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The Ultimate Wimbledon Tennis Champion


We have done some interesting research into which characteristics and statistics make up the Ultimate Wimbledon Tennis Player for the men’s game using all the player data for every champion from 1969 (start of the open era) to the most recent champion which was Roger Federer in 2017.

Stats For The Ultimate Wimbledon Champion

This is a summary of the average or most common characteristics and statistics for Wimbledon champions:

CountryAge When WonHeight (cm)Weight (kg)HandedBackhandHair ColorEye ColorAustralian Open TitlesFrench Open TitlesWimbledon TitlesUS Open TitlesWin Rate (%)Career Titles
USA24.29184.3378.83R1BrownBlue2.151.444.042.6077.9863.85

So what does this mean? Well it means that, according to the statistics, the Ultimate Wimbledon Champion for men is:

  • From the USA
  • 24 years old
  • 184 cm tall and 78 kg weight
  • Right-handed
  • Uses a one-handed backhand
  • Has brown hair and blue eyes
  • Has a 77.98% career win rate
  • Has won 63 career titles

Fun Stats

  • 12% of winners were ginger compared to 2% of the general population
  • The US open has the highest correlation with Wimbledon winners with an average of 2.6 wins per winner
  • Only 2 winners were over 30
  • The golden age for winners was 22 (9 champions)
  • Blue eyed beauties fare the best in terms of eye colour (42%) compared to a worldwide average of 8%

Records

Age:
Youngest winner was Boris Becker at 17 (1985) –

Oldest winner was Roger Federer at 35 (2017)

Height:
Smallest winner was Rod Laver at 5ft 8in (1969) –

Tallest winner was Richard Krajicek 6ft 5in (1996)

Weight:
The lightest winner was Jimmy Connors 10st 10 –

The heaviest winner was Richard Krajicek 14st

Win Rate:
The highest career win rate for a winner was 82.8 – Novak Djokovic

The lowest career win rate for a winner was 62.1 – Pat Cash

Most Titles:
The one and only Roger Federer: 8 (and counting!)

Birth Country of Wimbledon Champions (1968-2017)

A chart showing which country the Wimbledon champion came from

Age of Wimbledon Champions (1968-2017)

A chart showing the age of the Wimbledon champions

Which Hand the Champions Used (1968-2017)

Chart showing the hand used by Wimbledon champions

Number of Hands Used for Backhands by Champion

Chart showing the number of hands used for a backhand by Wimbledon champions

Height of Winner

The height of the mens Wimbledon champions 1968-2017

Eye Colour of Winner

The eye colour of the Wimbledon mens champions

Hair Colour of Winner

The hair colour of the mens Wimbledon champions 1968-2017

Total Wimbledon Titles Won

Chart showing total number of Wimbledon titles won by each player

Wimbledon Champion Statistics (1968-2017)

