Roger Federer hails ‘unbelievable’ Novak Djokovic but ‘hard to say’ who’s greatest | Tennis News

NEW DELHI: Roger Federer on Wednesday expressed his awe at Novak Djokovic‘s outstanding accomplishment of successful his twenty third Grand Slam title, describing it as “unbelievable.” Nevertheless, Federer avoided bestowing upon his long-standing rival the title of the best participant of all time.
“I believe what Novak has performed is unbelievable,” mentioned Federer, who racked up 20 Grand Slams earlier than he retired final yr.
Earlier this month in Paris, Djokovic claimed his third French Open title, surpassing Rafael Nadal, a formidable 22-time main champion, in an exciting victory.
Federer, 41, talking on the Halle grass-court event on Wednesday, admitted nevertheless it was “onerous to say” who was finest participant of all time.


“The entire matter is tough to reply,” mentioned Federer. “I requested a buddy, what’s tougher, successful Wimbledon at 17, like Boris Becker, or the French Open at 36 like Novak?”
“I do not know. It is a good time to be a tennis fan but additionally a participant,” added the Swiss nice who was visitor of honour in Halle for ‘Roger Federer Day’.
“It means loads to me,” Federer mentioned of his return to Halle, the place he gained a document 10 singles titles.
“In fact I am overjoyed. I used to be capable of form this event myself with so many victories. It looks like a house away from dwelling.”
Federer spent over an hour signing autographs and posing for selfies on centre court docket within the solar however mentioned he didn’t miss being within the warmth of the motion.
“In fact, you need to expertise that once more. However so long as you realize your physique can not do it at this stage, you do not really feel the should be out on the court docket,” he mentioned.
(With AFP Inputs)

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