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Top five players with most consecutive wins in men's singles at Wimbledon

Published at :April 6, 2024 at 12:20 PM
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Kshitij Sahu

These were one of the best performances ever seen in the history of Tennis.

Wimbledon, widely regarded as the pinnacle of tennis tournaments, has witnessed remarkable displays of dominance by exceptional players throughout its illustrious history. In the men’s singles category, a few athletes have achieved extraordinary streaks of consecutive victories on the revered grass courts. Here we explore the top five players who have accomplished this feat, their noteworthy performances at Wimbledon, and the individuals who halted their impressive runs.

5. Pete Sampras (25 wins)

Pete Sampras while playing forehand slice (Courtesy –

Not content with merely one entry on this list, Pete Sampras left an indelible mark with a remarkable streak of 25 consecutive victories at Wimbledon from 1993 to 1996. Sampras’ ability to elevate his game on grass was evident as he showcased flawless serve-and-volley tactics and an unwavering competitive spirit. His seven Wimbledon titles exemplified his unrivaled mastery of the tournament’s unique demands. Richard Krajicek, who eventually won his maiden Grandslam Wimbledon title, halted Sampras’ streak with a score of 7-5, 7-6(3), 6-4.

In addition to their remarkable streaks, it is noteworthy that Novak Djokovic, apart from his consecutive wins, has secured multiple Wimbledon titles. Djokovic has clinched seven Wimbledon championships, firmly placing himself among the all-time greats of the tournament. His relentless pursuit of excellence and ability to overcome adversity make him a formidable opponent for any player who graces the grass courts.

4. Pete Sampras (31 wins)

Sampras playing a extended forehand shot

The name Pete Sampras resonates with dominance and excellence on the grass courts of Wimbledon. Between 1997 and 2001, the American legend embarked on a remarkable streak of 31 consecutive victories. Sampras possessed a booming serve, exquisite volleying skills, and an unparalleled ability to rise to the occasion in critical moments. His style of play perfectly suited the grass surface, enabling him to dictate matches with precision and finesse. With a total of seven Wimbledon titles, he firmly entrenched himself as one of the all-time greats of the sport. 19-year-old Roger Federer finally snapped his streak in the 2001 quarterfinals. He defeated Sampras 7-6(7), 5-7, 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-5.

3. Novak Djokovic (34 wins)

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic posing with Wimbledon trophy

The Serbian powerhouse, Novak Djokovic, has firmly established himself as a dominant force on the tennis court. Djokovic’s relentless pursuit of greatness has yielded extraordinary accomplishments, including his ongoing streak at Wimbledon. Since 2018, Djokovic has amassed an impressive tally of 31 consecutive victories, leaving opponents in awe of his remarkable skills. Renowned for his exceptional defense, mental acuity, and unwavering determination, Djokovic has firmly cemented his name among tennis elites. As of now, Djokovic’s streak remains unbroken, and his quest for further Wimbledon glory continues. He reached this new milestone on Friday, July 7 2023 by defeating three-time Grandslam champion Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 6-3, 6-1, 7-6(5). Novak will be eyeing a record-equaling eight Wimbledon titles this year and Five consecutive Wimbledon Titles.

2. Roger Federer (40 wins)

Roger Federer
Roger Federer playing a forehand shot

Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest players of all time, Roger Federer‘s elegance and finesse have enthralled fans around the globe. Between 2003 and 2008, the Swiss maestro orchestrated a magnificent run of 40 consecutive victories at Wimbledon. Federer’s exceptional shot-making abilities, impeccable timing, and graceful movement allowed him to dominate opponents with consummate ease. With a record-breaking eight Wimbledon titles to his name, he showcased unparalleled command on the grass. His remarkable streak ended in the epic 2008 final against Rafael Nadal, often hailed as one of tennis’ greatest matches. The Spaniard defeated Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7(8), 9-7.

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1. Bjorn Borg (41 wins)

Bjorn Borg during the ATP Chennai Open 2023 Challenger (Courtesy – Sportstar – The Hindu)

From 1976 to 1981, Bjorn Borg’s reign at Wimbledon remains unparalleled. The enigmatic Swede, known for his composed demeanor and relentless baseline play, captivated tennis fans worldwide with an astounding streak of 41 consecutive victories. Borg’s stoic presence on the court, combined with his pinpoint accuracy and unmatched mental fortitude, rendered him an indomitable force. Throughout his career, he clinched five Wimbledon titles and set the gold standard for consistency and resilience on the grass courts. Ultimately, his remarkable streak was halted by John McEnroe in the 1981 final. McEnroe defeated Borg 4–6, 7–6(1), 7–6(4), 6–4.

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