Sports Federer: Serena may be the greatest tennis player ever

01:36  24 may  2018
01:36  24 may  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Roger Federer believes Serena Williams achievements are enough to merit a place as the greatest tennis player of all time.

Roger Federer called Serena Williams "one of the greatest , if not the greatest tennis Federer then clarified his original opinion by saying Williams may be the greatest "overall," not just among women tennis players . The records make Williams' case as the best ever hard to argue against.

Serena Williams and woman posing for a picture© POOL / AFP / Getty

Roger Federer is often mentioned in the GOAT conversation, but in his mind, that title may belong to Serena Williams.

In an interview with Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal, Federer said he believes Williams has already cemented her legacy as one of the greatest tennis players ever - male or female.

"It's been fascinating to watch," Federer said of Williams' career. "She had a totally different upbringing - I came up through Switzerland with the federation, she did it with her dad and her sister. It's an amazing story unto itself - and then she became one of the greatest, if not the greatest tennis player of all time."

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Roger Federer is often mentioned in the GOAT conversation, but in his mind, that title may belong to Serena Williams. with Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal, Federer said he believes Williams has already cemented her legacy as one of the greatest tennis players ever - male or female.

It’s an amazing story unto itself—and then she became one of the greatest , if not the greatest tennis player of all time.” I have to ask: Did Federer , considered by some to be the tennis GOAT ( Greatest Of All Time), just suggest Serena was the GOAT?

When asked if he meant Williams is the greatest tennis player on the women's side, he clarified that he meant "overall." Federer also noted that it's "not fair to compare" players across different generations.

"But we know (Serena) is all the way up there. I'm probably up there with somebody, somehow," he said. "Maybe there's a group, a best of five - and if you're in that group, you should be pleased and happy. Tennis is a funky sport when it comes to that stuff."

Williams is set to play the upcoming French Open, her first major tournament since taking maternity leave. Federer, meanwhile, will skip the event for the third straight year.

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