Wimbledon has been ruled by many classic and magnificent legendary and famous tennis players over the years. The top three male tennis players who ruled the Wimbledon grass are William Renshaw, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer.
To start with, the best of the best-undisputed king of the tennis world, Pete Sampras, holds seven Wimbledon singles titles in his bag of trophies. He remained the King of Wimbledon in the 90s as he remained the titleholder from1993 to 1995.
Pete Sampras, an American tennis player, along with winning 14 Grand Slams, claimed seven Wimbledon singles titles and leveled Renshaw’s record. Sampras was included in the 2007 class of the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 17, 2007, due to his exemplary play.
1996 was the year when Richard Krajicek became the Wimbledon Champion by beating MaliVai Washington, whereas Sampras lost to him in the quarterfinal.
Pete Sampras again carried on his victorious journey by winning four consecutive Wimbledon trophies from 1997-2000. Sampras still has many records that might be surpassed by a player like Roger in the future, as King Federer is the master when it comes to the grass court.
Next to follow is the tennis legend Bjorn Borg who won this esteemed trophy for five consecutive years. He remained champion from 1976 to 1980. He would have won Wimbledon in 1981, but lost to John McEnroe and remained runner up in the contest.
Despite Pete Sampras being the King of the tennis world, Bjorn is the Emperor. It is because not only he won the five consecutive Wimbledon titles but also won the French Open doubles event three times in a row along with three consecutive successes at Wimbledon which the tennis guru’s stated as “the most difficult double in tennis.”
Sampras never won any French Open titles while Federer, with his latest victory at the French Open, has become the second after Borg to hold both the titles.