Former ATP ace pays tribute to Roger Federer

Former ATP ace pays tribute to Roger Federer

Roger Federer is unanimously recognized as one of the greatest players of all time. In addition to a sensational career, the Swiss champion has helped increase the popularity of tennis in all parts of the world.

The former ATP No. 1 has endured real ordeal for the past two seasons after dealing with a serious right knee injury. The 40-year-old Basel native played just 13 competitive games in 2021 and has had three surgeries in 18 months.

The King played his last game at Wimbledon 2021, suffering a resounding defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals. Barring any further unforeseen circumstances, the Maestro should return to the Laver Cup, which will be played September 23-25 ​​at the O2 Arena in London.

During a lengthy interview with ‘Punto de Break’, Guillermo Perez crowned Federer the greatest of all time. The Swiss legend has won 103 singles titles, including 20 Grand Slams, 28 Masters 1000 and 6 ATP Finals.

Perez reflects on Roger Federer

“There is no discussion, Roger Federer,” said Perez.

“But… everyone (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic) is the greatest champion of all time. They have survived four generations. (Bjorn) Borg has survived a generation; (Pete) Sampras punched the old one and punched a new one. These guys have beaten four generations!

They will go to the field with the stick and they will keep hitting them. They are bosses.” Rafael Nadal has set a perfect example on the tennis court. The 22-time Grand Slam champion has proven time and time again that with courage and determination you can achieve your goals.

Take the example of the Australian Open earlier this year. In Nadal’s autobiography, Toni describes how his nephew was a well-mannered boy growing up. He said: “Respect for other people, for everyone, no matter who they are or what they do, is the starting point of everything.

What is unacceptable is that people who have had everything in life should be rude to other people. No, the higher you are, the greater your duty to treat people with respect. I would have hated if my nephew had turned out differently, if he’d had tantrums on the pitch, if he’d been rude to his opponents, in front of the whole world on TV.

Or otherwise being rude to the referees or the fans. I always say, and so do his parents, that being a good person is more important than being a good player.”

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