Legendary Wimbledon presenter Sue Barker felt Roger Federer was the best possible ambassador for the game with his style and popularity among fans. Federer, 41, retired from professional tennis after this year’s Laver Cup.
Federer, who finished his career with 20 Grand Slams, lost the battle for the each- time Grand Slam record. Indeed though Federer did not manage to beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the each-time Grand Slam record battle, some still feel it’s Federer who deserves to be considered as the topmost of all time.
Barker conceded that Nadal and Djokovic are two astonishing titleholders, but suggested that Federer is” the tennis.”
Barker Federer is stylish for everything he stands for
” We’ve been blessed to watch this inconceivable period of the sport and all three of these great players will be flashed back as greats of the game, ” Barker told Tennis365.
” Djokovic might well end up with the most Grand Slam titles and what Nadal has achieved at the French Open with his 14 titles is just inconceivable. But I look at the way they play and Roger Federer made the game look so easy.
Also, the part model he was to kiddies and his fashionability around the world is alternate to none. He has been suggested as the most popular player 20 times in a row. We were so lucky to have him playing until he was 40 and for me, I would still say at the moment that Roger is the stylish for everything he stands for and what he has given the sport.
I was veritably fortunate to be part of the Cortege of titleholders on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon this time and Roger came over to take part. We didn’t know he was coming until half an hour before so it was veritably instigative.”
This time, Federer attended the 100th anniversary of Wimbledon’s Centre Court. Barker, a fabulous Wimbledon presenter who stepped down from her part after this time’s Wimbledon edition, also took part in the Parada of titleholders.