Roger Federer is unanimously recognized as one of the greatest players of all time. In addition to a sensational career, the Swiss champion contributed to increasing the popularity of tennis in all corners of the planet.
The former ATP No. 1 has experienced real hardship over the past two seasons as she has struggled with a serious right knee injury. The 40-year-old native of Basel played just 13 official games in 2021 and was forced to undergo three operations in 18 months.
The king played his last match at Wimbledon 2021, suffering a clear defeat by Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals. Barring further unforeseen circumstances, the Maestro is expected to return for the Laver Cup, which will be held at the O2 Arena in London from September 23-25.
During a lengthy interview with ‘Punto de Break’, Guillermo Perez crowned Federer the greatest ever. The Swiss legend has won 103 singles titles, including 20 Grand Slams, 28 Masters 1000s and 6 ATP Finals.
Perez reflects on Roger Federer
“There is no discussion, Roger Federer,” Perez said.
“But… each one of them (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic) is the greatest champion of all time. They lasted four generations. (Bjorn) Borg lasted a generation; (Pete) Sampras beat the old and beat the new. four generations!
They will go to the field with a stick and continue to beat them. They are the bosses.” Rafael Nadal set the perfect example on the tennis court. The 22-time Grand Slam champion has proven time and time again that grit and determination can achieve your goals.
Take the example of this year’s Australian Open. In Nadal’s autobiography, Toni describes how his nephew was a well-behaved boy growing up. He said: “Respect for other people, for everyone regardless of who they might be or what they might do, is the starting point of everything.
It is unacceptable for people who had everything in life to treat other people rudely. No, the higher you are, the greater your obligation to treat people with respect. I would hate my nephew if he turned out differently, if he threw tantrums on the court, was grumpy with his opponents and the whole world was watching on TV.
Or, for that matter, being rude to the referees or the fans. I always say, and so do his parents, that it’s more important to be a good person than a good player.”