Over the years many tennis-players-turned-pundits kept repeating that Roger Federer would not be able to dominate the sport again. In 2010, Bjorn Borg had said that the Swiss had been thinking about retirement.
'He is not fit anymore,' the Swede had said. Martina Navratilova in 2011: 'I can't imagine that he will be the world no. 1 again.' Mats Wilander in 2011: 'Roger has not been winning a Grand Slam for a year-and-a-half.
He won't win anymore, he is not a winner anymore.' John McEnroe in 2013: 'Roger slowed down. He won't win any other Grand Slam.' Boris Becker: 'This is definitely the end of an era.' At the ABN Amro Open in Rotterdam, Federer was asked by Blick how he felt about proving that they were wrong.
To this, Federer replied, 'I am not the person who needs to show it to others. It's a big moment for me, but it's not my intention to reply to those people. Since 2009, after winning the French Open, many said it was enough.
It's normal that you reach your limits and others have better times. It's clear that experts have always big expectations on me.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: 'I won't fight to be No.
1 again. Federer did better than me' .