Roger Federer: the gift that keeps on giving

Ed Angeli
Ed Angeli
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“I don’t think, that you can always – you can ever – get your game to perfection, you know. Only if you’re Federer.”

Novak Djokovic

For all the superlatives that surround Roger Federer: class, gentleman, legend, all-time great; the list could go on for as long as the Swiss man’s CV, but these words from Djokovic are the ones that standout. Why? Roger has achieved what every world-class athlete aspires to: perfection.

Floating around the court, making a very technical game look so easy; the great man has perfected it. 28 Grand Slam finals, 302 weeks in the No. 1 spot, $103,990,195 in prize money (and counting); the 35-year-old is simply in a league on his own.

Following the Swiss man’s recent triumph at the Miami Open in straight sets over Rafa Nadal, he’s now equalled his best start to a season since 2006. Phenomenal considering he missed half of last season with injury.

However, what ranks as Roger’s greatest triumph…

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Agree with the decisions? In a list of victories that can not be compared to, Federer only looks to adding to his collection following his run of 19 wins and one defeat.

The Swiss is looking at taking a two-month break to rest for the French Open:

“I’m not 24 any more so things have changed in a big way and I probably won’t play any clay-court event except the French.”

On a surface he’s only won once due to its slower nature which works against his aggressive and offensive approach, Roger’s rest from the sport leading up the tournament could prove vitally important. But, with his current form, and with the second-half of the season favouring the faster surfaces, Roger could reach the unthinkable 20-Grand Slam mark.

Pure sporting perfection.

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