It all started on July 1 and ends on July 14: The Championships, Wimbledon. There to time it all: Rolex.
In fact, Rolex has been the Official Timekeeper of The Championships — the third Grand Slam event of the year — for more than 40 years. It also supports all four Grand Slam tournaments, as well as major organizations that administer the game globally, and champions of the sport. Among its brand ambassadors: the famed Roger Federer, who, over the course of 20 Wimbledon appearances, has made Centre Court his second home. It was here 10 years ago that he claimed his sixth title and arguably the greatest Grand Slam victory of his career. With this win, he secured his 15th Grand Slam title and took sole ownership of the record for most Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles titles in the Open era. Since that memorable year, he has captured two further Wimbledon titles, bringing his total to eight. He has now claimed more Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles titles that any other player in the history of the game.
“Ten years ago I had one of the best years of my career. To win Roland-Garros for the first time was special, but to then win my record 15th Grand Slam at Wimbledon was unbelievable,” said Federer. “Wimbledon holds such a special place in my heart. It is where I always feel at home and I look forward to returning every year.”
Federer was joined at the All England Club by other Rolex Testimonees who have enjoyed Wimbledon success, including ladies’ singles champion Angelique Kerber of Germany and 2017 winner Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain, as well as Sloane Stephens of the United States, Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki and Austrian Dominic Thiem, among others.