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In some circles – those in the know – Roger Federer has been described as the greatest men's tennis player in the history of the sport. Based on the facts, it's a pretty sound claim. Federer has more Major tournament trophies than any other. With sixteen of those gleaming pieces of hardware from every major tournament, it's difficult to argue that any previous ball slapper compares.
Currently ranked No. 3 in the world, his run as the No. 1 player can only be matched and topped by one other - Pete Sampras. Sampras held the No. 1 men's tennis ranking for 286 consecutive weeks during the peak of his storied career. Federer made it to 285 weeks. Along the way, Roger's technique was unmatched. What appeared effortless confounded every opponent that attempted to unseat Federer. Federal has accomplished winning the Grand Slam of Tennis.
Federal holds a professional career record of 830 wins against 189 losses. Those in the latter group know they were lucky. He is a 73-time ATP Champion, including the Grand Slam victories. Out of all of the Grand Slams, the French Open always seemed the most elusive. Played on a clay surface, Federer's only won that title once in 2009. He won the Australian four times. He hoisted the U.S. Open trophy five times and enjoyed the silver bowl of Wimbledon six times.
Now considered 'long of tooth' at 30 for the tennis generation, he still delivers a solid hiccup to his two main adversaries at the moment. Even though Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have higher rankings, whenever they play againt Federer they must be at the top of their game in order to survive.