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Roger Federer reveals his dream match

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Roger Federer is the tennis player with the most triumphs in Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious trophy in the world. The Swiss Maestro leads with 8 successes, ahead of Pete Sampras, while Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are very distant.

In addition, Roger spent 200 weeks in each of the top three positions of the ATP ranking, another record that sees the other two very distant. Roger is the tennis player who has spent several weeks in the Top 5 (831), in the Top 10 (908), in the Top 20 (989) and in the Top 30 (1012, the latter series still in progress since October 30 of the distant 2000).

Federer on his dream match
During a recent interview, the 20-time Grand Slam champion revealed his ‘dream match’. “There is something intriguing about playing against Bjorn Borg. It’s just because I have heard so much about him and he retired so early.

And he was so incredibly good for the game that playing Bjorn Borg would be very very special for me” – Roger Federer said. The 38-year-old Swiss said he needed follow-up arthroscopic surgery “a few weeks ago” after undergoing a similar procedure in February.

Roger and Ferrero

Federer, whose last Grand Slam win was the 2018 Australian Open, said he “experienced a setback during (his) initial rehabilitation. I plan to take the necessary time to be 100 percent ready to play at my highest level,” the 38-year-old said in a statement on Twitter.

“I will be missing my fans and the tour dearly but, I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season.” Federer is also one of the founders, via his management company TEAM8, of the Laver Cup; the annual team tennis tournament which pits Europe against the rest of the world.

He co-founded the tournament in honor of tennis legend Rod Laver and the inaugural edition was played in 2017. He helped to lead a revival in tennis known by many as the Golden Age. This led to increased interest in the sport, which in turn led to higher revenues for many venues across tennis.

During this period rising revenues led to exploding prize money; when Federer first won the Australian Open in 2004 he earned $985,000, compared to when he won in 2018 and the prize had increased to AUD 4 million. Upon winning the 2009 French Open and completing the career Grand Slam, Federer became the first individual male tennis player to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated since Andre Agassi in 1999.

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See How Serena Williams Outshines Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka and Others in a Spectacular Stat

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One just can’t put Serena Williams away from making or breaking any records. Although the Queen of Tennis failed to win her 24th Grand Slam title in 2020 too, she impressed fans with her exceptional gameplay. Despite facing an Achilles injury in the later part of the season, the 39-year-old gave some tough competition to the upcoming generation in the last decade.

 

 

Interestingly, Serena had the most number of wins against the top 10 WTA players in the last decade (2011-2020). She started the decade when she was in her early thirties and still managed to win most of her matches. What is even more applauding is the fact that Serena leads the list by a huge margin.

She won 73 games against the top 10 players which are 20 more than Petra Kvitova who had 53 wins. The next on the list is 2-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka with 52 wins against the top 10.

Serena Williams

Williams also topped the list of players having the best win percentage in the decade. She completely dominated the list with a win percentage of 88.49% way ahead of the second-placed Maria Sharapova with 77.37%.

Serena Williams- The player with the most number of Grand Slam wins in the decade

Although Serena hasn’t won a single Grand Slam title since her return in 2017, she won the most number of matches at Grand Slams.

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The 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams won 158 matches in Grand Slams. Angelique Kerber, the second on the list is nowhere near to Williams on the list with 101 wins.

With this, the 39-year-old American topped the list of players with the best win percentage in Slams as well. She won 88.27% of her games again maintaining a 10% lead over the second-placed Sharapova.

Recently, she lost to Azarenka in the semis of the US Open 2020. After that, she caught up with an injury which forced her to withdraw from the French Open 2020 mid-way.

The Queen will be now returning back to the court at the Australian Open 2021. Fans hope that the upcoming season will be a great one for her and expect her to lift her 24th Grand Slam title in Melbourne.

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