Rank the last ten Wimbledon champs by level?

Rank the last ten years’ Wimbledon champions by level shown throughout tournament.

Here’s my top ten:
1. Federer 2017 (no sets dropped)
2. Federer 2009
3. Djokovic 2011
4. Murray 2013
5. Djokovic 2015 (Anderson match important blemish)
6. Nadal 2010
7. Federer 2012 (Benneteau)
8. Djokovic 2014
9. Djokovic 2018
10. Murray 2016
 

Raining hopes

Hall of Fame
Rank the last ten years’ Wimbledon champions by level shown throughout tournament.

Here’s my top ten:
1. Federer 2017 (no sets dropped)
2. Federer 2009
3. Djokovic 2011
4. Murray 2013
5. Djokovic 2015 (Anderson match important blemish)
6. Nadal 2010
7. Federer 2012 (Benneteau)
8. Djokovic 2014
9. Djokovic 2018
10. Murray 2016

Depending on how high they could go, not consistency :

1. Djokovic 2015

2. Federer 2012~Djokovic 2014

3. Federer 2009~2011 Novak~ 2012 Murray ~2017 Fred

4. 2010 Nadal ~ 2018 Djokovic

5. Murray 2013

6. 2016 Murray


Had to bring in 2012 Murray because it felt wrong to put his two winning runs at the bottom. He played phenomenally in the final


2017 Fred is a bit overrated. But then I admit he might actually rank higher than that. This is just how I felt.


2015 Novak is scary good. 2014 in F was very very similar just not that mentally strong against a more resilient Fraud.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Depending on how high they could go, not consistency :

1. Djokovic 2015

2. Federer 2012~Djokovic 2014

3. Federer 2009~2011 Novak~ 2012 Murray ~2017 Fred

4. 2010 Nadal ~ 2018 Djokovic

5. Murray 2013

6. 2016 Murray


Had to bring in 2012 Murray because it felt wrong to put his two winning runs at the bottom. He played phenomenally in the final


2017 Fred is a bit overrated. But then I admit he might actually rank higher than that. This is just how I felt.


2015 Novak is scary good. 2014 in F was very very similar just not that mentally strong against a more resilient Fraud.
Pretty much what I would have said but scratching my head a little bit on 2012 Wimbledon Murray being on the level with the others. If it was 2012 Olympic Murray then I would understand a bit more.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Rank the last ten years’ Wimbledon champions by level shown throughout tournament.

Here’s my top ten:
1. Federer 2017 (no sets dropped)
2. Federer 2009
3. Djokovic 2011
4. Murray 2013
5. Djokovic 2015 (Anderson match important blemish)
6. Nadal 2010
7. Federer 2012 (Benneteau)
8. Djokovic 2014
9. Djokovic 2018
10. Murray 2016
I usually agree with most of your points of view but don't quite understand this list. Murray 2013 > Djokovic 2015? Nadal 2010 > Federer 2012? Federer 2017 #1? Hmm..:unsure:
 

Raining hopes

Hall of Fame
Pretty much what I would have said but scratching my head a little bit on 2012 Wimbledon Murray being on the level with the others. If it was 2012 Olympic Murray then I would understand a bit more.
I just wanted to include him. His 2012 grass season did have very good performances, especially the Olympics. So maybe he doesn't belong there as a WB champion but he did play Olympics on the same court and ran both of Fedovic ragged.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
I just wanted to include him. His 2012 grass season did have very good performances, especially the Olympics. So maybe he doesn't belong there as a WB champion but he did play Olympics on the same court and ran both of Fedovic ragged.
Yea he was amazing in the Olympics in 2012. For that reason, I could put him there in 2012.
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
2017 Fred is a bit overrated. But then I admit he might actually rank higher than that. This is just how I felt.
Overrated? It was one of the best all-tournament Slam performances ever. The whole field didn’t even have a hope of taking a set from him that year. Honestly, that was on par with Rafa’s top RG performances (if we consider it is more difficult to break serve on grass, so the sets cannot be that lopsided).
 
