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Most Wimbledon Titles in Open Era (Men)

Throughout its years, Wimbledon has seen countless iconic moments and Wimbledon winners. We take a look at some of the most Wimbledon Titles winner list in the Open Era in the men's singles competition, including some of their record-breaking titles. 

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Most Wimbledon Titles in Open Era (Men)

Roger Federer has the most Wimbledon titles in Open Era. Image- The New York Times

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The Championships, Wimbledon was first played in 1877, since then it has become an integral part of the tennis calendar. Throughout its years, Wimbledon has seen countless iconic moments and Wimbledon winners. We take a look at some of the most Wimbledon Titles winner list in the Open Era in the men's singles competition, including some of their record-breaking titles. 

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Most Wimbledon Titles

#5 John McEnroe | 3 Titles

Most Wimbledon Titles in Open Era (Men)

John McEnroe, an American former professional tennis player won three Wimbledon titles (1981, 1983 and 1984). He is one of the most iconic tennis players of all time for both his brilliance and controversy on and off the court.

McEnroe won seven Grand Slams throughout his career. He claimed the title in four US Opens, winning the tournament three times in a row from 1979 to 1981 before regaining his crown in 1984. The American’s dominance over that five-year period saw him become one of the most decorated men’s singles players ever. 

#4 Björn Borg | 5 Titles

Most Wimbledon Titles in Open Era (Men)

Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg won five Wimbledon titles in his career. He was one of the finest competitors of the modern era. Bjorn won five consecutive Wimbledons, from 1976 to 1980. In the 1976 final, Borg defeated IIie Nastase in straight sets. In 1977, he defeated Jimmy Connors to lift the trophy for the second time. For his third and fourth Wimbledon titles, he defeated Jimmy Connors and Roscoe Tanners respectively. By winning the final against archrival John Mcroe 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6 in 1980, Borg won his fifth consecutive Wimbledon.

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#3 Novak Djokovic | 7 Titles

Most Wimbledon Titles in Open Era (Men)

Whilst Federer may be the king of grass and boasts the most Wimbledon Gentlemen’s singles titles, Novak Djokovic is hot on his tail with 7 titles, just one less than Federer. With Federer now retired, so 2024 is the year that Federer’s record is equalled? 

Djokovic has taken the record for the most Grand Slam titles ever, with an impressive 24 to his name. He finished 2023 with a record-extending eighth-year-end No.1 finish, winning the Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open. He will for sure have his eyes on Federer’s records as he has the opportunity to equalise and if not beat it in the Wimbledon 2024.

#2 Pete Sampras | 7 Titles

Most Wimbledon Titles in Open Era (Men)

Before Federer took his crown, America’s Pete Sampras held the title of most Wimbledon titles in Open Era for 9 years, from 1999-2008. He won the Championships 7 times in the space of 8 years between 1993 and 2000. 

'Pistol Pete' just lost out to Richard Krajicek in the quarterfinals, who then went on to win The Championships that year. Pete has an astonishing 90%-win rate at Wimbledon, just higher than Federer on 88%. He was an incredible grass court player and was truly untouchable during his peak.

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#1 Roger Federer | 8 Titles

Most Wimbledon Titles in Open Era (Men)

You cannot have a conversation about most Wimbledon titles winners without talking about The King of Grass, Roger Federer. Federer is the most successful male player at Wimbledon with a total of 8 titles to his name. He is also one of just two players to win the Championships on five consecutive occasions (2003-2007). 

Federer holds many world records at Wimbledon, many surrounding the 2008 final against Nadal which was the longest Wimbledon singles final ever. However, the most notable of his records is arguably the number of consecutive matches he won at Wimbledon. Between 2003 and 2008 Federer won an astonishing 66 matches in a row.

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