“I Was Playing Against the Greatest of All Time”: Andre Agassi Recalls Facing Roger Federer

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December 4, 2020 2:11 pm

When people mention the word ‘tennis’, it’s the Swiss ace Roger Federer that comes to their minds. Over the years, Federer has entertained the world by making it witness high-quality tennis the like of which was never seen before. The manner in which he graced the court was a treat for people to watch.  

Ever since 2001, when he first emerged and beat Pete Sampras on Centre Court, his name has been a constant occurrence in the tennis world. As the years have gone by, many greats associated with the game have considered Roger as the greatest player to have ever held a racket.

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates championship point in his Men’s Final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day 14 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour – Pool/Getty Images)

Andre Agassi: Roger Federer is the best

Recently, former multi-Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi voiced his opinion on Roger Federer. The American said, “The day I played Federer, that was the day I realized I was playing the greatest player of all time.” In the past too, Agassi has always praised the Former World No. 1. The effortless manner in which Roger plays makes it look all too easy. 

Federer won his first Grand Slam at Wimbledon back in 2003. From 2003 to 2007, Roger won at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, thus making it five wins in a row. From 2004 to 2008, Federer won all five US Open titles. These achievements in the game cannot go unnoticed. 

To hold the number one rankings for 237 consecutive weeks is unimaginable. The 20-time Grand Slam winner has his name attached to this incomprehensible statistic too.

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Over recent years, Federer has had his troubles with regard to his knee. Back in 2016, the Swiss had to undergo surgery on his knee. He did bounce back strongly, winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2017. Prior to that, Roger had won a Slam previously in 2012. 

Now in 2020, the 8-time Wimbledon winner faces a similar situation as he’s been away from tennis since February. He’s had a second surgery on his knee and has been rehabilitating ever since then. He began practicing as recently as November last month. The entire tennis fraternity is eager to see what Federer brings in the coming year.

 

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