8 times Roger Federer proved that he is the King of Grass
Roger Federer has now won more Wimbledon singles titles than any man in history, as you’ve probably heard. The Swiss legend achieved the feat by defeating Marin Cilic in the 2017 Wimbledon final two days ago, to go past Pete Sampras and William Renshaw – who both won seven titles at the All-England Club.
Here’s a look back at each of Federer’s Wimbledon triumphs, which were spread over 14 years.
Wimbledon 2003: Def. Mark Philippoussis in the final
It’s always nice to rewind to the initial years when the Swiss ace had just opened the books of history to write his own. At 21 years of age, the then 5th seed produced a masterclass against the unseeded Mark Philippoussis of Australia.
Overcoming Andy Roddick in the semis and coming into the final riding a wave of confidence, Federer was beginning to show hints of greatness as he demolished his opponent 7-6(7/5),6-2,7-6(7/3). Little did we know then that this was the start of an unchallenged five-year reign.