5. The 11th game ended in 2 minutes and included 13 deuce but eventually Graf turned out victorious.

Greatest tennis rivalries: Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe

Greatest tennis rivalries: Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe

A classic rivalry of ice and fire exists between the two former world number ones; the Swedish Master, Bjorn Borg and the United States legend, John McEnroe. Both of them are two entirely opposite sports personalities, one famous for his cool and emotionless rhythm and the other for his heated temperament and for his harsh conversation during the match.

In the tennis history, two of the greatest ever matches, bloomed in the skies of their rivalry profile. The epic five sets of Wimbledon final of 1980 show the power of Bjorn Borg, and in the same year 5 set U.S Open final victory of John McEnroe was proven to be a true tale of gigantic victory followed by the hungry title seeking battle of revenge which later proved to have the haunted impact on John McEnroe career and eventually forced him to say that; “he never really recovered psychologically, nor could have been able to enjoy his tennis since that victory walked away from his hands”.

With 16 head to head encounters between the Swedish crown and the States genius, a close 9-7 head to head lead of Bjorn Borg, couldn’t be easier to reconcile the myth of the two former World Number Ones.

Best tennis rivalries: Boris Becker vs. Andre Agassi

Best tennis rivalries: Boris Becker vs. Andre Agassi

If it weren’t for Pete Sampras, Becvker and Agassi could have had a great rivalry. Initially both these players tried to rival Sampras but failed. Later, Agassi and Boris met many times on the court. Both these players had a loyal fan base and natural charisma. The classists loved Becker’s strong serve and rushing on to net while Andre Agassi was known for his ground strokes and flashy wardrobes.

One of the most controversial rivalries was among the two famous male tennis players, Boris Becker and Andre Agassi. Agassi won 60 singles titles in his career, and reached 30 other singles finals. Becker won 49 singles titles and reached 28 other finals. Becker and Agassi met each other 14 times on the ATP tour, including twice at Wimbledon. Agassi leads the table winning 10 of those matches. Both of them had the honor to achieve the career best ranking of World No 1. Becker and Agassi never met in the finals of a Grand Slam tournament, however. Both of these players during the career were often poised by giving controversial statements against each other.

Agassi

Becker

Date of Birth:

April 29, 1970

November 22, 1967

Country:

United States

Germany

Height:

5′ 11″ (180 cm)

6 ft 3 inch

Career Singles Titles:

60

49

Career Doubles Titles:

1

15

Career Prize Money:

$31 million

$25 million

Career record (singles):

870-274

713-214

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

Career statistics of Andre Agassi:

Career statistics of Boris Becker:

Not only their rivalry, but Agassi and Boris also had a controversial rivalry due to Boris’s blowing kisses on Shield, who was then seeing Andre Agassi. Agassi has mentioned many interesting stories in his book. Do check out!

 

The greatest tennis rivalries: Pete Sampras vs Roger Federer

The greatest tennis rivalries: Pete Sampras vs Roger Federer

One of the best comparisons of tennis history can be between the greatest players of all time, Roger Federer and Pete Sampras. Looking at their career records, their career achievements are almost same. The biggest edge that Swiss tennis player Roger Federer has is that, he is still continuing his career where as Sampras got retired in 2002. Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament where Sampras has an edge over Federer, other than that, Federer has either equaled or had broken record in rest of the three tournaments. Although these two players never really got the chance to play against each other that often but Federer by breaking all possible records of Sampras turned it into a rivalry. Over all performances of both the players are somewhat same yet proving the great capabilities of both the players to the maximum. Here is some general information about Pete Sampras and Roger Federer:

 

Federer

Sampras

Date of Birth:

August 8, 1981

August 12, 1971

Country:

Switzerland

United States

Career Singles Titles:

63

64

Career Doubles Titles:

7

2

Turned Pro in:

1998

1988

Career Prize Money:

$56.9 million

$43 million

Career record (singles):

717-171

762-222

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

Career record (doubles):

40-42

64-70

Highest ranking (doubles):

123

27

 

Sampra’s career statistics:

 

Federer’s career statistics:

Sampras claimed 14 Grand Slam titles whereas Federer claimed 16 Grand Slam titles. In Federer’s 16 titles marathon, he won a French Open title as well which Sampras failed at achieving. One of the noticeable things about this French Open title is that Federer won this title to break the grand slam title record of Sampras. No wonder Federer is known as the King Federer.

