Roger Federer will not reach Jimmy Connors' 109 titles - James Blake

The former world No. 4 James Blake spoke about Roger Federer winning his 103th career-title in Basel

by Luigi Gatto
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Roger Federer will not reach Jimmy Connors' 109 titles - James Blake

The former world No. 4 James Blake spoke about Roger Federer winning his 103th career-title in Basel. The Swiss is six crowns away from the record holder Jimmy Connors. But Blake believes Federer will not be able to reach or break this record.

"He is evolving and changing. I still think 109 is so far away", admitted the Miami Open Tournament Director. "Six titles at 38 years old, to come in and win that many more, I know I said last year that 109 is too far, I think all the other records are within reached.

Eventually father time wins. The only person that is a favorite over Roger Federer is Father Time. He has been so healthy his whole career, he did not have too many major injuries, one injury at this point at this age could change everything." The former world No.

5 Jimmy Arias spoke about Federer's withdrawal from Paris Masters: "It feels to me that whatever Roger is doing, is probably a right choice. Everything that he has done throughout his entire career. So yes, he won a title at 38 years of age, he wants to play well at London, nice to have a couple of weeks off." Tracy Austin added: "When he played clay, I felt like he was fresh enough, that he wanted to go play, I like these kind of last minute decisions and not for players that are 25. Roger deserves the ability to make those decisions at the last minute."

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