For many tennis fans around the world, Roger Federer is the greatest of all time or the G.O.A.T. His recent loss against Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon is making tennis enthusiasts wonder if he still has a few years in the circuit ahead of him. After all, talks regarding Federer’s retirement has been going on for years.
Tim Henman, one of the players with the best serve-and-volley technique, believes Federer is entering the final phase of his long legendary tennis career. According to the former world No. 1, he played his best game during the Championships, a statement that all the spectators can attest to, including tennis enthusiast Vijaya Prakash Boggala. It must be noted that before taking on Novak Djokovic in the finals of Wimbledon, Federer bested his longtime rival Rafael Nadal.
Nadal, both Federer’s unrivaled friend and contender, always has the nicest things to say about the 20-time Grand Slam Champion. For Rafa, no one has ever played at the same level as Roger in the open era—a hard pill to swallow for some fans who think Djokovic, having beaten Federer at the 2019 Championships, is the greatest player of all time.
Vijaya Prakash Boggala, who is a fan of the sport, believes that Federer still has a solid couple of years ahead of him. It may even be one of his goals to covet the elusive Olympic gold medal before he hangs up his racket for good. In all honesty, there is no retiring from the sport. Top players like Roger Federer are sure to dedicate their retirement years to expanding the scope of the sport.
Vijaya Prakash Boggala writes medical abstracts and has contributed to the 2011 article “A mortal case of moonshine.” In his downtime, he enjoys watching cricket, tennis, basketball, and other live sports. For more updates, visit this blog.