Roger Federer respectively has three Grand Slam titles more than Rafael Nadal and seven than Novak Djokovic. But many media and experts are indicating that the Swiss player’s record may get broken by one of his two rivals.
In an exclusive interview with Tennis World USA, the former world No. 4 and current Rolex Paris Masters and French Open Tournament Director Guy Forget said: ‘I think Rafa can beat that record, Novak too even if he is behind.
The way Novak is playing now, he can win a few more in the next years but the record is not what’s important. What’s important is these top guys playing each other. You want to see Roger vs Novak and Roger vs Rafa. They made the history of the game.’ Asked if moving the Rolex Paris Masters to February is the solution so that players can give priority on the event, Forget added: ‘January is the place where top players are at their top conditions, but that would be another story because it’s not easy, you are just not moving one tournament but also other players.’ Meanwhile speaking on The Tennis Podcast Catherine Whitaker said that Federer not playing Davis Cup does not give tennis a good image.
‘I found Roger Federer’s justification for probably not playing really disappointing and an absolute cop-out to say that this was designed for the future generation of players’, said Whitaker. ‘He knows his power in tennis.
He’s well aware of it and he uses it for great good a lot of the time. He knows the significance and the power of him committing even for just one year, in its inaugural year, the boost that will give it. The message it would sent to other players, Federer is more than aware of all of that.
So for him to say ‘it’s not really for me’, I find that really disappointing from Roger Federer.’ ALSO READ: ‘Roger Federer should never play on clay again’ – Andy Roddick .