Tennis star Roger Federer’s grand slam haul makes him like James Bond:Henri Leconte
Former French tennis player Henri Leconte has great confidence in the Swiss tennis star and remarked that Roger Federer’s grand slam wins make him like James Bond.
Leconte a big admirer of the Swiss Maestro, has a good relationship with the world number 6, as earlier this month they attended together an event held by Credit Suisse in Melbourne.
The former French star likened Federer to super British Spy 007.
‘He is the James Bond for me’, said Leconte as quoted by Blick.
‘He is unique, able to constantly adapt his game. He even plays ping pong, if necessary. And against younger players like Tsitsipas he needs to change the things again. Winning two sets is easy for Roger, five sets turns more complicated.
He will have to play even more aggressively and he will try to do it.’ Will Federer be willing to change his game again?
‘Yesterday, he was attacked by someone who had nothing to lose. You cannot imagine how much work it takes to be at the same level as Roger at that age”, admitted Leconte.
Roger Federer’s Impressive singles title wins and records
Federer has won a record 103 singles titles
- They include 20 Grand slams(the most by any player in the open era)
- 28 ATP Masters 1000 titles
- 6 ATP finals
Recently Federer came under critism for deciding to skip the French open and most of the clay court season.
I never get worried about James Bond. He always finds a solution to kill.”
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Swedish player Thomas Enqvist recalled when he defeated Roger Federer at 2000 Swiss Indoors in Basel. ‘He overcame it well!’, Enqvist laughed. Afterwards, he remarked on Federer’s incredible longevity, which has so far baffled the world.
List of Roger Federer’s Grand Slam titles
- Eight Wimbledon titles
- Six Australian open titles
- Five US Open Titles
- One French open
‘He really loves tennis, so his age is secondary. Who would stop being in his place? As much as Tsitsipas was good, Roger had the match in his hands. Even if he does not play his best tennis, his level is unbelievably good.
He is currently still the tennis Grand slam leader, but with Nadal and Djokovic in amazing form and closing in, some doubt he will be able to maintain his lead much longer, that is if his two greatest rivals stay healthy.
Not too long ago, Federer played the best tennis we have seen from him in years, when he faced world number 1 Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. With the match almost in hand, the Swiss shockingly let what would have been his 21st grand slam title slip through his fingers.
Federer’s last Grand Slam win came in 2018 when he defended the Australian open crown he won in 2017. These historic and record breaking wins came after a 5 year drought of slam wins, with his last slam coming In 2012.
Now aged 38 years old and counting, the man widely regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time has defied all the odds as he continues to compete at the highest level of the sport.