'That's what makes Roger Federer superior to others', says former ace

“That’s what makes Roger Federer superior to others,” says the former ace

Roger Federer played his last match at the Laver Cup, playing a doubles game alongside his longtime rival Rafael Nadal. The two lost to Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, but it was still great to see the King again after more than a year away.

The Swiss phenomenon was struggling to get back into shape, but early in the summer he realized he couldn’t be more competitive at a high level. The 41-year-old from Basel underwent a resonance in July, the result of which has convinced him to say enough.

The former world number one had attempted a timid comeback last year but only played 13 competitive games without ever feeling like he could win the major tournaments. After reaching the round of 16 in Roland Garros and the quarter-finals in Wimbledon, the 20-time Grand Slam champion had announced another operation.

The maestro calmly accepted the idea of ​​retiring and promised that he would not leave tennis. In an interview with ‘iDnes’, Tomas Berdych explained why Federer deserves to be considered the greatest of all time.

Berdych praises King Roger

“Anyone who wanted to compare the biggest aces by numbers would find arguments for different players. The number of Grand Slam titles is perhaps the most objective measure, but there are athletes who have made a big mark.

I think Roger Federer will make a bigger dent than Djokovic. I think he’s a bigger icon than Nadal. Maybe because he started this great era. What he did for tennis cannot be matched by any results,” said Berdych. After Federer’s retirement, Berdych explained that because of the Swiss’s skill and performance on the court, many fans started watching matches and even started playing .

“There have been a lot of people who have watched matches or started playing themselves because of his ability and performance on the pitch. That makes him superior to others. Although of course I can understand if a fan finds something special about Nadal, Djokovic or other players,” he said.

Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles during his career, but in his retirement message he had revealed that he sees his life outside of tennis. This includes his family and other out-of-court efforts. The fans couldn’t hold on to the extra long hug between Mirka Federer and Rafael Nadal. One fan tweeted: “Love that Mirka understood and also wanted to give Rafa the biggest hug love it sm”.

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