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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Federer and Graf ahead in champions' poll

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Roger Federer

Figures released today reveal the current standing in the public vote on the greatest Wimbledon champion of all time, with Roger Federer and Steffi Graf leading the men’s and women’s divisions respectively.

The HSBC Champions of Wimbledon poll was launched earlier this month and tennis fans across the world have been voting in their tens of thousands on the Wimbledon website (

Nearly 60,000 combined votes for the men’s and women’s champions have been cast and Federer has amassed an incredible 74 per cent of the men’s vote. The voting remains open until midnight on 3 July so there is still time for all the Sampras and Borg fans to turn the tables.

It’s proving harder to pick a clear winner in the women’s vote, with Graf edging just ahead of Martina Navratilova. The current women’s Wimbledon Champion, Venus Williams, is not far behind either and a strong performance in this year’s Championships might attract enough votes to take top spot.

Nine-times Wimbledon champion and HSBC ambassador Martina Navratilova is a strong believer in the statistics, saying “numbers don’t lie”. With voting open until the end of the week, time will tell if this is reflected in the voting.

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