Sporting world unites to admire Federer

July 6th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Roger Federer London, July 6(ANI): Following Roger Federer’s 15th Grand Slam title, the sporting world has united in their admiration for the World No. 1 player.

Famous sportspersons -Jimmy Connors, Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Tim Henman, Tiger Woods, Tracy Austin, Serena Williams and many others came forward to applaud the unique achievement that Fedrer has achieved and were in awe of his talent.

“In the modern game, you’re a clay-court specialist, a grass-court specialist or a hard-court specialist - or you’re Roger Federer,” The Sun quoted Connors, as saying.

Four time Wimbledon champion, Rod Laver, was amazed with the array of shots that Fed has in his kitty, saying “He has too many shots, too much talent in one body. It’s hardly fair one person can do all this.” While, American golfer, Tiger Woods, whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time, rated Fedrer’s achievements in tennis to be far greater than what he had done in golf.

Meanwhile, John McEnroe had a high regard for the Swiss star.

“He’s the most gifted player I’ve ever seen. I played against the Samprases, Beckers, Connors, Borgs. This guy could be the greatest of all time,” he said. (ANI)

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