Despite his heroics of several years ago, it’s startling to think that without a handful of other top tennis players to finally add some competition, Roger Federer could well have been up to 30 Grand Slam titles by now! However, players like Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray put a dent in those mesmerizing possibilities. Nevertheless, he remains the all time leader for men in Major titles and enters Wimbledon as the 2nd seed. Even though he hasn’t won a Grand Slam since 2012, could the tremendous Federer claim this distinguished title yet again?
It’s a tough question to answer, because it ultimately lies up to him to get through the latter stages of the tournament and fend off Djokovic, widely regarded as the current best player. Federer actually leads their competitive head-to-head record 20-19 based on his past unbeatableness, but Djokovic has certainly had the better of him as of late, including the final of last year’s Wimbledon.
I think that on any random day Federer still has the skills to beat him, but my concern is over the length of these 5-set, 7-round marathon Major tournaments. To me, Federer looks gassed by the time he gets to a final, while Djokovic simply has the energy (and the skillset) to endure. Federer is now 33 years old and well past his prime. Certainly, the Wimbledon fans (and myself included) would love to see the Swiss grab a record-breaking 8th championship, but I doubt he’ll be able to navigate through all the athletically superior youngsters seeking to make a breakthrough in the game. Additionally, someone like Murray could certainly build a monumental run and has the title-winning experience to fend off someone like Federer.
So all said and done, I do doubt Roger Federer’s ability to claim an eighth record title at the 2015 Wimbledon, but who knows, I’ve been wrong before, and certainly the player is one with the capability to succeed and surprise time and time again in tennis. If you’re interested in watching the star play live at Wimbledon, check out Championship Tennis Tours for last minute ticket deals and packages!
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