Roger Federer pips Novak Djokovic as most memorable Wimbledon champion – as Serena Williams leads women’s list

Roger Federer and Serena Williams with Wimbledon titles
Research suggests Roger Federer and Serena Williams are the most memorable Wimbledon winners.

Roger Federer and Serena Williams are the most memorable Wimbledon singles champions, according to the results of a quiz taken by over 200,000 people.

Two of the greatest tennis players of all time, Federer and Serena certainly made their mark at the All England Club across their respective careers.

No man in the Open Era can match Federer’s eight men’s singles titles at Wimbledon, with his victories spanning from 2003 to 2017.

While Serena is joint-second in the Open Era regarding women’s singles titles at SW19, with her seven titles ranging from 2002 to 2016.

Research from High 5 Casino suggests that their respective exploits make them the most memorable Wimbledon champions.

The 239,000 responses to Sporcle’s Wimbledon Winners Quiz – which asks for every singles champion from 1960 onwards – had the two tennis legends as the top answers for male and female victors.

A staggering 97.1% of respondees named Federer as a men’s singles champion, with the Swiss great just edging out Novak Djokovic as the most common answer.

The Serbian – who could equal Federer’s tally of eighth this week – sat in second place for men’s winners, on a strong 95.5% of answers.

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal sits in third place, with seven-time champion Pete Sampras in fourth – with both tennis greats also named by over 90% of participants.

Rounding out the top five is two-time winner Andy Murray, who made his final SW19 appearance this year, while SW19 icons John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, and Boris Becker all feature in the top 10.

Reigning champion Carlos Alcaraz sits in ninth spot, with 78% of quiz takers naming him.

In the women’s answers, Serena holds a narrow lead over sister Venus, herself a five-time winner of the women’s singles crown at the All England Club.

Serena was named by 94.9% of participants as a Wimbledon champion, with Venus just behind on 94.5% in second.

In third place sits seven-time champion Steffi Graf, who was named by 80.1% of participants, while Martina Navratilova – who holds the record of hine titles – comes in fourth place on 79.4%.

Twenty years on from her SW19 triumph, five-time major winner Maria Sharapova sits in fifth at 73.7%, while Billie Jean King and Chris Evert are among those who make up the rest of the top 10.

2023 champion Marketa Vondrousova, who lost in round one this fortnight, is 21st on 37.7%.

Top 10 Men

1) Roger Federer – 97.1%
2) Novak Djokovic – 95.5%
3) Rafael Nadal – 93.4%
4) Pete Sampras – 92.7%
5) Andy Murray – 89.5%
6) John McEnroe – 87.3%
7) Bjorn Borg – 85.9%
8) Andre Agassi – 85.5%
9) Carlos Alcaraz – 78.4%
10) Boris Becker – 76.4%

Top 10 Women

1) Serena Williams – 94.9%
2) Venus Williams – 94.5%
3) Steffi Graf – 80.1%
4) Martina Navratilova – 79.4%
5) Maria Sharapova – 73.7%
6) Billie Jean King – 67.2%
7) Chris Evert – 64.2%
8) Martina Hingis – 63.6%
9) Lindsay Davenport – 56.2%
10) Ashleigh Barty – 55.6%

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