 

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 2000-2010

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 2000-2010

Wimbledon, having the history of the toughest tournament and some great names winning it, winning it is indeed a dream come true. Hence the very era talks about none other than William Sisters (Serena Williams and Venus Williams) from USA.  They won the title 9 out of 11 times. They are the unchallenged champions of this entire era. Although Serena Williams is having a hard time with her injuries and health, she still has a potential to make a come back and continue her winning streak at Wimbledon.

Also among them are a French tennis player Marion Bartoli who is a French No. 1 and the hottest tennis player Maria Sharapova former world No 1. The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 2010-2000 is as follow:

Year 2010-2000 Wimbeldon Open Winners and runner-ups:

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2010: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2010: Vera Zvonareva
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2009: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2009: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2008: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2008: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2007: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2007: Marion Bartoli
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2006: Amelie Mauresmo
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2006: Justine Henin-Hardenne
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2005: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2005: Lindsay Davenport
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2004: Maria Sharapova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2004: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2003: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2003: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2002: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2002: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2001: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2001: Justine Henin
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2000: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2000: Lindsay Davenport

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 1999-1990

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 1999-1990

The era of 1999-1990 of Wimbledon revolves around one of the hot tennis players from Germany Steffi Graf who won the title 5 times and stood runner-up once. Among the female tennis players’names, she is one of the great names. She stopped the victorious journey of Martina Navratilova in that era.

Steffi Graf won the Wimbledon Singles title seven times along with winning a Golden Slam in 1988. Steffi Graf ruled this decade at Wimbledon and overall tennis world with 22 singles grand slam wins, four more than Martina Navratilova. Steffi won the first Wimbledon title in 1988. She not only won this title but the other three Championships as well, only a third woman to do so.

Also among them is Monica Seles, Serbian tennis player, who holds a famous name in the circuit. The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

1999

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1999: Lindsay Davenport
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1999: Steffi Graf

1998

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1998: Jana Novotna
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1998: Nathalie Tauziat

1997

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1997: Martina Hingis
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1997: Jana Novotna
1996
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1996: Steffi Graf
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1996: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1995
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1995: Steffi Graf
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1995: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

1994

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1994: Conchita  Martinez
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1994: Martina Navratilova

1993

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1993: Steffi Graf
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1993: Jana Novotna

1992

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1992: Steffi Graf
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1992: Monica Seles

1991

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1991: Steffi Graf
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1991: Gabriela Sabatini
1990
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1990: Martina Navratilova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1990: Zena Garrison

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 1989-1980

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, From 1989-1980

Wimbledon has always produced the legends who have ruled the history books of the famous tennis players’ circuit for years. One of the greatest tennis players is Martina Navratilova who won 20 Wimbledon titles in her career, and also led the top seat in the professional tennis ranking for a long period.

 To explain Navratilova’s success, here is a little insight:

  • Singles Champion:1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990
  • Singles Runner-up:1988, 1989, 1994
  • Doubles Champion:1976, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986
  • Doubles Runner-up:1977, 1985
  • Mixed Doubles Champion:1985, 1993, 1995, 2003
  • Mixed Doubles Runner-up:1986

Martina Navratilova won a record number of nine Wimbledon Singles titles, spanning over the three successful decades of her career. She enjoyed the fiercest rivalries against the greatest players like Steffi Graf and Chris Evert. Her dominance in the circuit was later challenged by Steffi Graf carrying the top tennis player profile in history. Steffi won 7 Wimbledon Grand Slams, only two less than Navratilova and claimed 22 Grand Slam singes titles overall, only four more than Navratilova.

