Has Roger Federer Won the Most Number of Wimbledon Championships?

Published 06/14/2021, 5:21 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – July 14: Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the Men’s Singles Final on Centre Court during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)


The Wimbledon 2021 is about to begin in two weeks and fans seem quite excited about it. The Grand Slam didn’t take place last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and as a result, Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep are still the defending champions of the major. However, one name automatically strikes everyone’s minds when they hear anything about Wimbledon – Roger Federer.

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Roger Federer and the Wimbledon Championships have a special connection. It was at this Grand Slam itself that the tennis world got to know about him. Interestingly, he won his first-ever major at the Wimbledon Championships in 2003 at the age of 22. However, is Federer the player who has won the most number of Wimbledon titles to date?

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory following his Men’s Singles third-round match against Lucas Pouille of France. Day six of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 06, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

On the men’s side, Federer has won the most number of Wimbledon Championships. He currently has eight titles to his name and is one ahead of Pete Sampras’ tally of seven Wimbledon titles.

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However, on the women’s side and on the whole, it is Martina Navratilova who has won a total of nine titles at Wimbledon. Federer can equal the tally if he manages to win the title this year.

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Some unprecedented records of Roger Federer at the Wimbledon Championships

Apart from being the player with the most titles, World No. 8 Federer is the only player who has more than 100 wins at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Right now, he has a win-loss of 101-12 at the Grand Slam. Only Rafael Nadal has a better record at any Grand Slam (105-3 at the French Open).

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory with the trophy after the men’s singles final match against Andy Roddick of the USA. Day Thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. Federer won 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The Swiss Maestro has also played the most number of finals in the history of Wimbledon. He has an 8-4 win-loss record in the 12 finals that he has been a part of at the major. Intriguingly, he also holds the record for the most consecutive final appearances with seven appearances, spanning from 2003 to 2009.

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In addition, apart from a second-round exit in 2013, Federer has always made the top-8 since 2003. This definitely gives an idea about his dominance and consistency when it comes to playing at the Wimbledon Championships.

There’s a lot at stake for Federer this time as this might prove to be his very last Wimbledon. Will he be able to win his 21st Grand Slam title in London this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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