Roger Federer the GOAT in figures
Boris Becker, the former world number coach on Novak Djokovic, said that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had proved it, as well as all the others, who were wrong after their exploits after 2016.
In 2017, Roger Federer won the Australian Open and Wimbledon. In 2018, the Swiss Tennis Association won the Open of Australia. With that, he became the first player in men's singles in an era open to win 20 Grand Slam titles. Rafael Nadal has won the French Open twice since 2016 and the US Open once in 2017.
Boris Becker estimated that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were in decline. Boris Becker says he does not congratulate enough the former world number one and the star of Spanish tennis. Boris Becker also stressed the determination, discipline and willingness of both tennis legends to show their qualities even at this age.
"I can not rent it [Roger Federer] enough. I was the first when I heard that both players would take four, five or six months off. I was very doubtful to come back, especially considering his age. And in the case of Rafa, given the nature of his style, he is very physical, but they have proven the opposite to everyone, "said Boris Becker, reported by Tennis World USA.
"You can not praise enough for how much determination, willpower, discipline but also ultimate love for the game that they must have because they are champions, they They did not need to come back in. They won enough money, they were quite numerous, so the only reason they come back is because they like the competition, they love the game. "
"We can not give him enough words because these two guys will not be playing forever and once they stop, we'll really understand the accomplishments they've accomplished," Boris Becker added. .
Boris Becker explains why he is involved in tennis at this age. He said: "Tennis has been, is and will always be my passion.I think tennis is unique compared to other great sports because it is man to man and that It's not played against the clock. "
"In boxing, you have 12 or 15 rounds each for three minutes.In tennis, it can happen that you play six or seven hours against each other.This is what makes it so unique, interesting and simple, I'm involved in tennis and I'm in it. "
"I'm involved in a lot of conversations, I think everyone is going to play in the Davis Cup, but that's not always the case, I remember in my first week in Portugal that the top four, five, had withdrawn.Also in the structure of the German Tennis Federation, much has changed to better. "