No. 3 player in the world Roger Federer has had one of the greatest careers in tennis history, and Wimbledon has been this talent's specialty.
Six of FedEx's 16 Grand Slam titles have come at these London Championships, with his most recent title coming in 2009. His dominance on the grass has been superb for the entirety of his career, with Wimbledon being the stage he has dominated with greatest ease.
Federer is off to the right start in 2012 with a 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 win, demolishing Spanish star Albert Ramos in straight sets to start the tournament.
For the countless moments where Federer has shined in London, these are the four greatest moments of Federer's career at the Wimbledon Championships.
Yes, even a loss cracks the list of greatest moments of Roger Federer's Wimbledon career.
This loss to Rafael Nadal was one of the greatest matches in tournament history. It was a match in which Federer crawled out of a two-set deficit after winning both the third and fourth sets in tiebreak fashion.
The fifth set is where fatigue would finally set in, as Nadal took the set 9-7 after what was a neverending battle to close out the match.
After three quarterfinals appearances in four seasons, Philippoussis was ready to give Roger Federer the match of his life in 2003.
Yet Federer—as sound a player in the pressure moments as has ever graced the sport—took down the streaking Philippoussis in three sets to seal the deal in London. The straight-set victory included two sets that were won in tiebreak fashion.
Philippoussis was as hot as any player was at the time—boasting one of the top service games in all of tennis. However, Federer's game proved too much to handle, as he went on to erupt as a tennis great.
This was the first of the five consecutive Wimbledon titles Federer would earn—winning the tournament from 2003-2007 before losing to Rafael Nadal in 2008.
Rafael Nadal was as fierce a talent as any in 2007 and was threatening Roger Federer's dominance over the sport.
Nadal came into the match dropping just five sets the entire tournament and was fresh off of a victory over Novak Djokovic. However, in spite of the success Nadal had that season and in the tourney, Federer won two of his three sets in tiebreak fashion and beat Nadal down when necessary to win the title.
It was a monumental and telling victory in the sport, as it was clear that FedEx was not willing to give the throne to Nadal just yet.
It was arguably the most touching moment in the career of Roger Federer when he held up his sixth and most recent Wimbledon title.
The record-breaking performance gave the tennis great his 15th Grand Slam title. Passing Pete Sampras for the most Grand Slams of all time was undoubtedly the proudest moment in his memorable career.
Roddick gave him one of the tougher matches he had ever faced in his tennis career—forcing the final set to a 16-14 finish.
Now with 16 to his name, Federer has undoubtedly set the standard for coming up in the clutch on the grandest of stages. Yet it was this moment that truly defined his greatness and put him into legendary status in the tennis world.