Former ATP ace pays tribute to Roger Federer

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Former ATP ace pays tribute to Roger Federer

Roger Federer is unanimously recognized as one of the best players of all time. In addition to having a sensational career, the Swiss champion has contributed to increasing the popularity of tennis in every corner of the planet.

The former ATP number 1 has experienced a real ordeal over the past two seasons, having found himself dealing with a serious right knee injury. The 40-year-old from Basel played just 13 official matches in 2021 and was forced to undergo three operations in 18 months.

The King played his last match at Wimbledon 2021, taking a clear defeat at the hands of Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals. Barring further unforeseen circumstances, the Maestro should return to the Laver Cup, which will be held at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September.

During a long interview with 'Punto de Break', Guillermo Perez crowned Federer as 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 (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic) is the greatest champion of all time. They endured four generations. (Bjorn) Borg endured a generation; (Pete) Sampras beat the old one and beat a new one. These guys beat four generations!

They are going to go to the field with the cane, and they are going to continue beating them. They are bosses." Rafael Nadal has set a perfect example on the tennis court. The 22-time Grand Slam champion has time and again proved that by grit and determination, one can achieve its goals.

Take the example of the Australian Open earlier this year. In Nadal’s autobiography, Toni describes how his nephew was a well-mannered boy while growing up. He said, “Respect for other people, for everyone irrespective of who they might be or what they might do, is the starting point of everything.

What is not acceptable is that people who have had it all in life should behave coarsely with other people. No, the higher you are, the greater your duty to treat people with respect. I would have hated my nephew to have turned out any other way, to have performed tantrums on court, to have been churlish with his opponents, with the whole world watching on TV.

Or, for that matter, to be impolite with the umpires or the fans. I always say, and his parents do too, that it is more important to be a good person than a good player”.