Former Argentine tennis player Dante Bottini, spoke to the Cambio de Lado podcast where he addressed several topics, including a curious episode with Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori. “We had agreed that Roger Federer would train with Kei Nishikori the next day in Halle.
The day before, a friend of mine, when I told him I was going to train with Roger, gave me a photo of a youth championship in which he had coincided with Federer when he was 15 and me 17. When I showed him the photo, Federer was surprised: he told me that he had won that tournament and that it gave him a lot of confidence because he had won Julien Jampierre who, at that time, was the best in the world at the youth level.
He laughed and told me that this week was very important for him. He remembered absolutely everything ”, he revealed, quoted by Punto de Break. The Swiss has huge popularity in the world of sport, to the point that he has been called a living legend in his own time.
Given his achievements, Federer is widely considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, with many players and analysts considering him to be the greatest tennis player of all time. He has also been called the greatest athlete of his generation.
Tennis.com listed him as the greatest male player of the open era. No other male tennis player has won 20 major singles titles in the Open Era, and he has been in 31 major finals, including 10 in a row. He has held the world No.
1 spot in the ATP rankings for longer than any other male player. He was ranked No. 1 at the age of 36 and has won a record eight Wimbledon titles. He won five consecutive US Open titles, which is the most in the Open Era.