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The outstanding male players of Wimbledon are called its Men Legends. Explore the great men players of Wimbledon championship, in the article.

Wimbledon Men Legends

The game of tennis has a huge fan following in many countries of the world and Wimbledon is one of the prominent tournaments of the game. The tennis tournament is held every year, at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. It encompasses a number of events, ranging from Men's Singles, Women's Singles to Mixed Doubles. Both junior and senior level matches are held in Wimbledon. Since its inception, Wimbledon has witnessed tennis players from different countries, to emerge as the legends of the tournament. In this article, we have compiled information on the Wimbledon men legends.

Great Men Players Of Wimbledon Championship

Rod Laver
Born on 9 August 1938, Rod Laver is an Australian player, who entered the arena of Wimbledon champions as a junior, at the tender age of 17, in 1956. He won titles at the Wimbledon four times and finished as the runner up twice. During the heydays, he was in dominant form. Laver managed to grab Australian and French titles and showed some scintillating performances at Wimbledon. He is remembered as the sole male player during the open era to have won a calendar year Grand Slam.

Records At Wimbledon
Singles Champion: 1961, 1962, 1968, 1969
Singles Runner-up: 1959, 1960
Doubles Champion: 1971
Doubles Runner-up: 1959
Mixed Champion: 1959, 1960

James Scott Connors
Fondly known as Jimmy, James Scott Connors was born on September 2, 1952, in East St. Louis, Illinois. The former World No. 1 tennis player has won Grand Slam singles titles for eight times, apart from two Grand Slam doubles titles. He is considered to be one of the top male tennis players. Though Connors never won the French Open, he managed to bag the US Open title in 1976. Connors holds the distinction of being one out of the five players (others being Mats Wilander, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal) to win a Grand Slam singles title on all the three courts (grass, hard and clay).

Record At Wimbledon
Singles Champion: 1974, 1982
Singles Runner-up: 1975, 1977, 1978, 1984
Doubles Champion: 1973

Björn Rune Borg
Swedish player Björn Rune Borg was born on 6 June 1956. He was regarded as one of the outstanding tennis players until 1983, when he retired. He became the youngest winner of Italian championship at the age of 18. The former World No. 1 player was one of the best clay court players of all times. He won 5 Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon. His muscular shoulders were strong enough to lash at the ball with heavy topspin. He is counted as one of the top Wimbledon legends till date.

Record At Wimbledon
Singles Champion: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
Singles Runner-up: 1981

John McEnroe
Born on 16 February 1959, John McEnroe, from USA, is counted to be one amongst the legends of Wimbledon, for his outstanding performance throughout his career. The former World No.1 tennis player grabbed seven Grand Slam titles (three at Wimbledon and four at US Open). He gained the distinction of being a professional tennis player inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, in 1999. After a 12-year break from the professional tours, he made a comeback to the top level doubles competition in 2006.

Records At Wimbledon
Singles Champion: 1981, 1983, 1984
Singles Runner-up: 1980, 1982
Doubles Champion: 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1992
Doubles Runner-up: 1978, 1982

Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras is a legendary US player, who has won the singles title at Wimbledon for as many as seven times, a record that was previously made by William Renshaw. Born on August 12, 1971, in Washington, D.C., Sampras is fondly known as the 'King of Swings'. In a career spanning 15 years, Sampras grabbed Grand Slam Men's Singles titles 14 times. Sampras is considered one of the gems of tennis and is a role model for the young tennis players, who want to make it big in Wimbledon.

Record At Wimbledon
Singles Champion: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000