World Number three, Roger Federer was recently in conversation with ‘Extra’s’ New York Correspondent Nate Burleson. It seemed that Federer’s hunger to win is still not satiated. He still feels some kind of hollowness and he wants to achieve more on the ATP Tour. “It still feels like some stuff to be achieved out there. So, I’ll keep going as long as it feels that way,” Roger Federer said.
The 38-year-old Swiss maestro is swinging is tennis racquets on the pinnacle of the game and undoubtedly is he is the most consistent tennis player on the ATP Tour. He became the oldest World Number one in the history of tennis and back then he was aged 36 years.
Tennis professionals dream about winning Grand Slams, but this man has drawn eight major titles from the holiest tennis court on the planet. He is the oldest Wimbledon champion in ATP’s history and he continues to break his own records in the men’s game. In his 20 years of service to the ATP Tour, Roger Federer has played with almost four generations of tennis and proved himself to be the best in every era.
During his early days as a professional, the Swiss maestro outplayed the tennis players who were prominent in the late 90s era of tennis. The clay-courter, Carlos Moya failed to get a win over Federer from their all seven meetings. Before the Swiss player made his Grand Slam breakthrough, he crushed the three-time Roland Garros champion, Gustavo Kuerten on Hamburg’s clay. Also, he defeated the former British Number one, Tim Henman on the Grand Slam courts.
In the period of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi’s diction, Federer achieved his victories over them. He defeated Marit Safin, Andy Roddick, and Lyeton Hewitt and went on to win Slams as a young ATP contender. He holds positive head-to-head against Fernando Gonzalez and David Nalbandian.
However, the emergence of a tennis wizard, Rafael Nadal faded away the supernatural powers of Roger Federer. Their tennis act redefined the sport and added enthusiasm to the men’s game. Despite Rafa’s dominiance, Roger could manage to outdo the aggressive lefty on certain occasions. Later, Federer also defeated the Serbian Magnus of tennis, Novak Djokovic and won major titles.
Presently, tennis is considered to be at its highest level, the ‘Big Three’ of tennis is halting to newcomers of the sport to make their major debuts. Being aged on the other side of number 30, the 20-time Grand Slam champion still working towards filling up the invisible empty spaces of his career.
Despite having an unparalleled legacy in the sport and having won over all possible generations of tennis, Roger Federer feels he is yet not done with his accomplishments and still in the quest of fulfillment.