Wimbledon Men's Tennis Open History

Events in Sport

  • 1877-07-09 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only
  • 1877-07-19 1st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spencer W Gore beats Marshall (61 62 64)
  • 1878-07-20 2nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Hadow beats S Gore (7-5- 6-1 9-7)
  • 1879-07-16 3rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats V Goold (6-2 6-4 6-2)
  • 1880-07-15 4th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats H Lawford (6-2 6-3 6-2 2-6 6-3)
  • 1881-07-13 5th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats J Hartley (6-0 6-1 6-1)
  • 1882-07-17 6th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-1 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-2)
  • 1883-07-16 7th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (2-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-3)
  • 1884-07-19 8th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 6-4 9-7)
  • 1885-07-17 9th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (7-5, 6-2 4-6 7-5)
  • 1886-07-17 10th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 5-7 6-3 6-4)
  • 1887-07-07 11th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Herbert Lawford beats E Renshaw (1-6 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-4)
  • 1888-07-16 12th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ernest Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-3 7-5 6-0)
  • 1889-07-13 13th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-4 6-1 3-6 6-0)
  • 1890-07-23 14th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Willoughby Hamilton beats W Renshaw (6-8 6-2 3-6 6-1 6-1)
  • 1891-07-09 15th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (6-4 1-6 7-5 6-0)
  • 1892-07-07 16th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (4-6 6-3 6-3 6-2)
  • 1893-07-20 17th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (3-6 6-1 6-3 6-2)
  • 1894-07-18 18th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (10-8 6-2 8-6)
  • 1895-07-15 19th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats W Eaves (4-6 2-6 8-6 6-2 6-3)
  • 1896-07-21 20th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Harold Mahony beats W Baddeley (6-2 6-8 5-7 8-6 6-3)
  • 1897-07-01 21st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats H Mahony (6-4 6-4 6-3)
  • 1898-06-28 22nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats L Doherty (6-3 6-3 2-6 5-7 6-1)
  • 1899-06-27 23rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats Arthur Gore (1-6 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3)
  • 1900-07-04 24th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats Stan Smith (6-8 6-3 6-1 6-2)
  • 1901-07-03 25th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats R Doherty (4-6 7-5 6-4 6-4)
  • 1902-07-02 26th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats A Gore (6-4 6-3 3-6 6-0)
  • 1903-07-01 27th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (7-5 6-3 6-0)
  • 1904-06-29 28th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-1 7-5 8-6)
  • 1905-07-08 29th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats N Brookes (8-6 6-2 6-4)
  • 1906-07-05 30th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3)
  • 1907-07-05 31st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Norman Brookes beats Arthur Gore (6-4 6-2 6-2)
  • 1908-07-03 32nd Wimbledon Mens' Tennis: Arthur Gore beats H Roper-Barrett (6-3 6-2 4-6 3-6 6-4)
  • 1909-07-03 33rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats J Ritchie (6-8 1-6 6-2 6-2 6-2)
  • 1910-06-30 34th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats A Gore (6-4 7-5 4-6 6-2)
  • 1911-07-08 35th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats H Roper-Barrett (6-4 4-6 2-6 6-2)
  • 1912-07-08 36th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats A Gore (6-4 6-4 4-6 6-4)
  • 1913-07-04 37th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats Maurice E. McLoughlin (8-6 6-3 10-8)
  • 1914-07-04 38th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Norman Brookes beats A Wilding (6-4 6-4 7-5)
  • 1919-07-07 39th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats N Brookes (6-3 7-5 6-2)
  • 1920-07-03 40th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Patterson (2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4)
  • 1921-07-02 41st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Brian Norton (4-6 2-6 6-1 6-0 7-5)
  • 1922-07-10 42nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats R Lycett (6-3 6-4 6-2)
  • 1923-07-07 43rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Johnston beats F Hunter (60 63 61)
  • 1924-07-05 44th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats R Lacoste (6-1 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-4)
  • 1925-07-04 45th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats J Borotra (6-3 6-3 4-6 8-6)
  • 1926-07-03 46th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats H Kinsey (8-6 6-1 6-3)
  • 1927-07-03 47th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-5)
  • 1928-07-06 48th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: René Lacoste beats Henri Cochet (6-1 4-6 6-4 6-2)
  • 1929-07-06 49th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-3 6-4)
  • 1930-07-05 50th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (6-3 9-7 6-4)
  • 1931-07-03 51st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sid Wood Jr beats F X Shields (walkover)
  • 1932-07-02 52nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ellsworth Vines beats H Austin (6-4 6-2 6-0)
  • 1933-07-07 53rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Crawford beats E Vines (4-6 11-9 6-2 2-6 6-4)
  • 1934-07-06 54th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934-07-07 Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • 1935-07-05 55th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-2 6-4 6-4)
  • 1936-07-03 56th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-1 6-1 6-0)
  • 1937-07-02 57th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats G von Cramm (6-3 6-4 6-2)
  • 1938-07-01 58th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats Henry Austin (61 60 63)