The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

Year 1989-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Steffi Graf
  • Runner-up: Martina Navratilova

Year 1988-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Steffi Graf
  • Runner-up: Martina Navratilova

Year 1987-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Steffi Graf

Year 1986-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Hana Mandlikova

Year 1985-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1984-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1983-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Andrea Jaeger

Year 1982-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1981-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • Runner-up: Hana Mandlikova

Year 1980-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: R.A Cawley
  • Runner-up: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 1979-1970

Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert, Wimbledon winners

Wimbledon glory was under the flags of USA in another era by Billie Jean King and Chris Evert-Lloyd. Both were highlighted in the WTA tennis player ranking for several years. They met some resistance from the former world No. 1 in the tennis player ranking Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, who appeared in the finals of the Wimbledon in that era 4 times, but over all it was all USA in that era.

After trying for couple of years, Chris finally won the Wimbledon title in 1974 after defeating the Russian Olga Morozova 6-0, 6-4 and got her name in the Venus Rosewater Trophy. The following night, Chris Evert danced at the ball with her fiancé, Jimmy Connors who also won the Gentlemen’s singles title after defeating Ken Rosewall. The media called it a Love Match.

The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

Year 1979

  • Wimbledon Open winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1978

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Martina Navratilova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1978: Chris Evert

Year 1977

  • Wimbledon Open winner: Virginia Wade
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up: Betty Stove

Year 1976

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Chris Evert
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1975

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (: Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1974

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Chris Evert
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Olga Morozova

Year 1973

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Chris Evert

Year 1972

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up: Evonne Goolagong

Year 1971

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Evonne Goolagong
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Margaret Court

Year 1970

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Margaret Smith-Court
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Billie Jean King

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male)-From 2010-2000

Roger Federer,Wimbledon Open winners and runner-ups male, From 2000-2010

Wimbledon the name speaks itself is undoubtedly the ultimate test of the top tennis players in the tennis circuit. The era of 2000-2010 shows the dominance of one of the best tennis players ever and that is of Roger Federer from Basel, Switzerland. He has the prestige of being the most famous tennis player in history. He also held the world ranking No. 1 seat for a long period, followed by Spanish tennis player giant Rafael Nadal, currently No. 2 from Spain.

Roger Federer first made his mark at Wimbledon 2001 by defeating Pete Sampras in an epic five setter marathon. He made the crowd sit up and forced them to notice his absolute skills. Defeating Sampras was quite an achievement itself and this achievement later multiplied successively. This was the only encounter between Federer and Sampras as Sampras retired later. Federer did lose to Mario Ancic in the following year but he won his first Wimbledon title in 2003 where he defeated Mark Philippoussis to win the Grand Slam title. He dropped only one set in this match and since then, he has been unstoppable. Like Sampras, Federer also felt comfortable at Wimbledon and claimed 6 Wimbledon titles, only one less than Sampras. His exquisite one handed backhand perhaps is the most aesthetic shot in tennis and would be missed after his retirement.

The list of male winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 2000-2010 is as follow:

Year 2010-2000 Wimbeldon Open Winners

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2010: Rafael Nadal
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2009: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2008: Rafael Nadal
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2007: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2006: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2005: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2004: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2003: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2002: Lleyton Hewitt
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2001: Goran Ivanisevic
  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-2000: Pete Sampras

Year 2010-2000 Wimbeldon Open Runner-ups

  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2010: Tomas Berdych
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2009: Andy Roddick
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2008: Roger Federer
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2007: Rafael Nadal
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2006: Rafael Nadal
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2005: Andy Roddick
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2004: Andy Roddick
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2003: Mark Philippoussis
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2002: David Nalbandian
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2001: Patric Rafter
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-2000: Patric Rafter

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