Roger Federer is perhaps the greatest tennis player that the world has ever seen. His immaculate technique has drawn some fresh praise from legendary German Boris Becker, who believes that the 17-time Grand Slam winner would have competed successfully in Becker's era of fast courts.
Widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, Roger Federer has got the nod from legendary German Boris Becker too. The former Wimbledon champion rates the Swiss highly and said that it is due to his impeccable technique that Roger would have perhaps been the only player from today’s era to have competed successfully in the ‘serve and volley’ era.
"The reason why Federer is still successful at the age of 31 is because he has got a good technique. He can play from the baseline and when he has to, he can also come to the net more often than other players," Becker said during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here.
"I don't think (Rafael) Nadal or (Novak) Djokovic would have been so successful in the era of serve and volley but Federer could have played," the German added.
Stating that competition used to be different during his time when there were more number of players as compared to the modern era, Becker said, "Today there is just Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and (Andy) Murray. I can't remember anyone else apart from these winning the Grand Slams in recent times.
Becker also talked about the competition the top three have, while comparing it to his time. Becker said, "Today there is just Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and (Andy) Murray. I can't remember anyone else apart from these winning the Grand Slams in recent times.
"(Juan Martin) Del Potro and Murray might have won once or twice. Otherwise it is these three. The competition used to be different at my time.