Records to be broken at Wimbledon
Here's a list of records which are waiting to be broken at the Wimbledon.
<b>Winner of most singles title:</b> For the gentlemen's singles title, William Renshaw and Pete Sampras jointly hold the record with 7 wins each. While Renshaw won in 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, Sampras lifted the trophy in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000. If Roger Federer happens to clinch the title this year, he would join the elite club.
<b>Winner of most singles title:</b> Before 1968, Helen Wills held the record for winning the most number of singles title. She won the Wimbledon trophy eight times in 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1938. In the post-1967 era, America's Martina Navrátilová won the title nine times. She won the coveted trophy in 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990.
<b>Winner of most consecutive Gentlemen's Singles titles:</b> William Renshaw won the title six times (from 1881-86) in a row before 1968. Post 1967, Sweden's Björn Borg and Switzerland's Roger Federer hold the record jointly with 5 titles each. While Borg won it from 1976 to 1980, Federer bagged it from 2003-2007.
<b>Winner of most consecutive Ladies' Singles titles:</b> French legend Suzanne Lenglen holds the record of winning the Wimbledon title five times (from 1919-23). After 1967, Navrátilová over took Lenglen with six titles from 1982-87.
<b>Most matches played (Ladies):</b> United States' Martina Navratilova holds the record of playing the maximum number of matches in the Wimbledon. She has played 326 matches. This is one record, that's really difficult to break.
<b>Most matches played (Gentlemen):</b> France's Jean Borotra holds the record of playing the maximum number of matches in the Wimbledon in the Gentlemen's category. He has played 223 matches.
<b>Lowest ranked winner (Gentlemen):</b> In 2001, Croatia's Goran Ivaniševic became the lowest ranked player to win the Wimbledon title. The wildcard winner was seeded 125th when he defeated Patrick Rafter 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 9–7 in the final.
<b>Lowest ranked winner (Ladies):</b> The former World No. 1 Venus Williams had slipped to the 31st position and was seeded 23 in the Wimbledon after she made her comeback in 2007. She beat Marion Bartoli to lift the trophy.
<b>Youngest winner (Gentlemen):</b> Germany's Boris Becker became the youngest ever tennis player to win the Wimbledon title in 1985. The 17-year-old Becker defeated Kevin Curren in four sets to become the first unseeded player and the first German to win the Wimbledon singles title.
<b>Youngest winner (Ladies):</b> United Kingdom's Lottie Dod was 15 when she won her first Wimbledon title to become the youngest player to win the trophy. In 1887, she beat Blanche Bingley Hillyard 6-2, 6-0. Interestingly, the two players played 5 finals against each other and in all the matches, Hillyard was beaten in straight sets.
<b>Longest match:</b> It was a historic match between the two best players of the world. Spain's Rafael Nadal broke Federer's Wimbledon-winning run in 2008 and also dethroned him from the top spot. The final between the two legends lasted for 4 hours 48 minutes. However, the longest match to be played at the Wimbledon was between American John Isner and French Nicolas Mahut in 2010 that lasted for 11hrs 5mins in the first round match.