Wimbledon in pictures: 10 iconic moments from the history of the tournament
It is the most highly-regarded Grand Slam and the most prestigious tournament on the tennis calendar, and Wimbledon commences on the 27th of June, 2016. Roger Federer and Pete Sampras hold the joint Open Era record for most titles here with 7 each, and Federer will be participating again this year.
Over its nearly 150-year history, the tournament has been host to some brilliant moments.
We profile ten of the best:
Roger Federer’s first ever Grand Slam, 2003
21-year-old Swiss sensation Roger Federer won his first ever Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003, beating Australia’s Mark Philippoussis in the final. Seeded fourth at the tournament, Federer beat American ace Andy Roddick in the semi-finals before meeting the tall Australian in the final.
It would be the first chapter of the Swiss’ long-standing love affair with the Championships.