'Roger Federer never gives the feeling of getting tired', says former star

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'Roger Federer never gives the feeling of getting tired', says former star

Novak Djokovic never tires of making “white sport” history. It doesn't matter if he is a Grand Slams, Masters 1000 or ATP events, it was now at the Olympics where he equaled a new record. The 34-year-old Serbian tennis player and current world number one, caught up with the Swiss Roger Federer with the highest number of victories in Olympic competition.

With the one obtained today on the Japanese Kei Nishikori, “Nole” reached a total of 13 games won in four competitions. In the same register, Federer was left with total security that he will not be able to continue increasing that figure.

It seems a matter of time for Djokovic to be alone, since tomorrow he will face in the semifinals of Tokyo 2020 the winner of the duel between the German Alexander Zverev and the French Jeremy Chardy. He could well leave Japan with 15 hits, a figure that would be very high for future editions.

The next in the historical list are the British Andy Murray with 12, after his two coronations in both London 2012 and Rio 2016. Nishikori (11), Chilean Fernando González (10), Argentine Juan Martín del Potro (10) and Spanish Rafael Nadal (10) are the next in the standings.

In this way Novak Djokovic assaults a new record that was held by Roger Federer at the Olympic Games, awaiting a semi-final where he will again be a wide favorite.

Wilander opens up on Roger Federer

In a recent interview with Eurosport, former World No.

1 Mats Wilander talked about Roger Federer. "Yeah (I was in heaven watching Roger Federer)," Wilander said. "I mean he's so graceful, it really looked like he hasn't been away at all first of all. But he's so graceful, everything he does - drop shots, the sliced backhands, the serve and volley - every single shot he hits makes me awkward, like an awful tennis player."

Wilander believes Roger Federer's best attribute is his ability to play within his limits. "It seems that he does not sweat, he never gives the feeling of getting tired," added Wilander. "It is his best characteristic at the moment, at 39 years old.

The key is that he perfectly masters the selection of his shots: he knows when he has to give everything and when he has to recover. He can win a game in less than a minute. If he doesn't have major physical problems, he can play three or four more years."