Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker may have been in Novak Djokovic’s corner at this year’s Championships final, but even he could not deny Roger Federer’s remarkable performance in the thrilling five set battle.
Down two sets to one, Federer faced down match point with confidence and proceeded to work his way to eventually close out to secure a fifth and final set. It was a emotional set of tennis that highlighted the brilliance of the 17-time Grand Slam champion.
“Roger Federer has already won Wimbledon 7 times and has been World No.1 for a very long time,” Becker said. “He didn’t really need another title, he is the greatest of all time and I have a lot of respect and admiration for him. With his comeback in the 4th set, he showed clearly why he deserves the G.O.A.T. status. He loves to compete and he is a great ambassador for tennis. Kids should take as an example what he did in his career, and how he managed to overcome complicated situations, as he did against Novak in the final in London”.
Becker later stated that his next focus is to prepare Djokovic for the US Open, which they plan on winning to cement the Serb’s spot at the world No. 1. The next direct stop with be the Rogers Cup in Toronto in August.