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Why Federer is my G.O.A.T and should be everyone else's


It started Federer versus Sampras. Then Federer versus Nadal. Whomever he is playing, Federer shows class and unreal athleticism for his age. He is like a fine wine, he just gets better with age. He is 35 years old and has only two major injuries that the public knows about. He had his back injury that sidelined him last year that kept him out of the 2016 French Open. Then he had surgery on his left knee and came back during the Hopman Cup this past year. This recovery time will, I believe, prolong his time on tour and help him play longer on the tour.

But enough about his injuries and his incredible stamina for staying on the tour (I don't even think he breaks a sweat when he plays). Just look at his records; 91 singles titles, 18 Grand Slam singles titles, over 1000 career victories, he holds the record for most weeks at the number one ranking with 302, and most consecutive weeks with the number one ranking with 237. I can say more about him winning the Davis Cup title and having medals in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics but I feel like I've made my point.

While this post my bias (well very bias), I do have respect for the rest of the G.O.A.Ts out there. Nadal holds so many records on the clay court that I can't even count and he makes me assume he will always win the French Open. No matter how old he is or how injured he may be, he will turn into that Spanish bull and just roll through all of his opponents.

SHOUTOUTS OF THE DAY:

- Nadal winning his 10th Barcelona title

- Kiki Mlandenovic for beating Sharapova and reaching the Porsche Finals

- Federer for raising over $2 million for his charity in his "Match for Africa" with Bill Gates