Wimbledon: Players with most titles in the open era

As the WImbledon 2021 comes closer, we look at a special set of players who have won the most no. of Wimbledon Titles in the open era.

Debangshu Biswas
New Update

Wimbledon is the most prestigious and the oldest tennis tournament in the world. The All England Club in Wimbledon, London hosts The Championships since 1877. It is played on outdoor grass courts, since 2009 with a retractable roof over Centre Court, and since 2019 over No. 1 Court. Wimbledon's one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. While the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open. It is the only major still played on grass, which is the traditional tennis playing surface. Let us look at the list of top 5 players with the most Wimbledon titles in the open era.

Also read: Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics

Top 5 players with the highest no. of Wimbledon titles in the open era

#1 Roger Federer (8 titles)

Roger Federer features at no.1 in the list of players with the most Wimbledon titles in the open era - SportzPoint

Image - ATP Tour

Roger Federer tops the list with 8 titles which are the most in history. The Swiz international has won 20 Grand Slams, eight of them have come from London. Federer has won the tournament five times in a row from 2003-2007. The other three titles came in 2009, 2012 and 2017 respectively. However, Roger Federer recently pulled out of the French Open this year so that he could prepare for this years Wimbledon. He will be looking to add another trophy to his cabinet and increase his tally.

Also read: Roger Federer pulls out of French Open 2021

#2 Pete Sampras (7 titles)

Pete Sampras has 7 Wimbledon titles which is the second highest in history behind Roger Federer - SportzPoint

Image - Getty Images

Petros "Pete" Sampras is an American former Tennis player. He has won 7 titles and features at no.2 in the list just behind Roger Federer. He won his first three titles in 1993, 1994 and 1995 respectively. Sampras won his next four titles in a row from 1997-2000.

#3 Novak Djokovic (5 titles)

Current World No.1 Novak Djokovic features at no.3 in the list of players with the most Wimbledon titles in the Open era - SportzPoint

Image - Getty Images

The current World no.1 Novak Djokovic recently bagged his 19th Grand Slam courtesy to the insane French Open victory against Tsitsipas. He has 5 Wimbledon titles to his name and features at no. 3 in the list. Djokovic bagged his 5 titles in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019 respectively.

Also read: French Open 2021: Djokovic becomes the only player to beat Nadal at Roland Garros semi-finals

#4 Björn Borg (5 titles)

Borg has 5 Wimbledon titles in the open era - SportzPoint

Image- ATP Tour

Björn Rune Borg is a Swedish former world No. 1 tennis player. Between 1974 and 1981. He also became the first man in the Open Era to win 11 Grand Slam singles titles. Borg certainly won six at the French Open and five consecutively at the Wimbledon. He won the titles in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1980 respectively.

#5 John McEnroe (3 titles)

John McEnroe features at no.5 in the list of players with the most Wimbledon titles in the open era - SportzPoint

Image - Getty Images

John Patrick McEnroe Jr. is an American former professional tennis player. He was pretty popular because of his shot-making and volleying skills. John was also a bad boy in court that frequently landed him in trouble with umpires and tennis authorities. However, he features at no.5 in this list with 3 titles which he won in the years 1981, 1983, 1984 respectively.

Boris Becker is a German former world No. 1 professional tennis player who has also won the Wimbledon title three times in 1985, 1986 and 1989.