As 2012 closes another Wimbledon, it’s a time to reflect on the latest championship success from Roger Federer. The Championships of Wimbledon is the North Star of tennis in displaying to the world who is ruler of his era. Success is prized forever.
Each year’s Wimbledon champion is also linked with all who have preceded him. Occasionally, his match may define a mini-era or signal a shift of a new chapter or mini-dynasty to come. There are only a handful of truly defining matches.
The following is a look back at eight Gentlemen’s Singles matches that represented a particular mini-era in Wimbledon’s history.