Roger Federer is the king of the grass and has won the most titles on grass. The Wimbledon Championship is the only Grand Slam on grass court and therefore Federer reigns there with eight gigantic titles, including five titles in a row between 2003 and 2007.
But it was his last title from him in 2017 which is the definition of dominance when he won that without dropping a set. When did Roger Federer win the Wimbledon Championship without losing a set? In 2017, Federer won Wimbledon by defeating Marin Cilic in the final.
He won the final with ease and completed the Grand Slam without dropping a set. On the way to the title, he defeated players like Cilic, Berdych and Dimitrov without dropping a set. By the way, Federer is the only player in history to win a Wimbledon title without losing a set as a junior and as a professional.
His Junior Wimbledon title in 1998 saw him sweep the field. “I always believed that he maybe he could go back and do it again. And if you believe, you can go very, very far in your life, and I did that. And I'm happy to continue believing and dreaming, and here I am today for the eighth.
It's fantastic, ”Federer said as he won his eighth Wimbledon title. In Federer's first win at Wimbledon, Federer had dropped only a single set, which was taken by Mardy Fish in the third round. In 2004, Federer lost two sets, first against Lleyton Hewitt in the quarterfinals and then against Andy Roddick in the final.
In 2005, Federer again lost just one set to Nicolas Kiefer in the third round. That year he beat the likes of Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick again. 2006 and 2007 Wimbledon Championships: Roger Federer vs.
Rafael Nadal At the 2006 Wimbledon Championship, Federer played the first of three finals against his rival Rafael Nadal. He lost the only set of the tournament to the Spanish in the final. In 2007, Federer lost more than two sets at Wimbledon for the first time since 2003.
He lost one to Ferrero in the quarterfinals and two to Nadal in the final. Wimbledon Championships 2009 and 2012: Roger Federer's brave title triumphs At Wimbledon 2009, Federer again lost three sets. One against Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round and two against Roddick in the final of the marathon.
Federer's next title at Wimbledon came in 2012, where he lost a record 5 sets. First, he lost two sets against Julien Benneteau in the third round, one set against Xavier Malisse in the fourth round, one set against Novak Djokovic in the semi-final, and one set against Andy Murray in the final.
Ivanisevic comments on Roger Federer
Goran Ivanisevic believes Roger Federer's decision to withdraw from Roland Garros on account of physical issues was a "smart move." But speaking to Tennis Majors, former Wimbledon champion Ivanisevic declared Federer made the right call as he had already achieved his main goal of gaining match practice.
"I think Roger made a smart move in Paris," Ivanisevic said. "He tested his body, whipped himself into shape a bit, and got exactly what he wanted; three matches under his belt and then he did not want to risk getting injured.
Wimbledon is his number one goal. To be honest, I would not want to see him (Roger Federer) in our part of the draw there."