It will be the 129th Wimbledon Championships of all-time (2nd most of all-time) and the 48th in the Open-era (most in the Open-era tied with French Open).
Questions before Wimbledon 2015?
2926 days ago happened LAST TIME when a champion could defend his title (2007, Roger Federer).
Only 20 champions defended the title in Wimbledon (all-time):
|1.||William Renshaw (GBR)||5 times||1882-86*||HOF|
|2.||Pete Sampras (USA)||5 times||1994-95, 1998-2000||HOF|
|3.||Lawrence Doherty (GBR)||4 times||1903-06*||HOF|
|4.||Björn Borg (SWE)||4 times||1977-80||HOF|
|5.||Roger Federer (SUI)||4 times||2004-07**|
|6.||Reginald Doherty (GBR)||3 times||1898-1900*||HOF|
|7.||Anthony Wilding (NZL)||3 times||1911-13*||HOF|
|8.||Fred Perry (GBR)||2 times||1935-36||HOF|
|9.||Rod Laver (AUS)||2 times||1962, 1969||HOF|
|10.||John Hartley (GBR)||1 time||1880*|
|11.||Wilfred Baddeley (GBR)||1 time||1892*||HOF|
|12.||Joshua Pim (IRL)||1 time||1894*|
|13.||Arthur Gore (GBR)||1 time||1909*||HOF|
|14.||Bill Tilden (USA)||1 time||1921*||HOF|
|15.||Don Budge (USA)||1 time||1938||HOF|
|16.||Lew Hoad (AUS)||1 time||1957||HOF|
|17.||Roy Emerson (AUS)||1 time||1965||HOF|
|18.||John Newcombe (AUS)||1 time||1971||HOF|
|19.||John McEnroe (USA)||1 time||1984||HOF|
|20.||Boris Becker (GER)||1 time||1986||HOF|
* Challenge Round
* Still active
Only 7 players managed to defend the title in Wimbledon (Open-era):
|1.||Pete Sampras (USA)||5 times||1994-95, 1998-2000||HOF|
|2.||Björn Borg (SWE)||4 times||1977-80||HOF|
|3.||Roger Federer (SUI)||4 times||2004-07**|
|4.||Rod Laver (AUS)||1 time||1969||HOF|
|5.||John Newcombe (AUS)||1 time||1971||HOF|
|6.||John McEnroe (USA)||1 time||1984||HOF|
|7.||Boris Becker (GER)||1 time||1986||HOF|
Since 1880 in Wimbledon, there was at least one player in each decade who defended successfully his title, except the 1940s (between1940-45 there was no competition due to WWII).
Djokovic will be the FIRST champion who defends his title in this decade in Wimbledon?
Djokovic was able to defend his title (2012-13) ONLY in Melbourne during his career.
If Djokovic wins in Melbourne, there is 50% chance to reach at least the final in Wimbledon and 25% chance to win the title in the same year.
If the Serb wins the AO title, there is 75% chance to reach the semifinal in Wimbledon in the same year (except in 2008).
If he is seeded No. 1 or No. 2 in Wimbledon, there is 100% to reach the semi-final.
(In 2010, he was seeded No. 3 and in 2007 as No. 4, and he also reached the semifinals.)
In 2007 (Federer) and in 2011 (Djokovic), the Aussie Open champ won Wimbledon.
In 2015, it will happen again?
If Djokovic wins, he will equal his coach’s number of titles in Wimbledon…
If Federer wins, the number of championships of Edberg-Federer combo will be doubled than the Becker-Djokovic.
Becker and Djokovic reached 15 semifinals together like Edberg and Federer…
|Boris Becker (FRG, GER)||3||7||4||9|
|Novak Djokovic (SRB)||2||3||1||6|
|Stefan Edberg (SWE)||2||3||1||6|
|Roger Federer (SUI)||7||9||2||9|
|Andy Murray (GBR)||1||2||1||5|
|Amélie Mauresmo (FRA)||1||1||0||4|
Will Roger Federer be a sole record holder of Wimbledon with 8 titles?
