Roger Federer: 'There will be endless races for...'



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Roger Federer: 'There will be endless races for...'

Casper Ruud lives a magical moment in his career. The Norwegian tennis player is one step closer to glory: winning his first Slam title and conquering the top of the ranking. At Flushing Meadows, however, it was the young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz who won the US Open and became the new world number one.

However, the US Grand Slam finalist also moved up the rankings, reaching second place for the first time in his career. To cap off an almost perfect month, Casper Ruud will also be one of the stars of the Laver Cup, the tournament in which Roger Federer will bid farewell to tennis.

At the microphones of the event, which will be held in London, the Norwegian spoke of the great emotion that he will feel on this occasion. There is one memory in particular that Casper Ruud associates with the Laver Cup and that is, of course, Roger Federer.

This is the first and only game played by the number two in the world last year, against Reilly Opelka: "I was playing the first game of the entire Laver Cup against Opelka. It was the first time they showed Roger on the big screen of the TD Garden in Boston, and the whole crowd erupted like they've never heard before, so I can only imagine what it's going to be like this year when I step onto the court."

Federer opens up on his career achievements

Roger Federer has expressed his thoughts regarding the long-standing GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). “I'm definitely very proud and very happy where I sit. One of my big moments of course was winning my 15th slam at Wimbledon, you know, when Pete was sitting there,” he said.

“The last few years have been what they have been, but I'm very happy that I was able to win another five slams from 15 on. For me it was incredible. Then I made it to over 100 titles, and all that stuff has been fantastic.

Then just my longevity is something I'm very proud of. Don't need all the records to be happy; I tell you that”. he said. Federer also stated that there will be endless races for new records in the coming years. “Of course nowadays, I think, and it will only increase, players will want to chase records.

It's true at some point I kind of probably did as well, but not the first years until I got closer to Pete's record,” he said.