Roger Federer and Wimbledon make the most amazing love story in tennis. The 36-year-old Swiss player holds the record for the maximum Wimbledon titles and it takes an extraordinary class and a cult of hard work to be here.
Roger Feder has 8 Wimbledon titles to his name which is the most in the open era. While he has lifted the Wimbledon trophy 8 times, his arch-rival Rafael Nadal has only won it twice and so has Andy Murray.
Federer won his first Wimbledon in 2003 and then he successively went on to win it till 2007. In 2008 he lost to Rafael Nadal in the finals and his Wimbledon winning streak was broken. Still, to win it for 5 consecutive years is just extraordinary. He then won it again in 2009 and followed it up with a title win in 2012 and then in 2017.
In 2012 he defeated Andy Murray in the finals while in 2017 he beat Marin Cilic to lift his 8th Wimbledon Trophy. With the win in 2017, he went past Pete Sampras of the US to have most Wimbledon titles to his name in the open era as well as in all-time tennis records. Can you name a better love story in tennis?
The Halle Open 2018 Loss:
So, now when Wimbledon 2018 starts on July 2, the 20-time Grand Slam winner will be the defending champion. In 2018 he had 20 straight wins on grass before losing the finals of the Halle Open.
After losing the Halle Open he lost his world number 1 spot yet again to Rafael Nadal. He would now look to take his Wimbledon romance further and defend his title to lift his 9th Wimbledon trophy.