Records that can be Broken at Wimbledon 2018

Published 06/29/2018, 4:05 PM EDT
Roger Federer


The Grass court season is well underway and is soon to culminate with the 2018 Wimbledon championships. The Big 4 are already competing, though the odds lie mostly with Roger Federer. The Wimbledon championships is one of the most iconic Grand Slams in tennis.

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Naturally, with every tournament or Grand Slam, there are records created and itching to be broken. The same is true for Wimbledon as well. So, without further ado, here are some records that can be broken at Wimbledon 2018.

Most Wimbledon Titles

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Roger Federer poses with the trophy as he celebrates after winning the final against Croatia’s Marin Cilic

Swiss player Roger Federer currently has 8 Wimbledon titles under his belt and will be aiming for his 9th. Federer first kicked off his Grand Slam collection in 2003, incidentally at Wimbledon. Since then, he has never looked back and amassed a hefty number of titles to his name.

Most Wimbledon Finals

Will Federer win Wimbledon no. 9?

If one must be honest, Federer has been on the tennis scene for a very very long time. But the Swiss tennis star is still playing like he was during his prime. Federer is currently 36-year old and is still going strong.

Granted, he may have a hard time with the rest of the big 4 breathing down his neck, but Roger is in his element on grass. Federer has truly been dominant at SW19 with 8 Grand Slam wins on grass. If Federer does manage to win again, he would break his own record of being in the most Wimbledon finals.

Titles Without Losing a Set

If Federer is as dominant as he is known to be, many would not put it past him to drop a single set. He has already done it before in 2017, tying with Bjorn Borg in the process. But, the 2018 edition could see Roger at his strongest yet. If speculation is to be believed, some say that he has the easiest route.

However, tennis is anything but predictable. Who knows, maybe he will achieve a 2nd consecutive title without losing a set or maybe not.

Most Matches Played

Federer is currently tied with the legendary Jimmy Connors for the most matches played with 102. Once the tournament starts in a week’s time, Federer will surely smash that record.

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The question is, by how many more matches? Knowing Federer, he will likely go deep into the tournament and reach the finals. He could possibly even win the Grand Slam.

Most Grand Slam Titles

Roger Federer

Of course, last but not least is the record for the most Grand Slam wins. Once again, Federer stands alone in this feat with an astounding 20 Grand Slams. Nobody has come close to even matching the Swiss ace and he could very well make it 21 Grand Slams at SW19.

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But then again, on the flip side of the coin, there are players like Rafael Nadal who could spoil the party. Even the returning Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray could be dark horses. Secondly, other players in the top 10 must not be ignored. Also, it has been proven that some wildcard players could spring a surprise at any time.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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