Stories of the Open Era: Roger Federer, Wimbledon supreme king

by: Joel Drucker | July 12, 2018

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Roger Federer won his record eighth Wimbledon crown after taking out Marin Cilic in the 2017 final. (Getty Images)

What do you call someone who simply competes at Wimbledon once?  Impressive.   

Win Wimbledon once -- incredible.

Win Wimbledon twice -- an all-time great.

So what do you call someone who has won eight Wimbledon singles titles – the most-ever for any man?  You might not be able to find the right adjective.  So let’s make it easy for you with two simple words: Roger Federer.  Here’s a look at Wimbledon’s once and future king.


Strokes of Genius is a world-class documentary capturing the historic 13-year rivalry between tennis icons Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. It is timed for release as the anticipation crests with Roger as returning champion, 10 years after their famed 2008 Wimbledon championship – an epic match so close and so reflective of their competitive balance that, in the end, the true winner was the sport itself.

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