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Raining hopes

Hall of Fame
If I had to go for all of them since 2003, again about the heights not consistency

1. 2003 Fraud
2. 2004 Fraud~ 2006 Fraud
3. 2005 Fraud ~ Djokovic 2015
4. 2007 Fraud ~ 2008 Rafa>=5.Federer 2012~Djokovic 2014

6.Federer 2009~2011 Novak~ 2012 Murray ~2017 Fred

7. 2010 Nadal ~ 2018 Djokovic

8.Murray 2013

9.2016 Murray


If I had to add Rafa 2007 F , I would add him along with 2008 one.
 
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I usually agree with most of your points of view but don't quite understand this list. Murray 2013 > Djokovic 2015? Nadal 2010 > Federer 2012? Federer 2017 #1? Hmm..:unsure:
Yeah I know that this (or really any list) will have major question marks.
Obviously 2017 Fed had an easier path than many others.
 

Sabratha

Talk Tennis Guru
I just wanted to include him. His 2012 grass season did have very good performances, especially the Olympics. So maybe he doesn't belong there as a WB champion but he did play Olympics on the same court and ran both of Fedovic ragged.
Lol.

Hewitt's beaten both Sampras and Federer on grass multiple times and is never given any dues.

Murray could only beat Federer once in a major (AO 13) and he nearly lost in the process + Federer was gassed and injured to boot.

2015 Wimbledon ring a bell?
 
Depending on how high they could go, not consistency :

1. Djokovic 2015

2. Federer 2012~Djokovic 2014

3. Federer 2009~2011 Novak~ 2012 Murray ~2017 Fred

4. 2010 Nadal ~ 2018 Djokovic

5. Murray 2013

6. 2016 Murray


Had to bring in 2012 Murray because it felt wrong to put his two winning runs at the bottom. He played phenomenally in the final


2017 Fred is a bit overrated. But then I admit he might actually rank higher than that. This is just how I felt.


2015 Novak is scary good. 2014 in F was very very similar just not that mentally strong against a more resilient Fraud.
So the guy that won in straight sets over the guy at the top of your list is at the bottom?
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
I will also never understand why 2003 is rated so high. It was emotional as it was his first Slam win, but in level of play?

Firstly, he lost a set to Mardy Fish. Secondly, if people really want to demote 2017 by quality of opponents, then how can Roddick and especially Philippoussis (in 2 tiebreaks) be that much bigger wins than against Raonic, Berdych and Cilic?

Beating Roddick in 3 sets was impressive that day, but the future showed that is was rather normal for Federer to dominate in that match-up. He also already HAD his number and never lost to him BEFORE that Wimbledon match. So let me say it this way: At least it isn’t the one single factor which makes 2003 the best performance.

For me even if we consider Federer alone, then 2005, 2006 and 2017 are all above 2003.
 

Sabratha

Talk Tennis Guru
I will also never understand why 2003 is rated so high. It was emotional as it was his first Slam win, but in level of play?

Firstly, he lost a set to Mardy Fish. Secondly, if people really want to demote 2017 by quality of opponents, then how can Roddick and especially Philippoussis (in 2 tiebreaks) be that much bigger wins than against Raonic, Berdych and Cilic?

Beating Roddick in 3 sets was impressive that day, but the future showed that is was rather normal for Federer to dominate in that match-up. He also already HAD his number and never lost to him BEFORE that Wimbledon match. So let me say it this way: At least it isn’t the one single factor which makes 2003 the best performance.

For me even if we consider Federer alone, then 2005, 2006 and 2017 are all above 2003.
Because Cilic, Raonic and especially Berdych are mugs of the highest order.
 

Grampa

Semi-Pro
1. Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2015
2. Roger Federer Wimbledon 2009
3. Roger Federer Wimbledon 2012
4. Rafael Nadal Wimbledon 2010
5. Roger Federer Wimbledon 2017
6. Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2014
7. Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2011
8. Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2018
9. Andy Murray Wimbledon 2016
10. Andy Murray Wimbledon 2013

1~2, 3, 4-9 are pretty much similar and hence interchangeable, then 10. I am talking about their highest levels shown for some matches, not taking into account any injuries.
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
Because Cilic, Raonic and especially Berdych are mugs of the highest order.
I don’t rate them very high as well, but Philippoussis is not greater IMO. And Roddick had the game which was seemingly made for being ripped apart by Federer. Wimbledon 2009 was just a bad and nervous performance by Federer.
 

