Roger Federer’s Wimbledon record

Over the course of the past 15 years, Roger Federer has made Wimbledon his own. His record there is unmatched, and will likely remain that way for a long time to come. He has now won 8 Wimbledon titles, the most recent of which he won in 2017. In 2019, Federer set out to win an unprecedented 9th crown, but was defeated in a 5-set thriller by Serb, Novak Djokovic.

Federer celebrates his 2017 Wimbledon win, where he won his 8th title, his overall win loss record at the All England Club stands at 102 wins and 13 losses

Federer’s win loss record at Wimbledon

Federer boasts an incredible 96-12 career win / loss record from his 20 appearances at SW19, a feat only matched by Rafael Nadal’s extraordinary record at the French Open. In achieving his eight Wimbledon title wins, Federer has also made four finals, one semi-final and four quarter-finals, giving him a record of 8-4 in finals, 12-1 in semis, and 13-4 in quarters.

Aside from an anomalous second round exit in 2013, Federer has made the final eight every single year since 2003, an extraordinary record; one he enhanced at the 2019 Championship.

List of Federer’s Wimbledon wins

Year Champion Runner up Match score
2003 Roger Federer Mark Philippoussis 7–6(7–5), 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
2004 Roger Federer Andy Roddick 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2005 Roger Federer Andy Roddick 6–2, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2006 Roger Federer Rafael Nadal 6–0, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(2–7), 6–3
2007 Roger Federer Rafael Nadal 7–6(9–7), 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–2
2009 Roger Federer Andy Roddick 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 16–14
2012 Roger Federer Andy Murray 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
2017 Roger Federer Marin Cilic 6–3, 6–1, 6–4

Epic matches involving Roger Federer

Federer vs Sampras Wimbledon 2001

Federer won his first ever Wimbledon title in 2003, but his potential to dominate there became apparent a couple of years earlier when he met Sampras in the fourth round. Sampras, at that stage, was in the middle of a run of success at the event which may never be seen again, having won four titles in a row and seven of the past eight. When he faced a ponytailed, 19-year-old Federer in Round 4, he was widely expected to get the job done, despite Federer’s obvious talent.

Wimbledon 4th Round 2001: Federer def Sampras 7-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5

What followed was a match for the ages, and one which would change the landscape of professional tennis. Federer’s 7-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 marathon victory was a changing of the guard. Sampras would never again win Wimbledon, and Federer would begin a run of success that would break many of Sampras’ own records. The Swiss Maestro’s maiden Wimbledon title might not have come for another couple of years, but it was this match which laid the foundation for his success.

Nadal vs Federer Wimbledon 2008

Making Federer’s dominance at the event all the more impressive is the presence of numerous other generational talents who he has been forced to ward off over the years. One of these talents is, of course, Rafael Nadal, against whom he has had some of the most memorable matches of all time. One of these was in 2008, when Federer had won five consecutive titles, and a 22-year-old Nadal was all that stood in the way of a sixth.

2008 Wimbledon Final: Nadal def Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7

The champ went down early, losing each of the first two sets 4-6. Unwilling to concede his reign of dominance so easily to the young Spaniard, Federer fought back, winning the next two sets in thrilling tiebreakers. In a major upset though, Nadal ultimately proved too strong, winning the final set 9-7 and taking out a 4 hour, 48 minute classic to end Federer’s streak.

Federer vs Roddick Wimbledon 2009

It didn’t take long for Federer to bounce back, though it did take a second consecutive classic finals match. This time it was against Andy Roddick in 2009, and lasted over 5 hours. Federer eventually took out the match 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14, and in the process broke Sampras’ record for most Grand Slam titles.

2009 Wimbledon Final: Federer def Roddick 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14

Djokovic vs Federer Wimbledon 2019

In a match lasting 4:57, the longest Wimbledon final on record, Federer lost an extraordinary match in the 2019 final to Novak Djokovic. Despite winning more points and games, and having two Championship points, Federer lost in a fifth-set tiebreak. Djokovic won all of the tiebreaks just as Federer did to Roddick in the final 10 years ago.

2019 Wimbledon Final: Djokovic def Federer 7-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4, 13-12

Players to have beaten Federer at Wimbledon

Clearly, few have been able to conquer Federer at Wimbledon since his reign started 16 years ago. Only two players boast a winning record against Federer at Wimbledon since 2003. One is Novak Djokovic, who beat Federer in consecutive finals there in 2014 and 2015, and again in 2019, to give himself an overall 3-1 record in the head-to-head battle. The other is little known Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky, now ranked 109 in the world, who created headlines around the world, as bookmakers celebrated, when he beat Federer in four tight sets in Wimbledon’s second round back in 2013.

List of Federer’s losses at Wimbledon

Year Winner Loser
1999 Jiri Novak Roger Federer
2000 Yevgeny Kafelnikov Roger Federer
2001 Tim Henman Roger Federer
2002 Mario Ancic Roger Federer
2008 Rafael Nadal Roger Federer
2010 Tomas Berdych Roger Federer
2011 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Roger Federer
2013 Sergiy Stakhovsky Roger Federer
2014 Novak Djokovic Roger Federer
2015 Novak Djokovic Roger Federer
2016 Milos Raonic Roger Federer
2018 Kevin Anderson Roger Federer
2019 Novak Djokovic Roger Federer

Wimbledon 2018

For a time, it seemed like 2012 would be Federer’s final Wimbledon success. He gradually slid down the rankings after that, and seemed unable to match it with the top tier of players any longer. Aged 37, he continues to prove the doubters wrong. After again performing well in the Australian Open at the start of 2019, Federer seemed fully capable of adding to his already record-breaking eighth Wimbledon Championship. Father Time is so far undefeated in world sports, but Federer is putting up a pretty good fight.