Mitchell Krueger: Two years ago I would have said Roger Federer was GOAT


Mitchell Krueger: Two years ago I would have said Roger Federer was GOAT

American tennis player Mitchell Krueger used to think Roger Federer was the greatest tennis player of all time but now he thinks it's world No. 1 Novak Djokovic “If you had asked me two years ago, I would have said 100% (Federer) — no doubt in my mind," Krueger told The Newport Daily News.

"But you can’t really argue with the numbers and the facts." Krueger acknowledged that all three members of the Big Three are absolute greats but still he gives the inch to Djokovic. “It’s so hard to say, because on clay I’d still say Rafa is the best player, and I would still say on grass Fed … Fed in his prime," Krueger said.

"And then you have Djokovic, who is basically all-surface."

Federer out of the Tokyo Olympics

On Tuesday, Federer announced his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics. "During the grass court season, I unfortunately experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games," Federer announced on social media.

"I am greatly disappointed, as it has been an honor and highlight of my career each time I have represented Switzerland. I have already begun rehabilitation in the hopes of returning to the Tour later this summer. I wish the entire Swiss team the best of luck and I will be rooting hard from afar.

As always, Hopp Schwiz!" Two days earlier, Djokovic won his 20th Grand Slam after beating Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final. When asked what it means to win a Grand Slam title No. 20, Djokovic said: “It means none of us will stop [playing].

I have to pay a great tribute to Rafa and Roger as legends of our sport, the two most important players in my career and why I am the player I am today. They made me realise what I needed to improve, mentally, physically and tactically.

"When I first broke into the Top 10, for three or four years, I lost most of the big matches against these guys and something shifted at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011. The past 10 years have been an incredible journey and it’s not stopping here”.

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