Wimbledon produced some outstanding moments on the court this year, but off it was where fans were able to make their mark.

For Christopher Fava - also know as Strawberry Man - the yearly trip from California to the tennis is about more than seeing superstars of the sport perform.

It is a time where he can bring a bit of laughter to those around him with his array of wacky outfits.

"I began the tradition, not knowing it was going to be a tradition, back in 2013," he said.

"I had quit my 9-5 job in 2012 and took some time off with money saved.

"I bought a one-way ticket to Paris for the French Open and the following month I went to Wimbledon where it started."

He said the day before who had an idea to dress up so that friends and family might spot him on TV. And dress up he did as he donned a giant strawberry costume.

"I thought the juxtaposition of a costume like, contrasted with atmosphere of Wimbledon, could be a recipe for something special," Mr Fava added.

"And the rest is really history."

But the tradition nearly died there.

With expectations set so high, friends and family encouraged him to stop, saying he would be hard pressed to top that effort.

But he persevered and now he has become something of a cult figure.

"I just kept trying to keep having fun with it and seeing where it'd take me," he said.

"I never expected for my costumes to be in the museum - but now three are, including this year's."

He hopes to keep pushing himself each year moving forward, to see what other ideas he can come up with.

"One of the reasons I keep doing it is because I love to give people something they'd never expect to see, especially at Wimbledon," he said.

"The fans, the tournament they all have a good time with it so that keeps me going.

"They now consider me an institution on Manic Monday, which is absolutely unreal to me, so I've got a clear-cut path now that I gotta live up to.

"And happily so. I'm very fortunate to be in this position. I really just do it and have fun with it and let the chips fall where they may."