Roger Federer the legend

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Roger Federer the legend

After claiming his record 18th Grand slam title last month, most tennis critics and analysts have reckoned Roger Federer as the all-time greatest tennis player.

He is one of the eight male tennis players to have won the career Grand Slam or all the Grand Slam tournaments – Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.


He has been named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for four years on the trot between 2005 and 2008.

In 2016 ESPN named him as the greatest ever tennis player for his outstanding record for the past 18 years after turning professional in 1998.

He also holds the unique record of being the top 10 ATP ranked players from October 2002 to November 2016 and holding the number one position for 302 weeks.

His Grand Slams include seven Wimbledon titles, five US Open titles, five Australian Open titles and one French Open title.

He has also won a record six ATP World Tour Finals, two Olympic Medals and was also a member of the Switzerland team which won the prestigious Davis Cup in 2014.  

Not only that, Federer has also won the mixed doubles tournament Hopman Cup teaming with fellow Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis in 2001.


He is also well-known for his cool deportment and poignant control on the tennis court. In contradiction of his early career, the bulk of his professional game has been exemplified by the lack of flare-ups or emotional aggravation at errors, which gives him an advantage over his short-tempered rivals.

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he is great!

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