Perseverance is the key to success and that is best exemplified by Roger Federer. As Federer crushed Marin Cilic in straight sets to win his 8th Wimbledon title, he also becomes the oldest winner at Center Court. His success tells a story like no other. We take a look at his prolific career that proves why he is the greatest of all time – GOAT.
19 Grand Slam Titles- Highest in Men’s Tennis
Numbers don’t lie and if we take a look at the numbers, then Federer leads the way for the greatest of all time in Tennis history. With his win over Cilic on Monday, he has now 19 grand slam titles to his name. Rafael Nadal and Pete Sampras are second and third with 15 and 14 titles respectively.
8 times Wimbledon Champion
No one does better on Wimbledon than Federer and he has proved it by winning 8 Wimbledon titles. Not only he leads the way for highest number of Wimbledon titles.
He proves Age is Just a Number
Federer proves why age is just a number by being the oldest player to win Wimbledon title at the age of 35. Earlier, it was Arthur Ashe who won in 1975 at the age of 31. His movement is phenomenal and by winning his straight win, he proves why he is getting better by age.
His Resilience over the Years
Having one person dominate this game for a longer time was considered unlikely but Federer have changed that. With the likes of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray taking the top spots, he has once again emerged as the top player by having a remarkable year. His resilience and continuous effort is evident in the fact why he has reemerged as a champion and why his opponents should be wary of him.
The Greatest Sports Ambassador
With a career achievement like this, very few show the kind of humility that Federer does. Be it his opponent or the ground staff, Federer has always been humble both on and off field. His opponents and the sports critics have always appreciated his spirit and his dedication to the sport.
Federer has a class of his own and he has raised the bar to be a better sportsman and human being for his opponents. Numbers fell short to tell how great is a player he is and why he would be remembered as the GOAT of Men’s tennis.
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