“Champion of His Era”: Rod Laver Picks Roger Federer as the GOAT Over Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic
The decision on who is the ‘Greatest of All Time’ amongst Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic is highly debatable. But now tennis legend Rod Laver has taken his pick for the best among the ‘Big 3’.
In a recent interview, Rod Laver claimed that Roger Federer is the best of his era. He even went on to call the Swiss Maestro the “Greatest of All Time”.
“For me, I think Roger is the champion of his era. I think he’s certainly … you know, you look at his record and there’s a lot to say he’s the best of all time.”
Who could challenge Roger Federer’s legacy?
“But give some of the other guys a little bit more time, maybe they’ll come up and… be as good as Roger. Djokovic is certainly is on his way because he won a huge amount of tournaments and his consistency is amazing.”
Federer is still out recovering from his knee surgeries, and according to Rod Laver, he can still play past his 40s and win tournaments.
“Roger, when I chatted to him the past year or so, he thought he’d play his best until he’s 40 and I think he’s pretty much on it.”
Roger Federer and his anticipated return
“I wouldn’t think too much about him winning the French. But I think Wimbledon is certainly going to be there and the US Open. I think he can win more tournaments. He loves to play, loves to compete. He loves the environment he’s in.” Rod Laver said. (h/t- Fox Sports)
Federer is all set to begin his 2021 on 8th March at Doha, Qatar. He will be seen on the tennis court for the first time in 14 months.