'This is Roger Federer - the greatest of all time', says German legend



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'This is Roger Federer - the greatest of all time', says German legend

Despite the imminent resumption of the season, there is still talk of Roger Federer. The former World number 1 spoke on Swiss television 'SRF' and gave an interview to discuss himself and his career. The coach of the Swiss ace, Severin Luthi recently revealed that Roger returned to training in August, after completing a correct physical training planned during his knee re-education following his last operation a few weeks ago.

During an interaction with Top Level Tennis, Boris Becker highlighted how long-time coach Severin Luthi has played a significant role in the career of Roger Federer. Luthi, who joined Federer's coaching team in 2007, has been court-side with the Swiss player for more than a decade.

Becker on Roger Federer

"I want to talk about the role of a coach for a tennis player. I think it's a little bit underestimated. Me, for one, I have benefited from all the great coaches that I have had. I've learnt a lot more with them than without them," Boris Becker said.

Becker went on to highlight the importance of consistency in a player's coaching arrangements. Roger Federer has kept the company of Luthi despite getting others on board over the years. "Roger Federer has worked with the same coach, Severin Luthi, from the beginning.

Yes, he has Ljubicic, and he has (had) Edberg, but his first coach is the same guy," Becker said. "And Roger is the first one to say: 'Without Severin Luthi, I wouldn't be the same player I am.' This is Roger Federer - the greatest of all time," the former coach of Novak Djokovic said.

Federer has won more Grand Slam tournament titles (20) than any other men's singles player. He is also the first men's singles player to have reached ten consecutive Grand Slam tournament finals and a total of 31 Grand Slam finals.

He has earned a men's doubles gold medal, and a men's single silver medal at the Olympics in 2008 and 2012, respectively. He has spent the most amount of time in the Open Era at the top of the ATP Rankings (310 weeks).

He also holds the record for the most titles (6) at the year-end tournament, where only the year-end eight highest-ranked players participate. This weekend, in what’s been the most surreal of all years, men’s tennis will return – catching up with their female counterparts who have been in action since the start of August.

Players from around the globe have flocked to New York – despite the world still being in the midst of a pandemic – for two top-tier events to kickstart the disrupted tennis season.