Leconte: I call Roger Federer James Bond as he's capable of something extraordinary


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Leconte: I call Roger Federer James Bond as he's capable of something extraordinary

Former World No. 5 Henri Leconte says wining the French Open in 2009 took Roger Federer to another dimension and he hopes that the Swiss legend wins one more Grand Slam in his career. Federer won his first French Open in 2009 to complete his career Grand Slam - it remains the only time he was won at the Paris major - and makes him one of only eight men in history to complete the career Grand Slam.

The Swiss legend has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles in his career so far - the most by any male tennis player in history. In an interview to Stats Perform, Leconte says, "The fact of having won Roland Garros made him an exceptional player because it was the only tournament he lacked.

For him it was very important. Players like McEnroe or Connors have never won Roland Garros. It took him to another dimension. Roger, this is James Bond. I call him James Bond because he is capable of doing something extraordinary.

We didn't expect him to win the Australian Open at his age at all. I want him to make history again and to win another Grand Slam. " Federer underwent knee surgery in February and had planned to skip all tournaments on the circuit till early June prior to the current tour shutdown.

He has already indicated that he intends to play next year and his fans would be hoping that he can win a 21st Grand Slam title. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are both chasing Federer's all-time Grand Slam record. Nadal has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles in his career so far and Djokovic has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles.