The Wimbledon Championships this year was 131st edition of the Grand Slam tournament. Wimbledon is the oldest (founded in 1877) and regarded as the most prestigious among the 4 Grand Slam tournaments including Australian Open, Roland Garros, and US Open. Wimbledon is also famously known for following the tradition of the players wearing white clothes.

Roger Federer probably became the greatest player in tennis history after winning his 8th Wimbledon title. In the line of this amazing achievement, here are the some of the great tennis players who have won Wimbledon single titles multiple times.

Roger Federer

The tennis superstar of Switzerland made history when he won his 8th Wimbledon singles title this year after defeating Marin Cilic of Croatia. According to The Guardian, Federer became the first player to win the title without dropping a set since Bjorn Borg in 1976. What made his win more remarkable is the fact that he has not won any Grand Slam titles since 2012, and that he was still struggling with a knee injury. At 35, he is now also the oldest man to win the title in the Open Era.

William Renshaw and Pete Sampras

Tied second are Renshaw of the U.K. and ‘Pistol Pete’ Sampras of the U.S. with 7 Wimbledon single titles each. Renshaw was one of the most successful male players in Wimbledon history for holding a record of winning 6 times consecutively from 1881 to 1886.

One of the famous wins of Sampras in Wimbledon is in 1999 when he won against his rival Andre Agassi. It is often cited as one of Sampras’ greatest performances.

Björn Borg and Laurence Doherty

Tied third are Borg of Sweden and L. Doherty of the U.K. with 5 Wimbledon singles titles each. At the height of Borg’s career, he won the 1980 singles by defeating McEnroe in a 5 set match, cited as one of the best Wimbledon finals ever played.

Borg became the first man in the Open Era of the tournament to win the singles tournament for 5 consecutive years. L. Doherty did the same in the Amateur Era of the tournament.

Reginald Doherty and Anthony Wilding

Both R. Doherty of the U.K. and Wilding of New Zealand won 4 Wimbledon singles titles. Reginald, together with his brother Laurence, won 8 Wimbledon championships doubles titles.

Reginald won his first Wimbledon title after beating the reigning champion, Harold Mahony. In the next year, he successfully defended the title against his brother in 5 sets. Wilding is the first, and to date, the only player from New Zealand to win a Grand Slam singles title. He won the Wimbledon singles title for 4 consecutive years from 1910 – 1913.

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