Roger Federer won Wimbledon on eight occasions (Adam Davy/PA) (PA Wire) Roger Federer has announced he will retire at the age of 41.
Swiss great secured eight of his 20 grand slam titles at Wimbledon.
Federer suffered first-round defeats in 1999 and 2000 at SW19 before reaching the quarter-finals in 2001, losing to former
British number one Tim Henman.
Here, the PA news agency tracks Federer’s remarkable Wimbledon journey in pictures.
2001 Roger Federer suffered a quarter-final exit at the hands of Tim Henman in 2001 (Tom Hevezi/PA) (PA Archive) 2002 In 2002, Federer crashed out in the first round after losing in straight sets to Mario Ancic (Rebecca Naden/PA) (PA Archive) 2003 Federer celebrates after winning his first Wimbledon title. He saw off Mark Philippoussis in straight sets (Rebecca Naden/PA) (PA Wire) 2004 In 2004, Federer earned his second title at SW19 with victory over Andy Roddick (PA Archive) (PA Archive) 2005 Federer beat Roddick in the final for a second consecutive year to seal his third SW19 title (PA Archive) (PA Archive) 2006 Federer shakes hands with Nadal after seeing off the Spaniard in four sets to secure a fourth straight Wimbledon title (Fiona Hanson/PA) (PA Archive) 2007 Federer sinks to his knees after beating Nadal in the 2007 final to take the title for a fifth time (Rebecca Naden/PA) (PA Archive) 2008 In 2008, Federer was a beaten finalist after Nadal triumphed in one of the all-time classic finals on Centre Court (Sean Dempsey/PA) (PA Archive) 2009 The Swiss returned to winning ways in 2009 with victory over Roddick to claim his sixth SW19 championship (Owen Humphreys/PA) (PA Archive) 2010 Tomas Berdych ended Federer’s 2010 championships with victory against the reigning champion in the last eight (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Archive) 2011 In 2011, Federer failed to make it beyond the quarter-finals for a second straight year following defeat to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (PA Wire) (PA Archive) 2012 Federer secured his seventh Wimbledon crown after beating Andy Murray (Adam Davy/PA) (PA Archive) 2013 Federer suffered a surprise second-round exit to Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013 (PA Archive/PA Images) (PA Archive) 2014 Federer came up short of clinching an eighth SW19 triumph after losing to Novak Djokovic (Sang Tan/POOL Wire/PA) (PA Archive) 2015 Federer lost in the final to Djokovic for a second successive year (PA Archive/PA Images) (PA Archive) 2016 Milos Raonic held his nerve to defeat Federer in five sets and reach the 2016 final (Steve Paston/PA) (PA Archive) 2017 Federer celebrates after winning a record eighth Wimbledon title with victory against Marin Cilic (PA Archive/PA Images) (PA Archive) 2018 Federer suffered a shock quarter-final defeat to Kevin Anderson in 2018 (John Walton/PA) (PA Archive) 2019 In what would prove to be his last appearance in the final at Wimbledon, Federer failed to take a ninth title after losing to Djokovic (PA Archive/PA Images) (PA Archive) 2021 Roger Federer waves goodbye to the Wimbledon crowd for the final time after he suffered a last-eight exit to Hubert Hurkacz (PA Archive/PA Images) (PA Archive)