Federer Wimbledon wins
With his third-round victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the 2016 Australian Open, Roger Federer became the first man to register 300 Grand Slam singles match wins. To mark the occasion, enjoy this look back at seven of his landmark victories at The Championships – one for each of his Wimbledon titles, each numbered within the scope of his 300 wins.
No.14: Christophe Rochus (BEL), First Round, 2001
Having won the Boys’ Singles and Doubles titles in 1998, third time turned out to be the charm when you look at the senior ranks for a 19-year-old Federer, that has lost in the 1st round both in 1999 and 2000 before finally winning a match at Wimbledon, the last regarding the four Grand Slams in which he was to register a success. The Swiss stated a straightforward 6-2 6-3 6-2 make an impression on Christophe Rochus – elder brother of Olivier, Federer’s doubles companion on the way to that particular doubles name.
No.17: Pete Sampras (American), 4th Round, 2001
Whenever Federer reached the 4th round just for the 2nd time at a Grand Slam, he went into the ultimate test – his idol, Pete Sampras, undefeated in 31 matches at Wimbledon and champion of seven of this final eight Men’s Singles games. The Swiss’s 7-6(7) 5-7 6-4 6-7(2) 7-5 success paid down him to tears in the center of Centre Court. It noted a watershed moment both in men’s jobs, and had been extensively considered to be a passing associated with torch from 1 great champion to some other.
No.36: Mark Philippoussis (AUS), 2003 Final
Time for Wimbledon couple of years after being restricted to a wheelchair by a career-threatening leg damage, Philippoussis’s set you back the Championships final ended up being a fairytale in its very own correct – but the unseeded Australian cannot stand in the way in which of Federer’s coronation. The 21-year-old produced a spellbinding display to conquer Philippoussis 7-6(5) 6-2 7-6(3) and claim their maiden major subject.
No.100: Tim Henman (GBR), Second Round, 2006
Federer reported his century of Grand Slam victories against four-time semi-finalist Tim Henman, who'd concluded their 2001 surge into the quarter-finals. At the same time the Briton ended up being entering the twilight of his profession and Federer ended up being a three-time Wimbledon champ; the gulf which had developed between them hit its zenith in a 20-minute second ready as Swiss surged obvious 6-4 6-0 6-2. Federer continued to win their fourth subject, while for Henman, it might prove to be his penultimate Championships promotion.
No.131: Rafael Nadal (ESP), 2007 Final
With Bjorn Borg seeing on, Roger Federer emulated the Swede’s record of five successive Men’s Singles titles with a classic last showdown against Rafael Nadal, the second instalment of their three-final opus between 2006 and 2008. Federer triumphed in five breath-taking units, 7-6(7) 4-6 7-6(3) 2-6 6-2. “Each you're unique but to try out a champion like Rafa, this means a whole lot and equalling Bjorn's record also...” the Swiss stated before trailing off once the feeling of-the-moment caught him.
No.182: Andy Roddick (USA), 2009 Final
Only weeks after finishing his profession Grand Slam with success at Roland Garros, Federer arrived at the each England Club amount on 14 major games with Pete Sampras. Federer returned to the final for an eighth consecutive year to face a familiar foe – Andy Roddick, his final opponent in 2004 and 2005. With Sampras looking on, the American forced Federer more difficult than previously in a career-defining performance nevertheless the Swiss declined to lay down, prevailing after an epic fifth set 5-7 7-6(6) 7-6(5) 3-6 16-14.
No.244: Andy Murray (GBR), 2012 Last
Seldom has actually Centre legal not sided with Federer since their 2003 success, however with Andy Murray putting in a bid to be initial Brit Men’s Singles champion since Fred Perry, national fervour split loyalties in the each England Club. Two years removed from his sixteenth Grand Slam name winnings on Australian Open, in which he in addition beat Murray inside final, Federer fought back after falling the very first set-to prevail 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 and win a record-equalling 7th Wimbledon name, attracting amount with Sampras and William Renshaw.