From 1–14 July, the eyes of the tennis world will once again turn to the leafy suburbs of south-west London for the 133rd edition of the most revered event, The Championships, Wimbledon.
Rolex and Wimbledon
A cherished summer institution at the heart of the grass-court season, Wimbledon is a bastion of heritage and tradition, upholding principles that align perfectly with those of Rolex, the Official Timekeeper of The Championships for more than 40 years. Since 1978 Rolex has nurtured a special relationship with the third Grand Slam® event of the year, an alliance that marked the start of Rolex’s long-term affiliation with tennis.
Over time, Rolex has become part of the fabric of the game, extending its support to the world’s most prestigious events, including all four Grand Slam tournaments, major organizations that administer the game globally, and champions of the sport, some of whom have seen their legend born on Wimbledon’s impeccably prepared grass courts.
One of those Testimonees is Roger Federer, who, over the course of 20 Wimbledon appearances, has made Centre Court his second home. It was here 10 years ago that he claimed his sixth title and arguably the greatest Grand Slam victory of his career.
An exceptional feat in its own right, this victory had special significance for Federer and the sport at large. With this win, he secured his 15th Grand Slam title and took sole ownership of the record for most Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles titles in the Open era. Since that memorable year, he has captured two further Wimbledon titles, bringing his total to eight. He has now claimed more Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles titles that any other player in the history of the game.
“Ten years ago I had one of the best years of my career. To win Roland-Garros for the first time was special, but to then win my record 15th Grand Slam at Wimbledon was unbelievable. Wimbledon holds such a special place in my heart. It is where I always feel at home and I look forward to returning every year.”
Roger Federer, Reflecting on that momentous 2009 and Wimbledon
Throughout his glorious career, the Swiss maestro has been driven by an unrelenting commitment to excellence and superior performance, echoing the philosophy that Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf instilled in the company he established 114 years ago. Just like Rolex in its enduring support for tennis, Federer has helped to shape and advance the game, redefining what is possible on a tennis court and shattering records along the way.
A New generation of champions
Federer will be joined at the All England Club by other Rolex Testimonees who have enjoyed Wimbledon success, including reigning ladies’ singles champion Angelique Kerber of Germany and 2017 winner Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain. Both multiple Grand Slam winners, they know the key to success on the grass courts and will each take inspiration from Federer’s accomplishments in their quests to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish for a second time.
Rolex Testimonees Sloane Stephens of the United States, Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki and Austrian Dominic Thiem will also all be able to draw on their Grand Slam experience. Stephens won the 2017 US Open, while Wozniacki captured her first major title at the 2018 Australian Open and Thiem has now appeared in two consecutive Roland-Garros finals. Together they form a formidable trio of players with the requisite skills and high-pressure experience to conquer Centre Court.
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