Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Roger Federer- still a force to reckon with

How can one write off Roger Federer so soon? He is still a great serve and vally player and may be the last of the kind. He is still treat to watch on the court and a top draw. He may not be having a great run lately and with age catching up, he is vulnerable to youger players but the fact of the matter is that he has got so much more tennis left in him. For example, Tiger woods was totally invincible in the Game of Golf couple of years back and everyone was talking about him beating the record of Jack Niklaus who won 73 titles including 18 Majors in the span of 25 years.Tiger Wood has won 79 titles inlcuding 14 majors in the span of 18 years but his last US Msjor was won in the year 2008 and it has been five years sice he won a Major. The aura of invincibility has been uncovered and other Golfers are not afraid to face off Tiger anymore. Same with Roger Federer. He was unbeatable during his peak and with players like Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal catching up with him, he may not find it easy to win a Grand Slam like US, Wimbledon, French and Australian Open again, but he is still capable of throwing a surprise. But with 17 grand slams( 4- australian,1- french, 5- US and 7 - Wimbledon), I doubt whether any of his current contemporaries have the capabilities to beat his record, nearest being Nadal at 12 grandslams. In this era of slambang tennis, Roger Federer will be seen as an outstanding player who has won all the grandslams including Olympic title. That shows the class of the man in this Era of Power Tennis.

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