Wimbledon main records: Federer, Navratilova, Becker, Lenglen

All the most important records, numbers and statistics of the Championships history

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Wimbledon main records: Federer, Navratilova, Becker, Lenglen
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The birth and history of tennis is inextricably linked to the history of the Wimbledon Championships. A story that has deep roots in legend, but which takes us from 1877 to today, legendary records and statistics.

Among men, Jean Borotra is the player who played most matches, 223, at Wimbledon, while among the women the record holder is Martina Navratilova with 326. John Isner and Nicolas Mahut played the longest match ever at Wimbledon (11 hours 5 minutes), while in 2019, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer played the longest final ever at the Championships, with 4 hours 57 minutes.

Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova© Bob Martin / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

Martina Navratilova holds two important records; with 9 titles she is the most successful tennis player in women's singles, and she is also the player who has won more titles consecutively in women's singles: 6, from 1982 to 1987. Among men's and women's singles she is the most successful player with her 9 titles, one more Roger Federer's 8 wins. With 12 titles, Elizabeth Ryan is the player who has won more titles in the women's doubles.

Ryan and Suzanne Lenglen have the record of consecutive titles won in the women's doubles: 6 titles. Ryan also holds the record of titles won in the mixed doubles, 7, in three decades, from 1919 to 1932. Billie-Jean King and Martina Navratilova have won a total of 20 titles in London, and they are therefore the most successful women's tennis players on the All England Club lawns.

Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen© Topical Press Agency / Stringer Getty Images
 

Roger Federer won Wimbledon 8 times, surpassing, in 2017, the previous record he shared with William Renshaw and Pete Sampras. In 2022, Novak Djokovic got his 7th title, and he aspire to become the most titled player at the Championships. William Renshaw holds the record of titles won consecutively in the men's singles: 6, from 1881 to 1886.

Todd Woodbridge holds the record of titles won in men's doubles; 9, of which 6 along with Mark Woodforde and three along with Jonas Björkman. Woodbridge and Woodforde, with brothers Reginald Doherty and Lawrance Doherty, hold the record of consecutive titles won in men's doubles, 5.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

Owen Davidson, Ken Fletcher and Vic Seixas have the record of titles won in the mixed doubles, 4. Williams Renshaw is the most successful men's player at Wimbledon, with a total of 14 titles won: 7 in men's singles, 7 in men's doubles.

In 2001 Goran Ivanisevic won the tournament starting as a wild card, and today he is the player with the lowest ranking to win, with his 125th positions in the ATP ranking.

Boris Becker is the youngest winner of men's singles (17 years and 227 days, in 1985) while Arthur Gore is the oldest winner (41 years and 182 days, in 1909). Lottie Dod is the youngest winner of the women's singles (15 years and 285 days, in 1887) while Charlotte Cooper Sterry is the oldest winner in women's singles (37 years and 282 days, in 1908).

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