Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Champions of Open Era

The Wimbledon Championships or simply Wimbledon is the oldest and the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. It has been held at the All England Club in London since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open. Since the Australian Open shifted to hard court in 1988, Wimbledon is the only Major still played on grass, the game’s original surface, which gave the game its original name of “lawn tennis”.

Wimbledon-Gentlemens-Singles Wimbledon Gentlemen's Singles Champions of Open Era The first open tournament was the British Hard Courts at Bournemouth in April 1968, where the champions were Ken Rosewall and Virginia Wade. The first open Wimbledon was a joyous occasion, as many past champions who had been stripped of membership in the All England Club when they turned professional were welcomed back. The total prize money was £26,150 ($62,760), of which £2,000 went to men’s singles champion Rod Laver and £750 went to women’s singles winner Billie Jean King. The 2014 prize money is £1,760,000 for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies ‘Singles winner, £325,000 for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Doubles winners and £96,000 for the Mixed Doubles winners. The total prize money awarded is £25,000,000 up 10.8% from the £22,560,000 in 2013.

wameldon Wimbledon Gentlemen's Singles Champions of Open EraThe tournament takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, closing with the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Singles Final, scheduled for the second Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Pete-Sampras Wimbledon Gentlemen's Singles Champions of Open EraIn the Open Era, since the inclusion of professional tennis players in 1968, Pete Sampras (1993–1995, 1997–2000) and Roger Federer (2003–2007, 2009, 2012) co-hold the record for most victories with seven. Björn Borg (1976–1980) and Roger Federer (2003–2007) co-hold the record for most consecutive victories with five. Here is the full list of Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles champions of open era.

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List of Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Champions of Open Era.

Year Champion Country Runner-up Country
2015 Novak Djokovic SRB Roger Federer SUI
2014 Novak Djokovic SRB Roger Federer SUI
2013 Andy Murray GBR Novak Djokovic SRB
2012 Roger Federer SUI Andy Murray GBR
2011 Novak Djokovic SRB Rafael Nadal ESP
2010 Rafael Nadal ESP Tomáš Berdych CZE
2009 Roger Federer SUI Andy Roddick USA
2008 Rafael Nadal ESP Roger Federer SUI
2007 Roger Federer SUI Rafael Nadal ESP
2006 Roger Federer SUI Rafael Nadal ESP
2005 Roger Federer SUI Andy Roddick USA
2004 Roger Federer SUI Andy Roddick USA
2003 Roger Federer SUI Mark Philippoussis AUS
2002 Lleyton Hewitt AUS David Nalbandian ARG
2001 Goran Ivanišević CRO Patrick Rafter AUS
2000 Pete Sampras USA Patrick Rafter AUS
1999 Pete Sampras USA Andre Agassi USA
1998 Pete Sampras USA Goran Ivanišević CRO
1997 Pete Sampras USA Cédric Pioline FRA
1996 Richard Krajicek NED MaliVai Washington USA
1995 Pete Sampras USA Boris Becker GER
1994 Pete Sampras USA Goran Ivanišević CRO
1993 Pete Sampras USA Jim Courier USA
1992 Andre Agassi USA Goran Ivanišević CRO
1991 Michael Stich GER Boris Becker GER
1990 Stefan Edberg SWE Boris Becker GER
1989 Boris Becker FRG Stefan Edberg SWE
1988 Stefan Edberg SWE Boris Becker FRG
1987 Pat Cash AUS Ivan Lendl TCH
1986 Boris Becker FRG Ivan Lendl TCH
1985 Boris Becker FRG Kevin Curren USA
1984 John McEnroe USA Jimmy Connors USA
1983 John McEnroe USA Chris Lewis NZL
1982 Jimmy Connors USA John McEnroe USA
1981 John McEnroe USA Björn Borg SWE
1980 Björn Borg SWE John McEnroe USA
1979 Björn Borg SWE Roscoe Tanner USA
1978 Björn Borg SWE Jimmy Connors USA
1977 Björn Borg SWE Jimmy Connors USA
1976 Björn Borg SWE Ilie Năstase ROU
1975 Arthur Ashe USA Jimmy Connors USA
1974 Jimmy Connors USA Ken Rosewall AUS
1973 Jan Kodeš TCH Alex Metreveli URS
1972 Stan Smith USA Ilie Năstase ROU
1971 John Newcombe AUS Stan Smith USA
1970 John Newcombe AUS Ken Rosewall AUS
1969 Rod Laver AUS John Newcombe AUS
1968 Rod Laver AUS Tony Roche AUS