Russeljones

G.O.A.T.
I will also never understand why 2003 is rated so high. It was emotional as it was his first Slam win, but in level of play?

Firstly, he lost a set to Mardy Fish. Secondly, if people really want to demote 2017 by quality of opponents, then how can Roddick and especially Philippoussis (in 2 tiebreaks) be that much bigger wins than against Raonic, Berdych and Cilic?

Beating Roddick in 3 sets was impressive that day, but the future showed that is was rather normal for Federer to dominate in that match-up. He also already HAD his number and never lost to him BEFORE that Wimbledon match. So let me say it this way: At least it isn’t the one single factor which makes 2003 the best performance.

For me even if we consider Federer alone, then 2005, 2006 and 2017 are all above 2003.
What? 2017 is nowhere near his levels of the previous decade. This is a pantomime now.
 

Sabratha

Talk Tennis Guru
I don’t rate them very high as well, but Philippoussis is not greater IMO. And Roddick had the game which was seemingly made for being ripped apart by Federer. Wimbledon 2009 was just a bad and nervous performance by Federer.
Scud took out Agassi on the way to that final. Had several very good performances actually. I'd probably rate his level on par or similar to Kevin Anderson last year. Roddick beat Federer less than a month later in Montreal and ended '03 at #1. He also took the first set and ruffled Federer's feathers in the final the next year so beating him in straight sets (in the form of his life) is not to be underestimated.

And I disagree. Roddick was a more complete player in '09 than previous years and his new tactics once again ruffled Federer's feathers.
 

Sport

Legend
1. Nadal Wimbledon 2008
2. Djokovic Wimbledon 2011
3. Nadal Wimbledon 2010
4. Djokovic Wimbledon 2015
5. Djokovic Wimbledon 2014
6. Djokovic Wimbledon 2018
7. Federer Wimbledon 2009
8. Federer Wimbledon 2012
9. Federer Wimbledon 2017
9. Murray Wimbledon 2013
10. Murray Wimbledon 2016
 

Third Serve

Hall of Fame
1. Nadal Wimbledon 2008
2. Djokovic Wimbledon 2011
3. Nadal Wimbledon 2010
4. Djokovic Wimbledon 2015
5. Djokovic Wimbledon 2014
6. Djokovic Wimbledon 2018
7. Federer Wimbledon 2009
8. Federer Wimbledon 2012
9. Federer Wimbledon 2017
9. Murray Wimbledon 2013
10. Murray Wimbledon 2016
Past ten years. That goes back to 2009 so you should take off your No. 1 pick.
 
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N01E

Semi-Pro
Putting Wimbledon '17 at the top makes as much sense as doing the same with AO'18 for the respective list. That was your typical "OMG GOAT untill facing Novak" level.
 

Ann

Hall of Fame
1. Nadal Wimbledon 2008
2. Djokovic Wimbledon 2011
3. Nadal Wimbledon 2010
4. Djokovic Wimbledon 2015
5. Djokovic Wimbledon 2014
6. Djokovic Wimbledon 2018
7. Federer Wimbledon 2009
8. Federer Wimbledon 2012
9. Federer Wimbledon 2017
9. Murray Wimbledon 2013
10. Murray Wimbledon 2016
You really have lost all perspective and grasp on reality. You've gone full-on octopus and are now utterly insufferable.
 
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BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
1. Nadal Wimbledon 2008
2. Djokovic Wimbledon 2011
3. Nadal Wimbledon 2010
4. Djokovic Wimbledon 2015
5. Djokovic Wimbledon 2014
6. Djokovic Wimbledon 2018
7. Federer Wimbledon 2009
8. Federer Wimbledon 2012
9. Federer Wimbledon 2017
9. Murray Wimbledon 2013
10. Murray Wimbledon 2016
Sport, seriously: you have either gone full on troll or have become mentally unstable. Seek help, please, if it's the latter.
 

