Men's Wimbledon Singles Champions and Notable Matches

Winners from 1877-2016

Notable Men's Wimbledon Matches

1980 Wimbledon final: Bjorn Borg d. John McEnroe, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7 (16), 8-6

McEnroe faced two match points before 6-6 in the fourth set which set the stage for the most famous tiebreak in tennis history.  At 16-16, Borg hit a barely side forehand and McEnroe won his seventh set point. He pushed Borg hard in the fifth set but couldn't break his four time Wimbledon winning streak.

2008 Wimbledon final: Rafael Nadal d. Roger Federer, 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7

A book was written about this match: "Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played," describing Centre Court as a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was about to become the most dominant player in tennis history, but 22-year-old Rafael Nadal won in what the author says was "essentially a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis—a festival of skill, accuracy, grace, strength, speed, endurance, determination, and sportsmanship."

2009 Wimbledon final: Roger Federer d. Andy Roddick, 5-7, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14

Andy Roddick lost to Federer four times in Slam finals. Perhaps the most painful loss was in 2009, when Federer didn't break Roddick for 38 games in a row, until the final set when Federer did so 15-14.

In terms of games, it was both the longest final in history and the longest fifth set.

2010 Wimbledon first round: John Isner d. Nicholas Mahut, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68

In terms of a tennis match, this was a fairly boring one: Serve, hold, 137 times over three days. But it terms of history, 70-68 hold the record.

History of Men's Wimbledon Singles Champions

1877-1900

1877 S.W. Gore GBR
1878 P.F. Hadow GBR
1879 J.T. Hartley GBR
1880 J.T. Hartley GBR
1881 W.C. Renshaw GBR
1882 W.C. Renshaw GBR
1883 W.C. Renshaw GBR
1884 W.C. Renshaw GBR
1885 W.C. Renshaw GBR
1886 W.C. Renshaw GBR
1887 H.F. Lawford GBR
1888 J.E. Renshaw GBR
1889 W.C. Renshaw GBR
1890 W.J. Hamilton GBR
1891 W. Baddeley GBR
1892 W. Baddeley GBR
1893 J. Pim GBR
1894 J. Pim GBR
1895 W. Baddeley GBR
1896 H.S. Mahony GBR
1897 R.F. Doherty GBR
1898 R.F. Doherty GBR
1899 R.F. Doherty GBR
1900 R.F. Doherty GBR

1900-1925

1901 A.W. Gore GBR
1902 H.L. Doherty GBR
1903 H.L. Doherty GBR
1904 H.L. Doherty GBR
1905 H.L. Doherty GBR
1906 H.L. Doherty GBR
1907 N.E. Brookes AUS
1908 A.W. Gore GBR
1909 A.W. Gore GBR
1910 A.F. Wilding NZL
1911 A.F. Wilding NZL
1912 A.F. Wilding NZL
1913 A.F. Wilding NZL
1914 N.E. Brookes AUS
1919 G.L. Patterson AUS
1920 W.T. Tilden USA
1921 W.T. Tilden USA
1922 G.L. Patterson AUS
1923 W. M. Johnston USA
1924 J.R. Borotra FRA
1925 J.R. Lacoste FRA

1926-1950

1926 J.R. Borotra FRA
1927 H.J. Cochet FRA
1928 J.R. Lacoste FRA
1929 H.J. Cochet FRA
1930 W.T. Tilden USA
1931 S.B.B. Wood USA
1932 H.E.Vines USA
1933 J.H. Crawford AUS
1934 F.J. Perry GBR
1935 F.J. Perry GBR
1936 F.J.

Perry GBR
1937 J.D. Budge USA
1938 J.D. Budge USA
1939 R.L. Riggs USA
1946 Y.F.M. Petra FRA
1947 J.A. Kramer USA
1948 R. Falkenburg USA
1949 F.R. Schroeder USA
1950 J.E. Patty USA

1951-1975

1951 R. Savitt USA
1952 F.A. Sedgman AUS
1953 E.V. Seixas USA
1954 J. Drobny EGY
1955 M.A. Trabert USA
1956 L.A. Hoad AUS
1957 L.A. Hoad AUS
1958 A.J. Cooper AUS
1959 A.R. Olmedo USA
1960 N.A. Fraser AUS
1961 R.G. Laver AUS
1962 R.G. Laver AUS
1963 C.R. McKinley USA
1964 R.S. Emerson AUS
1965 R.S. Emerson AUS
1966 M.M. Santana ESP
1967 J.D. Newcombe AUS
1968 R.G. Laver AUS
1969 R.G. Laver AUS
1970 J.D. Newcombe AUS
1971 J.D. Newcombe AUS
1972 S.R. Smith USA
1973 J. Kodes TCH
1974 J.S. Connors USA
1975 A.R. Ashe USA

1976-2000

1976 B.R. Borg SWE
1977 B.R. Borg SWE
1978 B.R. Borg SWE
1979 B.R. Borg SWE
1980 B.R. Borg SWE
1981 J.P. McEnroe USA
1982 J.S.

Connors USA
1983 J.P. McEnroe USA
1984 J.P. McEnroe USA
1985 B.F. Becker GER
1986 B.F. Becker GER
1987 P.H. Cash AUS
1988 S.B. Edberg SWE
1989 B.F. Becker GER
1990 S.B. Edberg SWE
1991 M.D. Stich GER
1992 A.K. Agassi USA
1993 P. Sampras USA
1994 P. Sampras USA
1995 P. Sampras USA
1996 R.P.S. Krajicek NED
1997 P. Sampras USA
1998 P. Sampras USA
1999 P. Sampras USA
2000 P. Sampras USA

2000-2016

2001 G.S. Ivanisevic CRO
2002 L.G. Hewitt AUS
2003 R. Federer SUI
2004 R. Federer SUI
2005 R. Federer SUI
2006 R. Federer SUI
2007 R. Federer SUI
2008 R. Nadal ESP
2009 R. Federer SUI
2010 R. Nadal ESP
2011 N. Djokovic SRB
2012 R. Federer SUI
2013 A. Murray GBR

2014 N. Djokovic SRBN

2015 Novak Djokovic

2016 A. Murray GBR