Philippoussis: There is No Way Roger Federer is Finished

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Mark Philippoussis


The one-time rival of Roger Federer, Mark Philippoussis says there is no way the 17-time Grand Slam champion is done winning Major titles. The two met in Roger first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon but the Australian player has since faded in the tennis scene.

“There’s no way Roger Federer is finished,” Philippoussis told reporters ahead of the Statoil Masters Tennis, which will be played at the Royal Albert Hall in London. “He’s still a truly great player, perhaps the greatest, and he still moves really well. I think he has one more Slam left in him but it will have to come next year or that will be it.

I think Roger can either win in Australia or at Wimbledon next year. The fact that (Andy) Murray’s fitness is a question mark is a factor and that improves Roger’s chances as he lost to him in Australia last year. I’m throwing it out there. It’s a big call but I believe he can do it. Pete Sampras’ last match was to beat Andre Agassi in the U.S. Open final when everyone thought he was finished.”

Philippoussis will return for the Statoil Masters Tennis tournament on the Senior tour  next month, where he will meet former British No. 1 Tim Henman in his opening match.

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