'Roger Federer has the numbers to back him but...', says legend

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'Roger Federer has the numbers to back him but...', says legend

If the Big 3 have dominated men's tennis for the past 15 years, there is no doubt that Serena Williams has been the great female icon of the modern era. After becoming a mother, the American champion tried in every way to win at least one more Grand Slam, which would have allowed her to equal Margaret Court's all-time record.

All her attempts have proved in vain until now and - with the passage of time - her chances of achieving this prestigious goal appear less and less. At the age of 40, Serena now has to deal with much younger opponents, a discourse that is also applicable to Roger Federer.

Sania Mirza, who has won six Grand Slam titles during her career, was recently the host of a show organized by Sony Sports in the context of the Australian Open. The Indian tennis legend believes Federer and Williams are the best players of all ages not because they have won the most Grand Slams, but because of their impact on the game.

Mirza talks about Roger Federer

Sania Mirza asserted that Roger Federer and Serena Williams are the greatest players in their respective fields not because they have won the most Majors in the modern era, but because of their contribution to their game.

"I mean, I don't think so," Mirza replied when asked whether number of Slams is the sole factor in the GOAT debate. "Then Serena Williams wouldn't be the greatest women's player today, and Roger Federer wouldn't be, because Roger has the numbers to back him but does one Slam really change whether you're the greatest or not."

The Swiss superstar put up a post today, wishing his Chinese fans from all over the world a ‘Happy Chinese New Year’. It is a short clip, in which Federer is speaking in mandarin (Chinese language). The Chinese Lunar New Year is being celebrated on the 12th of February this year.

While he traveled to Dubai, his usual base for the pre-season training block, and went through the paces under the watchful eyes of his coach Ivan Ljubicic, Federer released a statement announcing his withdrawal from the Australian Open.

Coming to Roger playing tennis this season, his agent confirmed that he will be seen in Doha for the ATP 250 Masters event, which begins from the 8th of March. Federer has tasted success at the venue before, winning the title previously on three occasions, in 2005, 2006, and 2011.