Speaking to CNN, the Australian coach Darren Cahill revealed that he still struggles when he talks to Roger Federer. "I see a lot of Peter Carter's traits in Roger, including the way he laughs and some of the jokes he tells", said Cahill, who refused to coach Federer back in 2009.
Carter worked with the Basel native in the beginning of his career and then died in 2002 in a car incident. Andy Roddick sakd when he was in the car with Roger on the way to the Andy Roddick Foundation event in September last year, Roger asked him 'What can I do to help the most today? Are there any messages we need to get across?' Roddick commented: "Roger gets involved in the situation and not be thinking about where he has to be next."
On Carter's death, Federer said: "I guess he didn't want me to be a wasted talent so I guess it was somewhat of a wake-up call for me when he passed away and I really started to train hard. Peter was really a really important person in my life because I think if I can say thank you for my technique today, it's to Peter."
The 18-time Grand Slam winner Chris Evert commented on the biggest tennis players' legacy. The American said: "Serena Williams is right up there with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer and won more than one or two Grand Slams.
You can say the same thing about the women’s game. And it’s just the degree of what kind of a champion these players are, and Serena, Novak, Rafa, Roger are all — they’re all the ultimate champion These other players so far may win a Grand Slam or two, but they’re not up to the same intensity and hunger and consistency as these older players.
But it very well could happen because the guys that John named and then the women that are coming up, the young women, they’re still young, and you’ve got to get into the middle 20s, late 20s, and we’ll see if some of them have piled up some more Grand Slams. But these champions are exceptional champions. They’re like exceptions to the rule."