“It was incredible to have 4 Wimbledon champions in the locker room at the same time, I think it’s a first!” said Boris to the media referring to the Wimbledon final, as himself and Stefan Edberg were both present for the final in London, “Roger Federer has already won Wimbledon 7 times and has been World No.1 for a very long time. He didn’t really need another title, he is the greatest of all time and I have a lot of respect and admiration for him. With his comeback in the 4th set, he showed clearly why he deserves the G.O.A.T. status. He loves to compete and he is a great ambassador for tennis. Kids should take as an example what he did in his career, and how he managed to overcome complicated situations, as he did against Novak in the final in London”.
Hi, guys! I hope you are all well and are over Roger’s loss by now. As for me, I never needed much time to process Roger’s loss. I always thought what happened at Wimbledon was something positive. I thought it was something that enhanced his legacy, and apparently Becker thinks the same. According to Becker, the way Roger came back in the fourth set shows clearly why Roger deserves the GOAT status. This was my own thinking as well, although I don’t really believe in a GOAT. Of course Nadal has recently made a strong statement when he won a 9th French Open and a 14th grand slam, but it should be obvious that he is not anywhere near Roger yet as far as the GOAT debate goes. For one thing, he has been much too reliant on one surface and is too one-dimensional while Roger has dominated two surfaces and is a complete player.
Yet despite the obvious facts other all time greats like Mcenroe and Agassi have recently called Nadal the GOAT, so it’s nice to see an all time great choosing Roger’s side. As for Mcenroe and Agassi I imagine they are still bitter about the way Roger abused their country’s only slam hope in Roddick after the retirement of Sampras and Agassi. That is the only reason I can think of for such an irrational argument. Anyway, I just wanted to run this by you and thank you, Eric, for posting it on my blog. I appreciated these words from Becker because it confirmed what I was thinking. I thought it showed class, and I like the parts about not needing another title and the comeback in the fourth set. Of course, a record 8th Wimby title seemed fitting, but the way Roger came back in the fourth set made a very strong statement as well.