Boris Becker: "Roger Federer cannot be considered the best ever"

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Boris Becker: "Roger Federer cannot be considered the best ever"

Roger Federer is the player who has been the number 1 in the world for the longest time, both as a total of weeks at the top of the ranking (310), both for the total of consecutive weeks, and for the age achieved by holding the record.

He is the player who has won the most titles in Grand Slam tournaments (20) and who has participated in the most finals (31). Is the Swiss champion the best ever? “If you ask about the numbers, Roger Federer is the most successful player.

If you ask about the best of all times, it's difficult because tennis was played in the 70s, 80s and 90s on different surfaces, so you can't always compare with numbers how good a player was" - Boris Becker told Indian press.

Meanwhile, Tracy Austin revealed that Novak Djokovic will become the GOAT: “At the end of the day I think it’s going to be Novak,” she said on the Tennis Channel. “First of all, he’s not had a lot of wear-and-tear so I think he has another four years.

Another four solid years where he can win on any surface. When Rafa is still around, Rafa’s still the GOAT on clay but I think the fact Novak has that head-to-head already against Roger and against Rafa. The fact of the matter is this is the young guy who had to breakthrough and every single major that he won, he’s had to play against Roger and Rafa.

Roger had a kind of staggered start where he got a couple in before the other two got involved in that three-way trifecta. I think that’s been toughest on Novak and at the end of the day I think it’s Novak who’s going to have the most”.