20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer holds an unprecedented record on the ATP Tour. Barring his arch-rivals, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, no one can surpass the records set by the Swiss legend, at least in the coming years.
He’s the only active tennis player to hold more than a century of titles. His elegant and fluidic playing style can not be emulated by the present era tennis players.
Recently, his coach, Ivan Ljubicic, revealed Federer’s purpose for playing tennis at the age of 38. He stated Roger has no intention to hold the most number of titles on the men’s tour, or the Grand Slam titles. In other words, the Swiss maestro is not obsessed with his records.
He is arduously playing it for the passion he has for tennis. Also, he’s constantly swinging his racquets for the love showered upon him by all his fans from all parts of the world.
“I read the other day that John McEnroe said that Roger would participate in the Australian Open and fight to win one more Grand Slam. They are all too obsessed with the number of majors tournament titles,” Ljubicic told Novi List.
“Obviously they are the most important tournaments in this sport but It’s not the only important thing. We can’t go crazy with that. In Roger’s case, he plays tennis for love of this sport and not for getting more titles than anyone.”
Currently, Federer holds 103 ATP titles out of which 20 are Major titles. His longtime friend and foe Rafa sits on number 19 in terms of the Major count. With the US and French Open being scheduled in 2020, the Spaniard is expected to equal Roger’s record this year.
“We will do everything we can to get good results, but he is not our great goal. There is someone who will not understand.” (Quotes have been translated)
Swiss legend Roger Federer has called off his 2020 season due to two knee surgeries. He will be back in the 2021 season, hopefully for the Australian Open in Melbourne, Victoria.