A popular figure at SW19, Okker got to the second week of the singles on nine occasions. Mark Philippousis (Australia) The bandana-wearing Aussie, nicknamed the Scud for his booming serves, notched 46 aces in his five-set win over Agassi en route to reaching the 2003 final only to lose in straight sets against Federer. Daniel Nestor (Canada) Left-hander partnered Zimonjic to success in 2008 and 09 (beating the Bryan brothers for their second triumph) and added a mixed doubles title to his CV in 2013 alongside Kristina Mladenovic. Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) The defending champion alongside Sam Stosur in the mixed doubles, Zimonjic who is related to Bogdan Zimonjic a former guerrilla leader, also won two doubles titles alongside Daniel Nestor. Frew Mc Millan (South Africa) Won the doubles and mixed titles twice alongside now-disgraced men’s player Hewitt and Holland’s Betty Stove.Will be a familiar voice during this year’s Wimbledon coverage as a commentator on Radio Five Live. Bob Hewitt (Australia) Two-times doubles winner in the open era, Hewitt was indefinitely suspended from International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012 when allegations first emerged concernding sexual misconduct involving Hewitt and minor students he coached.
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A semi-finalist on four occasions, the Brit blew his best chance of glory in 2001 when he let a two sets to one lead slip against Goran Ivanisevic in a rain-interrupted three-day marathon. Jonas Bjorkman (Sweden) Andy Murray’s former coach was a fine player in his day, and lifted the men’s doubles title on three occasions.
Bjorkman was also twice a beaten finalist in the mixed doubles, and reached the semi-final of the singles in 2006. Ilie Nastase (Romania) The man they nicknamed ‘Nasty’ got to two singles finals, and won three doubles titles.
Also reached the semi-final in 1983 when he lost to Chris Lewis in five sets. Paul Mc Namee (Australia) Very much a doubles specialist, Mc Namee won three titles at Wimbledon.
Two of those came in the men’s doubles, with compatriot Peter Mc Namara, as well as a mixed doubles success with Martina Navratilova. Tom Okker (Holland) The solid Dutchman reached the semi-finals in 1978, having got to the final of the doubles nine years earlier.
Charlie Pasarell (USA) Reached the quarter-final in 1976, and wrote himself into Wimbledon folklore when he played a 5 hour, 12 minute epic against Pancho Gonzales.Pasarell’s 22–24, 1–6, 16–14, 6–3, 11–9 defeat was, until 2010, the longest match in Wimbledon history. Nikki Pilic (Yugoslavia) A semi-finalist in 1967, and the catalyst for the 1973 boycott, when in protest at his ban by the ITF for not playing in a David Cup match, 81 of Pilić's fellow professionals, including 13 of the 16 seeds, withdrew from that year’s Wimbledon. Kevin Curren (South Africa/USA) Marched into the 1985 final with stunning straight sets wins against Stefan Edberg, John Mc Enroe and Jimmy Connors, before being stopped in his tracks by a 17-year-old Boris Becker.Earlier this year he was found guilty of rape and sexual assault and was jailed for six years. Mats Wilander (Sweden) A winner-of seven slam singles titles, the quarter-finals was the best the Swede, who was renown for his great court sense and footwork rather than powerful groundstrokes, could muster. Bob Bryan (USA) One half of the most-famous twins and ‘chest-bumpers’ ever in men’s tennis and winner of three Wimbledon doubles titles.Tore himself away from brother Mike for long enough to win the mixed title in 2008 alongside Sam Stosur. Tim Henman (Great Britain) Tiger Tim was a Prince on grass, but sadly never the King.To ensure that I can continue updates, older images will be replaced with newer ones.To see the full list of images I do have then see the special offer here.