Roger Federer is definitely the best in the world and has been been for the last three years. He is likely the GOAT – the Greatest of All Time.
Graceful and powerful, always perfectly balanced, instinctive and always thinking, growing his tennis skills and growing as a human being. Roger is well-liked by the other players on the tour – amazing when you realize that he is vacuuming up almost all the Grand Slam, Masters and every day titles around.
He is always kind and supportive of other players. And journalists are always amazed at how easily accessible he is – no 2 months’ wait and then canceling at the last minute from Roger.
Every now and then, Rafael Nadal gets to win a title, mostly on clay. Roger is the best player on every surface on the planet – except – he is only second best on clay. At the moment. We’ll see next spring in Paris.
A record of some sort is broken now almost every time Roger steps on court. He’s been Number 1 consecutively longer than any other, will soon be just plain Number 1 longer, has several winning streak records on several surfaces. Tennis is full of records, both obscure and obvious – Roger is breaking them all routinely.
It is pure pleasure to watch him play – you should come out to watch him this week at the only Master’s Series tournament in the entire midwest – the Western & Southern. He has a first round bye, so likely won’t play until Wednesday. I will definitely be on hand when he does. See you there!