Is Roger Federer the strongest tennis player of all time? We are at the end of the year, and like every season we make a general assessment, with considerations on the world of tennis at 360 degrees. The Swiss Maestro is an icon of men's sport: class, talent, elegance, technique, determination, desire to amaze the world, and all generations of tennis fans.
Want to be the strongest one. This year, Federer played one of the best season of his career, winning two Grans Slams, in Melbourne and London, and a total of seven titles. He defeated his nemesis Rafael Nadal four times, and he likely showed the most beautiful court of his professional life.
In his career he has also had very negative moments and periods, but nevertheless, at 36, he has managed to win 19 Grand Slam titles in singles. He is the most titled tennis player of history in men's singles. He also won a gold medal in doubles (along Stan Wawrinka) in Beijing, and the silver medal in singles, in London.
A series of victories that brought him among the immortal legends of every sports, among champions like Pelé, Diego Maradona, Michael Jordan or Michael Schumacher. In his career he has faced rivals such as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Andy Roddik, Andre Agassi, Juan Martin del Potro and Pete Sampras.
It would be very nice to have been able to see her plays against tennis players like Bill Tilden, René Lacoste, Fred Perry, Rod Laver, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker. They were other times. Let's imagine that McEnroe could play our time, with today's rackets, diet and current athletic training.
Would Federer have found another formidable adversary, like the others who is using to play; Nadal, Djokovic or Murray? There are a lot of variables at stake, so we will not get over it, but we will leave to you, in the survey, the answer to this question!