The Wimbledon is the most prestigious tennis tournament across the globe and tennis stars fight for the supreme glory of holding the silverware every year. The coveted Championships held at the All England Tennis and Croquet Club has a great history, aura and legacy considering that fact it started way back in 1877. All the legends of the game have dreamt of winning the coveted Wimbledon title at some stages of their glittering careers. Wimbledon has certainly produced some great champions over its course of history.
Let's have a look at the top five Men's Singles champions of Wimbledon
Roger Federer (Switzerland) Titles Won - 8
Swiss ace Roger Federer on Sunday scripted history by winning his record 8th Wimbledon men’s singles title. Federer defeated Croatian Tennis player Marin Cilic to became the oldest Wimbledon singles champion in the Open Era.
The iconic Swiss player had missed the French Open as he aimed to prepare for the grass court championship. Federer praised his opponent Marin Cilic whom he defeated in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. Overall, the Swiss champion has won the coveted Wimbledon in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012 and 2017.
Pete Sampras (US) Titles Won - 7
Former World No. 1 and US tennis legend Pete Sampras was the first man to win 14 Grand Slam singles titles (seven Wimbledon, five US Open, two Australian Open). He also won seven year-end championships and finished six consecutive seasons (1993–98) ranked the best in the world.
The iconic tennis star won the Wimbledon Singles Championship in the years 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Bjorn Borg (Sweden) Titles Won - 5
Björn Rune Borg is a Swedish former world No. 1 tennis player widely considered to be one of the greatest in the history of the sport.
Between 1974 and 1981 he became the first man in the Open Era to win 11 Grand Slam singles titles (six at the French Open and five consecutive at Wimbledon).
He also won three year-end championships and 15 Grand Prix Super Series titles. The legendary player had won the prestigious Wimbledon in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1980.
John McEnroe is a retired American tennis player, often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport. He was known for his shot-making artistry and volleying skills and won the coveted Wimbledon's Men's Singles title in the years 1981, 1983 and 1984.
McEnroe attained the No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles, finishing his career with 77 singles and 78 doubles titles. He won Wimbledon in the years
Boris Becker (Germany) Titles won - 3
Boris Franz Becker is a German former world No. 1 professional tennis player. He was successful from the start of his career, winning the first of his six major singles titles aged 17. He also won five year-end championships, 13 Masters Series titles, and an Olympic gold medal in doubles. The legendary player won the prestigious Wimbledon championship thrice in 1985, 1986 and 1989.