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Novak Djokovic: Roger Federer is arguably the greatest of all times

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has said that record 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is “arguably the greatest player of all time” and that he has got no problems with the Swiss.

 

 
Djokovic, who captured a record eighth Australian Open title this past January, now has 17 Grand Slam titles in his collection and he has said admitted in the past that he would like to one day hold the Grand Slam record.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

The 38-year-old Swiss also holds the record for the most weeks spent at world No. 1 with 310 weeks, while Djokovic is third on the list with 282 weeks spent on the top spot. “Roger is arguably the greatest of all time.

A guy that it’s liked around the world. I don’t expect the crowd to be on my side and I’m ok with that, because it’s Roger. Very similar with Rafa. I think it’s more the greatness of them as people than me doing something wrong,” Djokovic said during his Instagram Live session with Stan Wawrinka.

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer

Djokovic, 32, and Federer met earlier this year in the Australian Open semifinal, when the Serb claimed a straight-set win — but it should be noted that the Swiss hampered by a groin injury.

“Roger Federer Is Just Like Any Other Guy” – Caty McNally

Roger Federer has been the inspiration for many of the current and upcoming crop of tennis stars. Federer achieved success at a pretty young age and he is still around despite the massive criticism by his several detractors.

This means that many of the current players who are still in their teens have grown up watching the dominant phase of Roger Federer. Of course, it would be a weirdly powerful feeling for them to be a professional player at the same time as Roger Federer still plies his trade. More than that, they even get the opportunity to play alongside Federer or even against him.

Caty McNally

One of those players who has considered Roger her idol is Caty McNally from the USA. She talked to Lindsay Davenport about her first meeting with her hero. Let’s find out.

How did Caty McNally meet Roger Federer?
Caty McNally believes that Roger Federer does not have the “big celebrity” persona in real life. In fact, he showcases the perfect boy next door personal.

Roger federer

“I got to meet Roger a couple of times,” she said. “One time we talked for like 10 minutes. That was really cool. We talked about Cincinnati and just some of the places around Cincinnati that he’s been to, so he was really chill. It just felt weird, like, just when you see someone like that and they have that many accomplishments, you know he just like any other guy.”

Caty is one of the brightest stars of modern tennis. She’s just 18 years old and has won the Junior US Open doubles title and has been a runner up at the Junior French Open doubles as well as Junior French Open singles.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer smile

In addition, she has won two doubles titles on the WTA tour and two singles and five doubles titles on the ITF tour. Alongside Coco Gauff and Sofia Kenin, she is another one of the rising American tennis stars. It will not be very late till she starts achieving similar levels of success.