Sport awardTennis Open

1939-07-08 59th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (2-6 8-6 3-6 6-3 6-2)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1946-07-06 60th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Yvon Petra beats G Brown (6-2 6-4 7-9 5-7 6-4)
  • 1947-07-04 61st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom P Brown (6-1 6-3 6-2)
  • 1948-07-02 62nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (7-5 0-6 6-2 3-6 7-5)
  • 1949-07-01 63rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ted Schroeder beat Drobny (3-6 6-0 6-3 4-6 6-4)
  • 1950-07-07 64th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Budge Patty beats Sedgman (6-1 8-10 6-2 6-3)
  • 1951-07-06 65th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (6-4 6-4 6-4)
  • 1952-07-04 66th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats Jaroslav Drobný (4-6 6-2 6-3 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1953-07-03 67th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen

Sport awardTennis Open

1954-07-02 68th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jaroslav Drobný beats Ken Rosewall (13-11 4-6 6-2 9-7)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Sport awardTennis Open

1955-07-01 69th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen (6-3 7-5 6-1)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen

Sport awardTennis Open

1956-07-06 70th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (6-2 4-6 7-5 6-4)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Sport awardTennis Open

1958-07-04 72nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ashley Cooper beats N Fraser (3-6 6-3 6-4 13-11)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper

Sport awardTennis Open

1959-07-03 73rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (6-4 6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardTennis Open

1963-07-06 77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Chuck McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley

Sport awardTennis Open

1964-07-03 78th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1965-07-02 79th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64)
  • 1966-07-01 80th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
  • 1967-07-07 81st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats W Bungert (63 61 61)
  • 1968-07-05 82nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2)
  • 1969-07-05 83rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats John Newcombe (64 57 64 64)
  • 1970-07-04 84th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)
  • 1971-07-03 85th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Stan Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
  • 1972-07-09 86th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats I Nastase (46 63 63 46 75)
  • 1973-07-07 87th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jan Kodes beats Alex Metreveli (61 98 63)

Sport awardTennis Open

1974-07-06 88th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Sport awardTennis Open

1975-07-05 89th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Jimmy Connors (61 61 57 64)

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Sport awardTennis Open

1976-07-03 90th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Năstase (64 62 97)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981-06-22 John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Sport awardTennis Open

1985-07-07 99th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

Sport awardTennis Open

1987-07-05 101st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1988-07-04 102nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (46 76 64 62)
  • 1989-07-09 103rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Stefan Edberg (6-0 7-6 6-4)
  • 1990-07-09 104th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (6-2 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-4)
  • 1991-06-29 Britain's Nick Brown, 591st rank beats 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in 2nd round at Wimbledon
  • 1991-07-07 105th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Michael Stich beats Boris Becker (6-4 7-6 6-4)
  • 1992-06-27 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovsky defeats #1 seed Jim Courier at Wimbledon
  • 1992-07-05 106th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Agassi beats Ivanisevic (67 64 64 16 64)

Sport awardTennis Open

1993-07-04 107th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Courier (76 76 36 63)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardTennis Open

2003-07-06 117th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats M Philippoussis (7-6 6-2 7-6)

Tennis Player Roger Federer
Tennis Player
Roger Federer

Sport awardTennis Open

2008-07-06 122nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (6-4 6-4 6-7 6-7 9-7)

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player Roger Federer
Tennis Player
Roger Federer
  • 2009-07-05 123rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (5-7 7-6 7-6 3-6 16-14), winning a record 15th Grand Slam titles
  • 2010-06-24 Longest match in tennis history: John Isner of the U.S. defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days
  • 2010-07-04 124th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych (6-3 7-5 6-4)
  • 2011-07-03 125th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal (6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3)
  • 2012-07-08 126th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4)
  • 2013-07-06 Bob and Mike Bryan defeat Ivan Dogic and Marcelo Melo to win the men's doubles tennis final at Wimbledon
  • 2013-07-07 127th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković (6-4 7-5 6-4) becoming the first British man to win a Wimbledon tennis title since 1936
  • 2014-07-06 128th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer (6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4)
  • 2015-07-12 129th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer (7-6 6-7 6-4 6-3)
  • 2016-07-10 130th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2)