Men’s Wimbledon tennis statistics:
Open era records (since 1968):
Most titles, singles: Pete Sampras, 7 (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) and Roger Federer, 5 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012)
Most titles in a row, singles: Bjorn Borg, 5 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980) and Roger Federer, 5 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Most titles, doubles: Todd Woodbridge, 9 (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000 (with Mark Woodforde), 2002, 2003, 2004 (with Jonas Björkman))
Most titles, mixed doubles: Owen Davidson, 3 (1971, 1973, 1974 (with Billie Jean King))
Most titles, all events: Todd Woodbridge, 9
Youngest winner, singles: Boris Becker, 17
Longest men’s final by time: Rafael Nadal d Roger Federer, 2008, 4 hours and 48 mins
Longest men’s final by games: Roger Federer d Andy Roddick, 2009, 77 games
Longest men’s match by time: John Isner d Nicolas Mahut, 2010, 11 hours and 5 mins
Longest men’s match by games: John Isner d Nicolas Mahut, 2010, 183 games
Once again, future number 2 Novak Djokovic missed a big opportunity to qualify for a Grand Slam final. Like in Roland Garros, he benefited from an easy draw, but disappointed in the last rounds of the tournament. Berdych was simply better in every area of the game, and won in straight sets 6-3 7-6 6-3.
We always knew he was talented but so inconsistent. It seems that everything changed this year: he stunned Roger Federer in Miami and lost the final to Andy Roddick. He also reached Roland Garros semifinals last month after wins over John Isner, Andy Murray and Mikhail Youznhy.
It will be Tomas first Grand Slam final who became the first Czech player to reach the men’s final at the All England Club since Ivan Lendl in 1987, who was defeated by Pat Cash. The only Czech to win the men’s title was Jan Kodes in 1973.
Berdych’s opponent in final is Rafael Nadal, who also qualified in straight sets 6-4 7-6-4 over Brit hero Andy Murray.
“For years lots of archive Wimbledon footage has been kept under lock and key. Most of it is owned by four companies, so that the public only see it when program producers at channels choose to licence it from these various companies and private owners like IMG.
However, the British Pathé film archive has now opened itself up to the public online, meaning that lots of brilliant Wimbledon videos have surfaced for the first time, including a rare interview with Fred Perry, not to mention numerous films of finals, and the public can watch all of these for free.
Here is a YouTube video showing previews from some of the clips. There are also fantastic crowd shots, shots of celebrity spectators and behind the scenes footage of court maintenance as well as an interesting piece on the manufacturing of tennis balls.”
I don’t know about you but I really like watching these old videos with champions like Suzanne Lenglen, René Lacoste, Fred Perry and so on. You can watch some previews online or buy clips (30£, pretty expensive).
Some ex Ball Boys just can’t stop balling. Watch out this awesome video, Ball Boyz II Men first single: End of the court. Enjoy!
For the first time since 2003, Federer didn’t reach the Wimbledon final. Federer lost in the quarter final to the Czech Berdych 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, and he slipped to World No. 3 in the rankings for the first time in nearly seven years.
What a disappointing year for Federer so far, only one title (Australian Open) and two defeats in finals (he lost to Nadal in Madrid and Hewitt in Halle). On June 1, Federer lost in the French Open quarterfinals as the defending champion there, too, putting an end to his unprecedented 23 consecutive appearances in major semifinals.
“God, I can’t wait for Paris and Wimbledon to come around next year again, that’s for sure, because they’ve been frustrating tournaments for me, even though it wasn’t too bad. Quarters is a decent result,” Federer said, as if trying to convince himself along with everyone else.
“Obviously, people think quarters is shocking, but people would die to play in quarterfinal stages of Grand Slam play,”. “It’s not something I’m used to doing — losing in quarterfinals — because it’s not something I’ve done in the last six years.”
Can Federer bounce back and win the US Open? Please share your thoughts.
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A couple months ago, Borsalino announced a partnership with Sergio Tacchini.
Now to celebrate the up coming tennis season they have launched a new hat collection which includes two exclusive models respectively called Roma and Wimbledon.