We tick down the top five greatest players to never win a Wimbledon. Having performed well on tour level and on the other surfaces these players for some reason failed to lift the pineapple trophy in London. Another difficult list to be made from a handful of players, who never won the trophy, but we have managed to handpick five names that might be the greatest yet to never win the Wimbledon
- Justine Henin
Having played twice in the finals, and thrice in the semis, Justin Henin comes fifth on our list. The wonderfully talented Belgian, with one the most beautiful single handed backhands in the women’s division, never quite cleared the finish line at Wimbledon. She lost in three sets, the two times she reached the finals here, to Venus Williams and Amelie Mauresmo respectively.
- Kim Clijsters
Having won the US open in 2005, and finishing the runner up in the junior’s event at Wimbledon, Clijsters never made it past the semis in the singles draw. She went on to finish her career with a proud number of 41 WTA titles, and also reached the world no.1 in both the singles and doubles. This Belgian comes fourth on our list.
- Michael Chang
The youngest player to ever win a grand slam event Michael Chang had an illustrious career. At the age of just 17 he went on to win the French open in 1989. But he couldn’t quite leave his mark on the lush green grass at Wimbledon, where he managed to move past the third round only three times in his career. The American legend ranks third on our list.
- Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl is another legend who never quite succeeded at Wimbledon. He went on to finish his career, with eight grand slam titles but none at the Wimbledon. He fell five times in the semis and reached the finals twice, falling in straight sets to Boris Becker and Pat Cash. He is considered on the of the greatest players to ever grace the court, and he comes second on our list of greatest players to never win at Wimbledon.
1. Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick is often teased as a player to have won only a single grand slam, but the number of times his quest for another slam was stopped by Roger Federer, is staggering. Having a powerful serve at his disposal and an equally powerful style of play, Andy Roddick also reached the world number one and won the US open defeating Carlos Ferrero in the finals. His game suited the grass courts well, and he reached the finals thrice and was thwarted all three times by the Swiss maestro. The third time the final set went on to 15 all when Roger Federer finally broke Andy’s serve to win the decider in 16 games to 14. The American’s dream to win a Wimbledon title remained untouched, as he announced his retirement in 2015. Andy Roddick ranks first one our list of the greatest players to never win at Wimbledon.