aman92

Hall of Fame
1. Nadal Wimbledon 2008
2. Djokovic Wimbledon 2011
3. Nadal Wimbledon 2010
4. Djokovic Wimbledon 2015
5. Djokovic Wimbledon 2014
6. Djokovic Wimbledon 2018
7. Federer Wimbledon 2009
8. Federer Wimbledon 2012
9. Federer Wimbledon 2017
9. Murray Wimbledon 2013
10. Murray Wimbledon 2016
Lolol.. Even as a Nadal fan, ranking his 2010 Wimbledon in the top 3 is beyond absurd...
 

augustobt

Legend
Did you see the same Benneteau match that I saw?
But Benneteau on Indoor conditions was a tough matchup for Fraud - he actually won their previous and next encounter under that circumstances. He was hitting every bomb in, untouchable on serve. Federer had to fight hard and displayed an incredible level at some parts of the third and fourth set. Just like Djokovic had to deal with Anderson in 2015... both raised their levels in really tough early matches.
 

Third Serve

Hall of Fame
Anyone who's putting 2010 Nadal near the top needs a massive reality check.

The draw:
R1: Nishikori (WC) - 6-2 6-4 6-4
R2: Haase (PR) - 5-7 6-2 3-6 6-0 6-3
R3: Petzschner (33) - 6-4 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-3
R4: Mathieu - 6-4 6-2 6-2
QF: Soderling (6) - 3-6 6-3 7-6 6-1
SF: Murray (4) - 6-4 7-6 6-4
F: Berdych (12) - 6-3 7-5 6-4

Dropping five sets in a draw as easy as this one is not a dominant performance at all.
 

Raining hopes

Hall of Fame
I will also never understand why 2003 is rated so high. It was emotional as it was his first Slam win, but in level of play?

Firstly, he lost a set to Mardy Fish. Secondly, if people really want to demote 2017 by quality of opponents, then how can Roddick and especially Philippoussis (in 2 tiebreaks) be that much bigger wins than against Raonic, Berdych and Cilic?

Beating Roddick in 3 sets was impressive that day, but the future showed that is was rather normal for Federer to dominate in that match-up. He also already HAD his number and never lost to him BEFORE that Wimbledon match. So let me say it this way: At least it isn’t the one single factor which makes 2003 the best performance.

For me even if we consider Federer alone, then 2005, 2006 and 2017 are all above 2003.

2003 -SF is his highest level on the surface most probably. Crazy movement and exceptional firepower.

Last 2 sets were pretty good.
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
Fed 09, Djok 15, Djok 11, Nadal 10 (level in SF/F was superb though and could compete with/beat any of the top 3), Fed 12(similar, QF-F level was superb), Djok 14, Fed 17, Murray 13, Djok 18, Murray 16.
 
But Benneteau on Indoor conditions was a tough matchup for Fraud - he actually won their previous and next encounter under that circumstances. He was hitting every bomb in, untouchable on serve. Federer had to fight hard and displayed an incredible level at some parts of the third and fourth set. Just like Djokovic had to deal with Anderson in 2015... both raised their levels in really tough early matches.
I agree that 2012 Fed was awesome at end of tournament but hard to imagine some of the other guys on the list dropping two sets to JB, even if he was zoning...
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Fed 09, Djok 15, Djok 11, Nadal 10 (level in SF/F was superb though and could compete with/beat any of the top 3), Fed 12(similar, QF-F level was superb), Djok 14, Fed 17, Murray 13, Djok 18, Murray 16.
Agree with this though I don't see 2013 Murray stopping Nadal in the 2018 SF, would switch those around.
 
Fed 09, Djok 15, Djok 11, Nadal 10 (level in SF/F was superb though and could compete with/beat any of the top 3), Fed 12(similar, QF-F level was superb), Djok 14, Fed 17, Murray 13, Djok 18, Murray 16.
Fed 2009 was high on my list too, but let’s not forget how close he was to being down two sets to love against A-Rod. Basically Roddick gifted him the second set breaker off an awful missed volley.
 

Pheasant

Hall of Fame
Ranking the top 50 Wimbledon champs of the Open Era:

1. Djoker 2011
2. Djoker 2015
3. Djoker 2014
4. Djoker 2018
5. Nadal 2008
6. Nadal 2010
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43. Federer 2017
44. Federer 2009
45. Federer 2012
46. Federer 2007
47. Federer 2004
48. Federer 2006
49. Federer 2005
50. Federer 2003
 
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