The most titles at the same Grand Slam of all-time:
|1.||Rafael Nadal (ESP)||9||Roland Garros*|
|2.||Max Decugis (FRA)||8||Roland Garros|
|3.||Willie Renshaw (GBR)||7||Wimbledon|
|Pete Sampras (USA)||7||Wimbledon|
|Roger Federer (SUI)||7||Wimbledon*|
|Richard Sears (USA)||7||US Open|
|William Larned (USA)||7||US Open|
|Bill Tilden (USA)||7||US Open|
Federer’s opponents in Wimbledon by countries (1999-2014): 27 different nations
|6 times||RUS, USA|
|5 times||CRO, SWE|
|4 times||GBR, AUS, GER|
|3 times||SRB, CZE, BEL, COL|
|2 times||AUT, ARG, ITA|
|1 time||UKR, KOR, NED, CHI, SVK, TPE, KAZ, ROU, LUX, SUI, CAN|
Roger Federer NEVER played against African, Japanese and Central American players in Wimbledon.
ONLY European players beat Roger Federer in Wimbledon.
Will Federer reach his 10th Wimbledon final equaling Bill Tilden’s all-time record?
|Finals @ GSs||Champion||Runner-up|
|Bill Tilden||10 (1918-1929)
|Rafael Nadal||9 (2005-2014)
|Roger Federer||9 (2003-2015)
Since 2005, FIRST time in his career, Rafael Nadal arrived at Wimbledon without any Slam title in his hand…Will he able to win his first Grand Slam of the year in Wimbledon?
Will Nadal extand his all-time record streak of winning at least one Grand Slam title for 11 consecutive years?
If Nadal reaches the semifinal in Wimbledon, he will be the 5th player in Open-era who will have 200 match wins (not including the match won by walkover) at Grand Slams.
Since parting ways with Ivan Lendl (March of 2014), Andy Murray can break through and win his FIRST title with Mauresmo?
He will take over the 3rd position from Roger Federer on the “Decade’s Best” rank list:
Grand Slam titles in 2010s:
Since 2010, if Andy Murray played in the final at the first Grand Slam (Australian Open) of the year, he always reached at least the semifinal in Wimbledon in the same year.
Australian Open vs. Wimbledon
2010 Australian Open (RU) – 2010 Wimbledon (SF)
2011 Australian Open (RU) – 2011 Wimbledon (SF)
2013 Australian Open (RU) – 2013 Wimbledon (CH)
2015 Australian Open (RU) – 2015 Wimbledon ???
Andy Murray NEVER lost matches in R128 and R64 in Wimbledon.
Andy Murray NEVER played against Australian players in Wimbledon.
Andy Murray will play his 50th Grand Slam match in R128 at Wimbledon’15.
If Murray reaches the semifinal in Wimbledon, he will be the 11th player in Open-era who will have at least 150 match wins (not including the match won by walkover) at Grand Slams.
British players with Wimbledon titles (32):
Will John Isner be the FIRST US champion of the XXIth century in Wimbledon?
By winning Wimbledon, John Isner will snap the 2nd longest winless streak by US players winning Grand Slam title in Wimbledon?
Longest winless streak by US players at each Grand Slam:
|1999||Roland Garros||(last winner: Andre Agassi)||16 years|
|2000||Wimbledon||(last winner: Pete Sampras)||15 years|
|2003||Australian Open||(last winner: Andre Agassi)||12 years|
|2003||US Open||(last winner: Andy Roddick)||12 years|
The FIRST US champion in Wimbledon was Bill Tilden in 1920 and the LAST one was Pete Sampras in 2000…
British vs. US titles in Wimbledon
|Amateur-era||Open-era||Total no. of titles|
If Andy Murray wins Wimbledon this year, the numbers of titles will be equaled between the two nations…
Since 1976, no player could win the title without losing a set in Wimbledon. This trend will be changed this year?
Last time when each singles Grand Slam won without losing a set:
|2007||Australian Open||winner: Roger Federer|
|2010||Roland Garros||winner: Rafael Nadal|
|1976||Wimbledon||winner: Bjorn Borg|
|1960||US Open||winner: Neale Fraser|
Wimbledon has the LOWEST ratio at matches in the Open-era when one of the players should have retired due to an injury (109). It will be the 110th match when a player had to give up because of injury? Or after 2012, it will be another championship without any retirement?
In 2014, record-high 80 matches were played with at least one tie-break in Wimbledon. It meant that the 62,5% of the 128 matches had at least one Tiebreak.
Since 1979, when the current tiebreak system came into force (at six games all in all sets except the last), 2325 matches had at least 1 tiebreak in Wimbledon which gives an average of 64,58%.
Interestingly, since 1989 the number of tiebreakers in Wimbledon was always higher than 70 in every 12th year:
|Year||No. of Tiebreakers|