YearChampionCountryAge When WonDOBHeight (cm)HeightHandedBackhandWeight (kg)Weight (lb)Weight (St)Hair ColourEye colourAustralian Open TitlesFrench Open TitlesWimbledon TitlesUS Open TitlesWin RateCareer Titles
1968Rod LaverAUS2909/08/19381735 ft. 8 in.L16815010 St 10Strawberry BlondeBlue324279.874
1969Rod LaverAUS3009/08/19381735 ft. 8 in.L16815010 St 10Strawberry BlondeBlue324279.874
1970John NewcombeAUS2623/05/19441836 ft. 0 in.R18017612 St 8BrownBlue203275.968
1971John NewcombeAUS2723/05/19441836 ft. 0 in.R18017612 St 8BrownBlue203275.968
1972Stan SmithUSA2614/03/19461936 ft. 4 in.R18418513 St 3Strawberry BlondeBlue001171.237
1973Jan KodešTCH2701/03/19461755 ft. 9 in.R18117912 St 11BrownBlue02107011
1974Jimmy ConnorsUSA2102/09/19521775 ft. 10 in.L26815010 St 10BlackGreen102581.8109
1975Arthur AsheUSA3210/07/19431886 ft. 2 in.R17316111 St 7BlackBrown101175.233
1976Björn BorgSWE2006/06/19561805 ft. 11 in.R27215911 St 5BlondeBlue065082.764
1977Björn BorgSWE2106/06/19561805 ft. 11 in.R27215911 St 5BlondeBlue065082.764
1978Björn BorgSWE2206/06/19561805 ft. 11 in.R27215911 St 5BlondeBlue065082.764
1979Björn BorgSWE2306/06/19561805 ft. 11 in.R27215911 St 5BlondeBlue065082.764
1980Björn BorgSWE2406/06/19561805 ft. 11 in.R27215911 St 5BlondeBlue065082.764
1981John McEnroeUSA2216/02/19591805 ft. 11 in.L17516511 St 11BrownBlue003481.677
1982Jimmy ConnorsUSA2902/09/19521775 ft. 10 in.L26815010 St 10BlackGreen102581.8109
1983John McEnroeUSA2416/02/19591805 ft. 11 in.L17516511 St 11BrownBlue003481.677
1984John McEnroeUSA2516/02/19591805 ft. 11 in.L17516511 St 11BrownBlue003481.677
1985Boris BeckerFRG1722/11/19671906 ft. 3 in.R18518713 St 5Strawberry BlondeBlue203176.949
1986Boris BeckerFRG1822/11/19671906 ft. 3 in.R18518713 St 5Strawberry BlondeBlue203176.949
1987Pat CashAUS2227/05/19651836 ft. 0 in.R18418513 St 3BrownBlue001062.16
1988Stefan EdbergSWE2219/01/19661886 ft. 2 in.R17717012 St 2BlondeBlue202274.741
1989Boris BeckerFRG2122/11/19671906 ft. 3 in.R18518713 St 5Strawberry BlondeBlue203176.949
1990Stefan EdbergSWE2419/01/19661886 ft. 2 in.R17717012 St 2BlondeBlue202274.741
1991Michael StichGER2218/10/19681936 ft. 4 in.R18017612 St 8BlackBrown001068.618
1992Andre AgassiUSA2229/04/19701805 ft. 11 in.R28017612 St 8BrownBrown411276.168
1993Pete SamprasUSA2112/08/19711856 ft. 1 in.R17717012 St 2BlackHazel207577.464
1994Pete SamprasUSA2212/08/19711856 ft. 1 in.R17717012 St 2BlackHazel207577.464
1995Pete SamprasUSA2312/08/19711856 ft. 1 in.R17717012 St 2BlackBrown207577.464
1996Richard KrajicekNED2506/03/19711966 ft. 5 in.R18919614 St 0BlackGreen001065.217
1997Pete SamprasUSA2512/08/19711856 ft. 1 in.R17717012 St 2BlackHazel207577.464
1998Pete SamprasUSA2612/08/19711856 ft. 1 in.R17717012 St 2BlackHazel207577.464
1999Pete SamprasUSA2712/08/19711856 ft. 1 in.R17717012 St 2BlackHazel207577.464
2000Pete SamprasUSA2812/08/19711856 ft. 1 in.R17717012 St 2BlackHazel207577.464
2001Goran IvaniševicCRO2913/09/19711936 ft. 4 in.L28218112 St 13BlackBlack001064.322
2002Lleyton HewittAUS2124/02/19811805 ft. 11 in.R27717012 St 2BlondeBlue001170.1630
2003Roger FedererSUI2108/08/19811856 ft. 1 in.R18518713 St 5BrownBrown618582.0698
2004Roger FedererSUI2208/08/19811856 ft. 1 in.R18518713 St 5BrownBrown618582.0698
2005Roger FedererSUI2308/08/19811856 ft. 1 in.R18518713 St 5BrownBrown618582.0698
2006Roger FedererSUI2408/08/19811856 ft. 1 in.R18518713 St 5BrownBrown618582.0698
2007Roger FedererSUI2508/08/19811856 ft. 1 in.R18518713 St 5BrownBrown618582.0698
2008Rafael NadalESP2203/06/19861856 ft. 1 in.L28518713 St 5BrownBrown1112382.8479
2009Roger FedererSUI2708/08/19811856 ft. 1 in.R18518713 St 5BrownBrown618582.0698
2010Rafael NadalESP2403/06/19861856 ft. 1 in.L28518713 St 5BrownBrown1112382.8479
2011Novak DjokovicSRB2422/05/19871886 ft. 2 in.R28017612 St 8BlackHazel613282.368
2012Roger FedererSUI3008/08/19811856 ft. 1 in.R18518713 St 5BrownBrown618582.0698
2013Andy MurrayGBR2615/05/19871916 ft. 3 in.R28418513 St 3BrownHazel002178.0745
2014Novak DjokovicSRB2722/05/19871886 ft. 2 in.R28017612 St 8BlackHazel613282.368
2015Novak DjokovicSRB2822/05/19871886 ft. 2 in.R28017612 St 8BlackHazel613282.368
2016Andy MurrayGBR2915/05/19871916 ft. 3 in.R28418513 St 3BrownHazel002178.0745
2017Roger FedererSUI3508/08/19811856 ft. 1 in.R18518713 St 5BrownBrown618582.0698

 

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