Wimbledon: Five men with the most SW19 quarter-finals – as Novak Djokovic moves up to No 2

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic with the Wimbledon trophy
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have more Wimbledon quarter-finals than any other men.

Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon victory over Holger Rune on Monday night was impressive in more ways than one.

The Serbian delivered his best performance of the tournament against the Dane, breezing past the 15th seed in straight sets to reach the quarter-final.

That will be the 15th quarter-final at Wimbledon for the world No 2 – moving him up to second in a stacked all-time list of ATP players with the most last eight appearances at the All England Club

1) Roger Federer – 18

No man in the Open Era has won more Wimbledon titles than Federer, so it is no surprise to see the Swiss maestro at the top of this list.

Federer was just 19 when he reached his first quarter-final in 2001, famously downing Pete Sampras in the fourth round.

He then reached ten consecutive quarter-finals from 2003-2012, and after a shock round two loss in 2013, progressed to at least the last eight in his final seven SW19 appearances.

2) Novak Djokovic – 15

A seven-time Wimbledon winner, the All England Club has become one of the happiest hunting grounds of the Serbian’s career.

Djokovic reached his first quarter-final at the tournament in 2007, and then progressed to seven straight quarter-final matches from 2009-2015.

He suffered a shock defeat in round three in 2016 but has made at least the last eight every year since then – winning the title four times during that run.

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3) Jimmy Connors – 14

One of the greats of the 1970s and 1980s, Connors had a long and hugely successful career – including at SW19, where he was twice a champion.

The American ace reached the last eight on his debut in 1972 and then progressed to that stage for 11 seasons in a row, a run that was halted by a surprise fourth round exit in 1983.

Connors then returned to the final in 1985 and reached two further semi-finals to bring his total quarter-finals up to 14.

4) Boris Becker – 11

Few players are as synonymous with one tournament as Becker is with Wimbledon, the German reaching seven of his ten Slam finals at the All England Club.

And the German reached an impressive 11 quarter-finals at his favourite, starting with his back-to-back triumphs at the tournament in 1985 and 1986.

Following an early exit in 1987, he reached eight straight quarter-finals from 1988-1995, before reaching the last eight for the final time in 1997.

5) Andy Murray – 10

Sadly, Murray couldn’t play singles during his farewell appearance at SW19 – but he has certainly made his mark at the tournament, winning the title twice.

And, during the peak of his career, he reached a staggering ten straight quarter-finals at his home Slam.

The former world No 1 reached the last eight for the first time in 2009 and reached that point at the very least until 2018 – when he missed the event due to injury.

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